Dr. Brian Greber, the Director of the Center for Business Research and Economic Development at Boise State University and President of the Board of the Arc, Idaho, discusses ways employers can expand their work capacity without expanding their infrastructure or bringing new employees directly onto the payroll by accessing reliable workers with disabilities or as Greber likes to say, “workers with differential abilities.” See the T.V. segment here. For more information call the ARC, (208) 343-5583, or visit The Arc website.
Category Archives: Faculty Spotlights
Greber on KTVB “It’s Your Business” – Accessing reliable workers with disabilities
Mark Buchanan, COBE Professor, In China – Presented “Corporate Social Responsibility: A Business Essential and Legal Imperative”
Mark Buchanan, COBE professor of law and international business is currently teaching and doing research abroad. He recently gave a presentation titled Corporate Social Responsibility: A Business Essential and Legal Imperative for the ABA Section of International Law China Committee in Shanghai Centre, Shanghai, China on May 8-9, 2013. (南京西路1376号, 上海商城，568室)
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an essential part of the global plan of a company. U.S. state and federal mandates address CSR and there is increased focus on CSR in China. Buchanan shared live situations that are plaguing companies, highlighted issues that should be considered when doing due diligence, discussed the rules and regulations affecting CSR, and address best corporate practices.
Geoffrey Black, Economics Department Chair Presented to Accountants
Geoffrey Black, economic professor and economics department chair, presented “Developments in the Global Economy and the Implications for Idaho” to approximately 250 accountants at the annual meeting of the Association of Government Accountants on April 24. Reception to Black’s presentation was positive. Boise State’s College of Business and Economics values the supportive relationship it has with accounting professionals in the Treasure Valley.
Management Department Faculty Awards
The Department of Management had its 6th annual awards for outstanding faculty achievements for the year. The winners are:
Outstanding Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
- Research: Chris Baughn
- Undergraduate Teaching: Susan Park
- Internal Service: John McIntosh
- Community Service: Dusty Bodie
Outstanding Special Lecturer
- Teaching: Christy Suciu
- Internal Service: Decateur Reed
- Community Service: Christy Suciu
- Teaching Steve Kipp
Napier Writes “Caffeine Pizza With Medical Benefits..Huh?”
Nancy Napier, executive director of the Centre for Creativity and Innovation, wrote an article for her blog “Creativity Without Borders” in Psychology Today titled “Caffeine Pizza With Medical Benefits.. Huh?”. To read Nancy’s insightful piece, click here.
2013 Summer Proposal Award Winners Selected
From the many excellent summer research and teaching innovation proposals submitted by COBE faculty, the recipients of 2013 summer proposal awards have been chosen. Elorriaga Fellows Gary McCain and Phil Fry served as referees for the selection process.
Congratulations to the following faculty who received research or teaching innovation awards:
Meredith Black – “A Decision Framework for Financing and Deploying Small Modular Reactors in Developing Economies.”
Mark Cowan – “Sacrificing Sovereignty: Governmental Use of Contract Law Instead of Tax Law to Raise Revenue.”
Pat Delana – “COBE Business Graphics Guide.”
Zeynep Hansen and Scott Lowe – “Impact of Major Water Storage Facilities and Water Rights Institutions on Agricultural Productivity: An Economic History Perspective.”
Susan Park – “Social Media Password Legislation – Analysis and Recommendations.”
Nina Ray – “Thanatourism: Walks on the “Dark” Side of Tourism.”
Gary McCain and Sharon Tabor received funding for the case writing project, “Development of a COBE Branded Assessment Case.”
COBE Professor Doug Lincoln Coauthor of EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research Article
Douglas J. Lincoln, Ada Burke Fellow, Professor of Marketing and Director of Undergraduate Programs for the College of Business and Economics, co-authored an EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research article titled “Leading a Multiple Project Mobile Learning Initiative: The Approach at Boise State University.” The article describes a number of projects that have emerged from Boise State’s Mobile Learning Initiative. Faculty and staff from a number of units within Boise State convened in fall 2010 to develop a series of specific recommendations that would allow for the development of one or more innovative, technology-based projects across campus. In 2011, the task force submitted a proposal titled “Mobile-Learning for Boise State: A Proposal to Catalyze Transformation in Teaching and Learning.” The other co-authors of the article are Susan E. Shadle, Ross A. Perkins, Michael Humphrey and R. Eric Landrum.
Nancy Napier Writes Business Column in Statesman
Nancy Napier, Executive Director of the Centre for Creativity and Innovation and author of “Wise Beyond Your Field”, wrote a business column in the Idaho Statesman on what it was like to work with “her gang”. To read the column, check it out here. To order the book, head to the University Bookstore, Broncoshop or Amazon for a copy as a portion of the proceeds will help support student scholarships.
COBE Associate Professor Receives Promotion
Boise State associate professor Tom Gattiker was promoted to the rank of professor by President Bob Kustra. Gattiker had amassed an impressive record over his adjunct time and received the promotion to the highest rank of a faculty member. Gattiker’s field is in supply chain management and received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2000. Join us in congratulating Tom for his well-deserved promotion.