Nancy Napier was featured in the Online MBA blog on business schools across the nation that have designed programs to help cultivate creative business graduates. The blog post, titled “The Business of Creativity,” highlights programs from Boise State, Stanford, Harvard and Columbia University. The article describes how bolstering creative thinking in college allows students to enter the workforce equipped with a mixture of hard and soft skills, as well as mastery in traditional business curriculum and the ability to be creative. Check it out.
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Nancy Napier Featured on Online MBA Blog
Geoffrey Black, Economics Chair, to Present at Small Modular Reactors Conference
Geoffrey Black had been ask to speak at the Small Modular Reactors (SMR) Conference: Managing the Technical, Cost, and Regulatory Challenges to Develop a New Nuclear Industry, May 29-30, 2013 in Washington, DC. Black will be presenting his study on assessing potential markets, particularly developing economies. He has been working with the Westinghouse company on the impacts of developing SMR manufacturing facilities in the US for domestic deployment (eg: in Missouri to replace aging coal plants) and on the market potential for developing countries.
Nancy Napier’s New Blog – The upside of Complaining
Nancy Napier, director of the Centre of Creativity and Innovation, posts regularly for Psychology Today. Read her most recent blog and learn your A’s and C’s and the good of complaining.
Greber on KTVB “It’s Your Business” – Accessing reliable workers with disabilities
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.
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.”