Why the EV Future is Now — in Norway

In May 2022, 79% of new passenger vehicles sold in Norway were battery electric powered. With plug-in hybrids accounting for an additional 8 percent, only about 1 in 8 new cars sold in Norway were traditionally configured gasoline cars.

Elon Musk’s Irony: Bots, the Impetus to Abandon His Twitter Deal, Have Propelled Tesla

Maryland Smith’s David A. Kirsch, who is researching pro-Tesla Twitter bots, or “fanbots,” says irony pervades Elon Musk’s stated reasoning to abandon his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter.

The Twitter Bots that Boost Tesla

Amid Elon Musk’s successful $44 billion bid to buy Twitter this week, there’s no denying the value the social media platform has brought to one of the world’s richest person’s other companies, 240 characters at a time. Tesla’s sky-high valuation—over $1 trillion—is linked to the electric car maker’s maneuvers on Twitter, says Maryland Smith’s David Kirsch, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship. 

The ‘Still-Weird’ Market for Meme Stocks

Before COVID-19 disrupted business at brick-and-mortar stores, GameStop already was struggling. A shift was under way. Gamers were downloading games directly to their consoles instead of purchasing, in-store, new and used video game software and hardware.

Social Innovation Fellows Come Together for Celebration

There’s always cause for celebration at the end of semesters, and Maryland Smith’s Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) made the most of theirs. Students met with Faculty Champion David Kirsch, associate professor of management and organization at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, for an outdoor dinner at a nearby College Park restaurant.

Kirsch Has an Eye on the Past

It starts with horse manure: How past problems influence the present. Maryland Smith’s David A. Kirsch never planned on being an academic, but the entrepreneurship professor and author just keeps finding new problems to tackle. “What am I going to do when I grow up?” Kirsch would ask himself. “I think, ‘OK, one more interesting problem to solve and then I'll figure out what I'm going to do.’ In the interim, I've grown up.”

Maryland Smith Authors Crack Code to Financial Bubbles

New Book Identifies Four-Factor Model for Predicting Next Crash COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Feb. 19, 2019) — Beware of a great story when picking stocks, authors Brent Goldfarb and David A. Kirsch write in their new book, “Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation,” released today from Stanford University Press.

Social Innovation Fellows visit Booz Allen Innovation Center in Washington, DC

Undergraduate student, Kelsey Talley, class of 2019, marketing and international business major and global poverty minor, writes about a field trip with the Social Innovation Fellows program on September 13, 2018, at the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center in Washington, D.C.

Online MBAs Earn Real Money During 2-Hour Pop-Up Challenge

Online MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business tested their entrepreneurial ideas in a two-hour pop-up business challenge in fall 2017. More than 30 teams earned profits during the activity, led by Smith School professors David Kirsch, David Kressler, Azi Gera and Brent Goldfarb. Pop-up enterprises included:

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