May 20, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Merrick School of Business Dean Darlene Smith's May 20 op-ed for the Baltimore Sun, "Making it new in Maryland," explores the reasons why Fast Company magazine recently touted the state as the third most innovative in the nation.
[I]f we are as innovative as Fast Company and the leaders of free enterprise say we are—and I believe it's true—we have to ask ourselves a couple of questions: How did it happen? And how can we keep it going?," Smith writes. "It might help if more Marylanders had a thorough understanding of what innovation means. For starters, innovation is all around us, in our cars, our homes, and our workplaces—but it's an elusive thing to describe."
Read the op-ed.