We are thrilled to share with you the ninth issue of the Baltimore Business Review: A Maryland Journal. It represents the delightful outcome of the ongoing collaboration between the faculty of the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at Towson University and the Baltimore CFA Society. This journal leverages the relative strengths of both organizations to create an outstanding resource which showcases Maryland’s business opportunities.
This issue reflects the range of expertise our partnership provides and mirrors CBE’s mission to connect theory to practice in curricular, extra-curricular and research activities. In this issue, you will find two collaborated articles between our faculty and students: one studies the initial public offerings (IPOs) for Maryland based firms, and the other addresses best practices in business continuity planning and infrastructure restoration. You will also read about the entrepreneurship program at Towson University as an example to illustrate the development and application of entrepreneurship education, as well as compliance costs for smaller Maryland banks following the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.
“This issue reflects the range of expertise our partnership provides and mirrors CBE’s mission to connect theory to practice in curricular, extra-curricular and research activities.”
I would like to express my appreciation to all contributors to this issue of the Baltimore Business Review. It is their generous contributions of time and effort that made this publication possible. As always, we look forward to hearing any feedback.
Shohreh A. Kaynama, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business and Economics