Zeynep Hansen, Department of Economics, Published in Two Peer-reviewed Journals
Two articles by Zeynep Hansen, Department of Economics, have been accepted to be published in peer-reviewed journals this summer.
The first article (co-authored with Hideo Owan, Jie Pan and Shinya Sugawara) titled “The Impact of Group Contract and Governance Structure on Performance: Evidence from College Classrooms,” is forthcoming in Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and is now published online here.
In this article, authors show that a group governance structure that incorporates a proper incentive scheme, such as punishment for free-riders and rewards for hard workers, has a significant positive impact on group (i.e. project) and individual (i.e. exam) performance of students. This study utilizes student performance and other demographic data from an undergraduate introductory management course. The implications of the study, however, go beyond the domain of the economics of education because teamwork in the study includes reading and collecting materials, identifying problems, devising solutions, organizing ﬁndings in a paper and making an oral presentation—an array of tasks similar to group projects observed in many workplaces.
Another article (co-authored with Hideo Owan and Jie Pan) titled “The Impact of Group Diversity on Class Performance: Evidence from College Classrooms” is forthcoming in Education Economics, and is available here.
Using the same class performance data from an undergraduate management course in addition to student demographic data, authors examine how group diversity affects group work performance and individual learning. Authors find that, on average, male-dominant groups performed worse in their group work and learned less (based on their grades in individually taken exams). This gender effect is highly significant in individual learning outcomes providing evidence that gender diversity is influential in the level and nature of knowledge transfers within groups. However, racial diversity had no significant effect on observed group or individual performances.
Is an Executive MBA Right for You?
An informational open house is the best place for individuals and companies to learn about Boise State’s unique Executive MBA program. EMBA faculty, current EMBA participants, alumni and program administrators will be there, so you can learn from those directly involved. Join us Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Stueckle Sky Club for the Boise State EMBA Open House. Click here for more information and to register.
EMBA Informational Open House
Interested in getting your Execitive MBA while you work? Attend an EMBA Informational Open House — the best place for individuals and companies to learn about Boise State’s unique Executive MBA program. You will learn about the program from those who are directly involved. EMBA faculty members, current EMBA students, alumni, and program administrators will be on hand to tell you about the program from their perspective and answer your questions.
The next open house is April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stueckle Sky Center on the west side of Bronco Stadium.
Click here to register or email email@example.com or call (208) 426-4034 to reserve a space. (more…)
COBE Students Take Top Prizes at 2nd Annual Bronco Appathon
COBE seniors in Information Technology Management took top honors at the second annual Bronco APPathon held March 9, 2013. The APPathon challenge is for teams to create a new mobile or web application between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, then give 5-minute presentations to the judges.
Team APPathetic took first place out 16 teams (65 participants). Their app is called IntelliClic; and it enables a mobile device or computer to replace a classroom clicker device. The app captures information from participants and generates a summary that can be displayed in charts or graphs. Members of Team APPathetic — Jennifer Parke, Han Park, Roger Perez and Colin Smith — won $500 each.
Team Mobile Thunder created an app – ”NoBS – The Ultimate Blue Screen Troubleshooting Tool” that captures error codes generated when a desktop computer crashes. The app uses optical character recognition to change the code into a character string that can be used to search Microsoft troubleshooting database to find suggestions for resolving the problem.
Team Mobile Thunder
Team Mobile Thunder tied another team in the best native app category. Members of Team Mobile Thunder are Jeff Pinkham , Andrew Johnson, Matt Koob and Darius Houle. They each won $100.
All but one of the teams’ members are students in ITM 497 – Mobile Apps Development class taught by Tom Cavaiani and Emerson Maxson.
See Statesman article about all the Boise State app creators.
Brian Greber on KTVB — It’s Your Business
Brian Greber, director of the Center for Business Research and Economic Development at Boise State University and senior Economist ECONorthwest talks about business strategies and economic implications on KTVB It’s Your Business. See the video here.
Connect in the Commons – Meet Employers!
Connect with employers at the featured employer table in the Jackson Commons in the Micron Business and Economics Building throughout the semester. These will be great opportunities to build your network.
The next events are:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 1:30-3:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Wells Fargo at 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12 and 1:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13.
See flyer. Brought to you by Career Center. Click here for a complete schedule of employers coming. If you have questions or for more information, call the Career Center: 208-426-1747 or go to career.boisestate.edu.