High school English teachers from across the United States gathered this summer at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to develop lesson plans that will blend literature with the history and philosophy of enterprise.
By the time Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal meets University of Maryland undergraduate students, most already have formed opinions on the value of enterprise and markets. “Much of their conceptions and misconceptions are created at the middle and high school levels,” says Agarwal, director of the school's Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. In this podcast she discusses Enterprise Through Literature, a program that introduces secondary students to the philosophical underpinnings of capitalism. Listen to the podcast (9:59)...
University of Maryland researchers will study enterprise and markets at a new center of excellence funded by $5 million from The Snider Foundation, led by Ed Snider ’55.
In a Washington Post article published on March 16, 2105, Ed Snider Center Director Rajshree Agarwal explores why it’s important for business students to learn about the ethics and principles required to create value, not just focus on issues surrounding how value ought to be distributed.
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has appointed the director of the Snider Center, Dr. Rajshree Agarwal, to chair a commission to “chart a road map to competitive excellence” for the future.
In a debate hosted by the Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute, and Paul Vaaler, the Mooty Chair in Law and Economics at the University of Minnesota, represented diverse views on the intersection of individual rights and societal responsibilities.
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In this issue of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Rajshree Agarwal to talk about the future of innovation in America and how companies can inspire entrepreneurship among their employees.
By RAJSHREE AGARWAL
Strategy often starts as theory built in an ivory tower. Leaders assess their perceived strengths and weaknesses, match these with perceived environmental opportunities and threats, and then descend from above to attempt implementation. This is when intended strategy slams into reality in a turbulent world. Read more...
In this issue of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Rajshree Agarwal to talk about the Tesla and how their corporate decisions spur innovation.