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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: 5-Aug-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Maryland Smith to Host ‘Negotiation Skills’ Course in DC
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith will host a three-day, in-person professional certificate course at its Washington DC campus designed for professionals at all levels looking to negotiate more effectively – whether it’s product pricing, partnership agreements or the next job offer.

   
Released: 20-Jul-2022 9:35 AM EDT
$1.34 Million Grant Reinforces Maryland Smith’s Center for Global Business
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will focus funding from the U.S. Department of Education on companies’ post-pandemic resilience, competitiveness.

   
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: 30-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Liquidity and Capital Risk Webinar Set for July 20
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts from Maryland Smith, Deloitte and Ginnie Mae will discuss major challenges facing financial markets and ways for firms to improve the monitoring, measurement, and management of liquidity and capital risk.

   
Released: 28-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Maryland Smith’s Blockchain Business Imperative Open for New Cohort
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Launched in January 2022, the six-week synchronous online certificate program starts again July 11, 2022. It focuses on blockchain and its potential economic impact across industries. It's also designed to help leaders identify how blockchain can enable them to innovate and drive growth in their businesses.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Mitigating Drug Shortages via a Quality Management Rating System is Viable: New Study
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A “quality management maturity” (QMM) rating system for pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities is viable toward reducing drug shortages and increasing medicine availability, according to research by risk management expert Clifford Rossi at the University of Maryland.

   
Released: 8-Jun-2022 2:35 PM EDT
UMD Experts to Deliver Virtual Bootcamp on Climate Finance and Risk Management
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts on risk management and climate science at the University of Maryland will present June 23 and 30 virtual sessions targeting leaders across industries.

   
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: 26-Apr-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Social Capital is a Key Driver of Small Business: New Study
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Why do small businesses exploit business opportunities better in some areas than others? Maryland Smith researchers show that local social capital (trust, cooperation level among residents) strongly predicts loan uptake after controlling for close-by bank branches, income and education.

   
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: 22-Mar-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Women Managers Competitively Advocate for Subordinates, Study Shows
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith researchers show that when advocating for subordinates, male or female, women become as competitive as men at work. Men, comparatively tend to advocate more strongly for other men.

   
Released: 2-Mar-2022 2:40 PM EST
‘Maryland Business Adapts’ Event to Celebrate Pandemic-Era Pivots
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business on June 3 will host a second annual event recognizing Maryland-based Global Businesses for Innovative Pandemic-Era Pivots.

Released: 28-Feb-2022 3:05 PM EST
Conference on Health IT and Analytics: Speakers, Topics Set for March 4-5 Event
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith hosts an annual conference designed to deepen the understanding of strategy, policy and systems fostering health IT and analytics’ effective use, to stimulate new ideas with both policy and business implications, and facilitate collaboration among academia, government and industry.

     
Released: 9-Feb-2022 3:15 PM EST
Maryland Smith Targets Startups with Blockchain Accelerator
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Early-stage companies that are building apps leveraging blockchain technology are targeted for a 45-day virtual program culminating with participants presenting their progress to investors in a Demo Day event.

Released: 7-Feb-2022 3:15 PM EST
‘Risk Leadership in 2022’ Webinar with Fannie Mae, Maryland Smith Experts
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Risk Leadership Series webinar on Feb. 17 will explore how CROs and Board Risk Committees work together in grappling with risk including that associated with ESG and DEI.

   
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: 13-Jan-2022 3:45 PM EST
Researchers Produce System to Predict Passenger Flow to Increase Airport Efficiency
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Research in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management reveals a method to improve decision making within airport operations by producing accurate traveler forecasts in real-time.

   
Released: 11-Jan-2022 2:20 PM EST
Maryland Smith Launches ‘Blockchain Business Imperative’ Certificate Program
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith’s new online certificate program is designed to help leaders identify how blockchain technology can enable them to innovate and drive growth in their businesses.

   
Released: 20-Dec-2021 1:10 PM EST
Lockdowns Lose One-Third of Their Impact on Mobility in a Month, New Study Shows
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith’s Yogesh Joshi gauges the immediate and extended impact of COVID lockdowns around the world, in work published by Nature Scientific Reports.

