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Released: 10-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Strategy, Psychology Behind Effective Negotiating
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith experts explain the groundwork for professionals to “'think on their feet’ when the next situation arises to negotiate – whether in product pricing, partnership agreements or the next job offer.”

   
Released: 18-Jul-2022 3:10 PM EDT
Fed Stress Test’s Non-Transparency: Why it Hampers Banks
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith risk expert Clifford Rossi explains the extent to which banks are hampered by not getting to see the Federal Reserve’s stress test model and how this can affect the economy.

   
Released: 13-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Elon Musk’s Irony: Bots, the Impetus to Abandon His Twitter Deal, Have Propelled Tesla
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith’s David Kirsch, who is researching pro-Tesla Twitter bots, describes the irony in Elon Musk’s stated reason for moving to abandon his $44 billion Twitter purchase agreement.

Released: 12-Jul-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Musk’s Buyer’s Remorse and Potential Deal Outcomes
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Elon Musk’s move to abandon his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter is less about bot traffic and more about Musk’s buyer’s remorse for agreeing to too high a purchase price, explains Maryland Smith finance expert David Kass

Released: 28-Apr-2022 6:05 AM EDT
What Elon Musk's Move Means for Stakeholders
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith's David Kass gives three takes on what Elon Musk's Twitter deal means for stakeholders of Twitter and Tesla.

Released: 7-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
3 Keys to Addressing Bias in Health Data and Algorithms and Why it Matters
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Health IT expert Ritu Agarwal at the University of Maryland describes three paths for medical students and physician-scientists toward health equity in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, geographic location and income.

     
Released: 20-Jan-2022 2:00 PM EST
Regulatory Scrutiny of Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal Likely to Extend to 2023
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith finance professor and former FTC economist David Kass explains why aggressive antitrust enforcement will slow Microsoft’s $75 billion move to solidify its position in the development of the "metaverse."

   
Released: 15-Dec-2021 9:50 AM EST
16 Stocks to Watch in 2022
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith’s David Kass, who blogs about Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway and the stock market, narrows his semi-annual stocks-to-watch list “amid rising uncertainties.”

Released: 21-Oct-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Finance Themes to Watch for During COP26
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Having held senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest financial services companies, Maryland Smith professor Clifford Rossi examines climate change implications for finance and risk management ahead of COP26.

     
Released: 14-Oct-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Shortages, High Prices Still Likely for Holidays Despite Biden Sprint to Unsnarl Supply Chain
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith supply chain and logistics expert Martin Dresner explains why the Biden Administration's push to unclog the U.S. supply chain will have marginal short-term effect.

   
Released: 15-Sep-2021 3:45 PM EDT
For Aviation, an ‘Unprecedented Opportunity’
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Air transportation policy and logistics expert Martin Dresner says the post-COVID period will provide the aviation industry with a tremendous opportunity to build back better and greener, and this hinges on cooperative initiatives under centralized leadership.

Released: 3-Sep-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Employer Pitfalls of the TikTok Resume Trend
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

As job seekers post video resumes on the popular app TikTok and rack up impressive page views, employers run certain risks, including overlooking potentially strong non-video savvy applicants or unwittingly succumbing to bias, says a Maryland Smith expert.

   
Released: 14-Jul-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Pandemic Recovery Trends in Hotel Service
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith service expert Roland Rust explains why guests should prepare for room rate and fee increases and more service automation as hotels grapple with a labor shortage.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 3:25 PM EDT
5 Leadership Strategies for Better Adapting in a Crisis
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith management expert and futurist Oliver Schlake describes how companies can prepare for the next crisis as the economy gradually emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 28-May-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Implications of Dwindling Oscars Viewership and Movie Audience Fragmentation
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

As Oscars viewership has plummeted, positive news for the film industry can be gleaned from the increasing fragmentation of movie audiences, a trend that is paving the way for filmmakers who might have struggled to produce motion pictures that were previously deemed as less commercially viable.

Released: 25-May-2021 12:25 PM EDT
The 280E Tax Code as an Obstacle for Cannabis Firms and the SAFE Banking Act
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The SAFE Banking Act was a big step toward removing barriers for cannabis businesses. But Maryland Smith accounting expert and CPA Samuel Handwerger says other obstacles loom. Among them, the tax code.

Released: 5-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Myths About Workplace Negotiations
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

In organizational hiring, negotiating and efforts to foster creativity, there often is a tendency to see things as “either-or” or “winner vs. losers.” Such zero-sum mindset tends to lead to errors and biases, says Maryland Smith’s Rellie Derfler-Rozin, whose recent research explores this dynamic and its implications.

   
Released: 22-Apr-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Business Lessons From European Soccer Turmoil
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A Super League in European soccer was an idea that was appealing to clubs because of the potential payout, but it ultimately lacked a major part of the equation – the fans, says Maryland Smith marketing professor Henry C. Boyd III.

Released: 4-Mar-2021 2:10 PM EST
Maryland Smith Experts Weigh Bitcoin’s Viability as a Currency and Asset
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

With Bitcoin’s recent hot streak, finance expert David Kass and “Bubbles and Crashes” co-author Brent Goldfarb, both professors at Maryland Smith, share their views on the cryptocurrency’s viability as a market asset and currency for trade.

   
Released: 3-Mar-2021 2:25 PM EST
Climate Risk Management for Financial Organizations: Maryland Smith’s Rossi to Present Recommendations to FHFA
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith's Clifford Rossi recommends the FHFA integrate climate risk management governance and processes into its existing enterprise risk management work. He says the agency should determine how much credit risk exposure is associated with specific types of natural disasters and climate-related events.

   
Released: 18-Feb-2021 1:15 PM EST
How Tesla’s Bitcoin Play Fits Into Cryptocurrency Taxation
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith tax expert Samuel Handwerger starts with Elon Musk’s stake in virtual currency and explores the implications for the future of finance – and the IRS.

   
Released: 27-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
A Pandemic Playbook for Super Bowl Advertisers
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

With Super Bowl 55 less than two weeks away, marketers are geared up for this year's batch of advertisements. But after a tumultuous year, what's the right tone for advertisers to strike? Maryland Smith's Henry C. Boyd III has an idea.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:15 PM EST
Workplace Expert: COVID-Safe Company Holiday Party Ideas and Why Celebrating is Significant
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith workplace expert Vijaya Venkataramani says Zoom fatigue notwithstanding, a COVID-safe staff or company holiday celebration is ideal for leaders and managers to give thanks to team members for their resilience in 2020.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 11:30 AM EST
What Gamers Should Know About Playing with Stocks
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Award-winning researcher and expert on economics and market structure Albert “Pete” Kyle says “don’t confuse luck for skill,” amid advice for 'Animal Crossing' fans who want to play the stock market.

   

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