Think that group projects always get the best results? Lisa Stickney, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, writes in a new article in Management Teaching Review that group dynamics may suppress individuals' better ideas - and conformity may be the final, debilitating result.
Winners of the University of Baltimore's 2017 "Rise to the Challenge" pitch competition, held on May 3, are Brittany DeNovellis, a candidate in the M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneur program, for Project Kitchen X in the category of Aspiring Business Ventures. DeNovellis also won a prize for Crowd Favorite. Mustafa Wahid, a candidate in the MBA program, won in the Existing Business Ventures category for TransitioningU.
The 15th edition of Vital Signs, a comprehensive statistical portrait of Baltimore and its neighborhoods, is now available. The extensive report uses publicly available data to provide a sweeping view of every city neighborhood, from home vacancies to demographic trends.
Amon Anderson, associate director of Acumen America, an organization that is harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to tackle poverty in the United States, will discuss "How Venture Philanthropy Makes a Difference in America" in the next Merrick Engages talk on April 18.
Seven University of Baltimore students have been selected as finalists for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation's fourth annual "Rise to the Challenge" Pitch Competition, an opportunity to show off new ideas and concepts for businesses before an audience of consumers and entrepreneurial experts. The event will take place on May 3.