Released: 16-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST
Maryland Smith Unveils Tech Management MBA and Graduate Certificate Program
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

University of Maryland schools of business, engineering and public policy collaborate to deliver skills leaders need to successfully identify and implement technology across their organizations and markets. The program begins in August 2022.

   
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: 14-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST
Maryland Smith’s Dilip Madan Named IAQF/Northfield Financial Engineer of the Year
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith's Dilip B. Madan is recognized for contributing to the advancement of quantitative finance as the 2021 IAQF/Northfield Financial Engineer of the Year.

Released: 10-Dec-2021 12:05 PM EST
Consumer Research Explores ‘Banking Happiness’ to Cope with Future Sadness
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith’s Ali Faraji-Rad identifies and examines “banking happiness” as a phenomenon through which consumers hang on to happy moments to cope with future sadness. The work is newly published in the Journal of Consumer of Research.

   
Released: 9-Dec-2021 10:30 AM EST
When Helping Hurts the Helper
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

New research co-authored by Maryland Smith’s Jennifer Carson Marr examines negative consequences of preemptive helping in the workplace -- especially from helpers with higher status than the recipient.

   
Released: 3-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST
Maryland Smith and upGrad Launch Data Science and Business Analytics Certificate Program
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith is launching a nine-month, online Data Science and Business Analytics Certificate Program for technical and non-technical professionals.

   
Released: 26-Nov-2021 8:05 AM EST
Study Shows How Your Coworkers’ Morals Can Help You Do the Right Thing
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Seeing moral symbols at work can inspire employees to speak up about problems and subsequently help organizations protect the rights of clients and employees, prevent harm to the public and the environment, according to findings co-authored by a Maryland Smith researcher.

   
Released: 8-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EST
Webinar: A Scientist's Take on Climate Models and Risk Management Applications
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

In the week following COP26, University of Maryland experts Tim Canty (Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science) and Clifford Rossi (Center for Financial Policy) will give insights on the latest IPCC climate change report and its implications for risk managers.

     
Released: 28-Oct-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Senator Tim Scott's claim that the IRS will monitor private bank accounts is not accurate
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Based on the last version of the Biden plan, Tim Scott's comments were not entirely accurate. The only accounts that would be subject to the reporting requirement would be where the total deposits exceed $10,000 after taking out of the equation W-2 wages and government benefits, e.g., social security payments.

   
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: 19-Oct-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Maryland Smith to Launch Pair of Programs for Top Undergraduate Scholars
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

An "Interdisciplinary Business Honors Living-Learning Program" and "Smith Business Leadership Fellows Program," both starting in fall 2022, are designed to prepare high-achieving University of Maryland undergrads to meet future business and industry challenges.

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: 5-Oct-2021 8:40 AM EDT
Research Gives New Insight into Capitalizing on Momentum Investing
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

New research by Maryland Smith’s Albert “Pete” Kyle shows how markets gain momentum and how investors can make better decisions based on it.

   
Released: 30-Sep-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Maryland Smith Partners with Ghana’s Ashesi University for Faculty Development
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

University of Maryland business professors will engage with Ashesi University counterparts in virtual sessions to strengthen the Ghana-based school’s research infrastructure in terms of applying research foundations to enhance classroom content and experience.

Released: 30-Sep-2021 8:35 AM EDT
New Study Shows Path to Uninterrupted Supply of Safe, Effective Drugs for U.S. Consumers
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

In a study funded by the FDA and HHS, Maryland Smith risk management expert Cliff Rossi shows a path to reducing U.S. consumer exposure to prescription drug shortages.

     
Released: 28-Sep-2021 12:35 PM EDT
New ‘Federal Risk Academy’ Certificate Program to Launch from Maryland Smith’s Center for Financial Policy
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith and Deloitte will deliver a certificate program covering risk management for federal employees, in live virtual sessions between Jan. 11 and Feb. 1, 2022.


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