Professor Debra Shapiro from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business started a one-year term as president of the Academy of Management during the professional association’s annual meeting Aug. 7-11, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Because of its broad holdings and massive scale, the Tata Group is sometimes called “the GE of India.” But in terms of growth, if not sheer size, Tata outsmarts its American cousin. Tata’s revenue has multiplied 10-fold since 2002, far outpacing GE. Smith School professor Sunil Mithas draws lessons from Tata's rise in his new book, "Making the Elephant Dance."
Storefront signs that recently went up for the grand opening of TargetExpress near the University of Maryland will make a quick exit. The Minnesota-based retailer announced on Aug. 4, 2015, that it will call all of its stores just Target, regardless of size or format. This means the small Baltimore Avenue site across the street from campus will carry the same name as the full-size Target about three miles away in Hyattsville
In this edition, Tommy Malone, MBA Candidate 2016, tells us about working as a summer financial management associate at Citi in New York City.
Customers have kvetched about airline baggage fees since American Airlines started charging people for even one checked bag in 2008, but the practice has swept the industry. Last month, JetBlue started charging passengers for luggage, leaving Southwest standing alone as the only company to let all passengers check a bag or two without an extra charge. Although many travelers grumble about the fees, new research from Smith School