World Class Faculty & Research / July 15, 2022

Smith’s Rachelle Sampson to Present Panmure Prize-Winning Research on July 19.

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Maryland Smith’s Rachelle Sampson, recipient of the inaugural Panmure House Prize, considered one of the United Kingdom’s largest academic prizes, will present her prize-winning study at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 19, 2020 from London in an inaugural Panmure House Prize winners’ presentation.

The $75,000 prize is administered by the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University in partnership with FCLTGlobal. It recognizes research identifying potential flows of capital to innovation – in hope of finding the next major technological, retail or pharmaceutical up-and-comer.

Sampson is an associate professor of logistics, business and public Policy in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. She and co-researchers (Maryland Smith’s Brent Goldfarb, Cornell University’s Yuan Shi and Rafael Corredoira of Ohio State University) analyzed the relationship between a firm’s investment time horizons and innovation with an extensive dataset of US public firms from 1980 to 2019, finding that long-term oriented firms are more likely to produce breakthrough inventions.

Their results suggest firms are becoming more short-term, pointing to the changing nature of firm R&D, with implications for firm competitiveness and economic growth.

Read The Panmure House feature on the Rachelle Sampson-led, prize-winning research.

Register to view Sampson’s Panmure House winners’ presentation live on Zoom.

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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