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May 01, 2015
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Due to the continuing situation in Baltimore, classes at the Baltimore campus remain cancelled through Sunday, May 3, 2015.

We apologize for any inconvenience and ask that you travel to and from the city safely.

 

Apr 29, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research
 
Congratulations to the following faculty and PhD alumni from the marketing department at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business:
 
Finalist, 2015 Marketing Science Long-Term Impact Award 
Dave Godes' paper with Dina Mayzlin  “Firm-Created Word-of-Mouth Communication: Evidence from a Field Test,” Marketing Science, Volume 28, issue 4, 2009, (July/August), pp. 721-39,  is a finalist for the Long-Term Impact Award. This paper was also a finalist for the John D. C.
Apr 29, 2015

When starting a business, not all locations are equal. Success or failure can depend on businesses per capita, accessible financing, annual income levels, average workday length, office space costs and workforce education levels. Smith School professor Christine Beckman considers these factors for Wallethub’s Best Cities to Start

Apr 29, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Keeping your employees from frittering away their days on social media should involve more tact and art than heavy-handed restrictions. That's one insight from a study that Smith School professor Christine Beckman and a colleague at California Polytechnic State University did of the Navy's experience in keeping people on task (and off email) while on duty. The idea behind the study was to explore how an extreme case,

Apr 29, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Smith School Professor and Assistant Dean Rebecca Ratner talks with Huff Post Live today, Wednesday, April 29 at 4 p.m./EDT.

Many people feel embarrassed about doing fun activities alone, such as dining out or going to a movie. Ratner's research finds that when solo consumers do venture out, they enjoy themselves more than they expect. The challenge for companies that offer fun experiences is to figure out how to market to solo consumers.

Watch the show.

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