Gundars Kaupins, chair of the COBE management department, recently published an article, Economic Climate and Development Challenges for Latvia and EU Countries, co-authored with Elena Dubra and Daira Baranova from the University of Latvia. It is published in the refereed Journal of Economics and Management Research, vol. 1, 94-105. This is Kaupins’ seventh journal publication in 2012.
Category Archives: Spotlights
Gundy Kaupins’ Article Published in Journal of Economics and Management Research
COBE Human Resource Management Degree Meets Strict Guidelines
The Department of Management’s BBA Human Resource Management Major has been reaffirmed as being in alignment with the Society of Human Resource Management’s HR Curriculum Guidelines through December 2016. The Guidelines cover major required content areas such as employment law, employee and labor relations, ethics, job analysis, outcomes measurement, strategy, compensation and benefits, training and workforce planning.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.
Brian Greber Report: Idaho good at starting, bad at maintaining businesses
Brian Greber, director of the Business Research and Economic Development Center in the College of Business and Economics, was quoted in a KTVB Channel 7 story on how Idaho is good at starting businesses but bad at maintaining them. The report was based on a study completed by Greber and graduate assistant Jesse Baker that found from 2000-2010 Idaho was one of the top states in the nation for creating business. But the research showed Idaho was one of the worst states in business mortality. Read more here.
Nancy Napier’s Blog – Creativity Without Borders: The Year of Small Changes
Read Napier’s latest blog.
It’s Your Business with Professor Nancy Napier — Start with a Stop
COBE professor Nancy Napier on KTVB Channel 7 – It’s Your Business, discusses how to maximize your new year’s resolutions through a technique called “stop before you start” . Watch it.
IB Students Have Fireside Chat with President Kustra
The International Business Organization (IBO) was privileged recently to have Dr. