COBE Research Details Positive Economic Impacts from Idaho National Laboratory Operations
INL Impact Study Brochure
The results of a comprehensive new study of the economic impact that Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site operations have on the state reveal that INL is responsible for more than 24,000 Idaho jobs and generates a total economic impact exceeding $3.5 billion.
Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics was awarded a research contract by INL last February to conduct an expansive analysis of the lab’s multidimensional impact on Idaho’s economy. The findings are contained in a report jointly released today by Boise State and INL. (more…)
Economics' Faculty Member Receives Dissertation Award
Kelly Cobourn, economics, has received the 2009 Gordon A. King Ph.D. dissertation award from the Agricultural Resource Economics Department at UC Davis for her dissertation titled “Incentives for Individual and Cooperative Management of a Mobile Pest: An Application to the Olive Fruit Fly in California.”
Faculty Spotlight – Tom Gattiker
An article by Tom Gattiker, information technology and supply chain management, titled “Understanding Project Champions’ Ability to Gain Intra-Organizational Commitment for Environmental Projects,” will be published in the March issue of the Journal of Operations Management.
Lincoln “Clicker” Article Published in MER
Doug Lincoln, professor of marketing and chair for the Department of Marketing and Finance, had his article, “Student Response Systems Adoption and Use in Marketing Education: A Status Report,” published in the fall 2009 issue of the Marketing Education Review. The empirical-based article provides an in-depth look at how those teaching with clickers are using them in their classrooms, gives specific directions for current users on how to more fully exploit clicker technology, and gives advice for first-time users.
Boise State Awards Research Grants to Examine Water, Climate Change Issues
Eight Boise State University undergraduates will share $42,000 in research grants this spring and summer to study issues related to water and climate change alongside Boise State faculty. The grants support participation of under-represented students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The student projects will target economic development, river and dam operations and ecosystem function.
“Undergraduate research is a unique experience for students who may never have had this opportunity otherwise,” said Siân Mooney, a professor of economics and director of the Boise State portion of a National Science Foundation grant that is funding the research projects. “Experience with undergraduate research can help students discover a passion for inquiry and lifelong learning.” (more…)
Research Helps Businesses Go Green
Most companies get it when it comes to going green. In addition to being good for public relations, environmentally friendly practices can help eliminate waste. And when you eliminate waste, such as excess packaging or unnecessary energy consumption, you save money.
But getting from good intentions to meaningful change is not without its obstacles.
Business professor Tom Gattiker’s research identifies barriers to successfully implementing environmental goals in the workplace and ways to break down those barriers, particularly as they relate to a company’s supply chain – the organizations, people and activities that transfer a product from company to company, and eventually to the consumer. (more…)
Professor Tom Gattiker‘s Publication Wins Best Paper Award
Craig Carter, Tom Gattiker and Lisa Ellram
The Journal of Supply Chain Management recently announced the winner of the 2008 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award. (more…)