Improvisation and contingency planning are fundamental to business survival because challenges can appear at any turn — like in a zombie apocalypse, Smith School professor Oliver Schlake says.
Shareholders will vote Wednesday on the formation of Kraft Heinz, which would emerge as the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company pending legal hurdles. The merger would bring popular brands such as Oscar Mayer, Planters, Kool-Aid, Ore-Ida, Bagel Bites and Classico under the same roof. While most consumers won’t notice any difference at the supermarket, the blockbuster deal will stir interest in an industry that many
Are companies being too picky in hiring workers? One factor slowing the recovery might be the growing length of time it's taking companies to fill open positions. As of April, the average vacancy took 23.7 days to fill, nearly double the 15.3 days of mid-2009. Jeff Kudisch, a Smith School professor and managing director of the Office of Career Services, thinks it's sensible that companies appear to be embracing the
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Businesswomen need to speak up and ask for more, two experts from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business said June 20, 2015, at the Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.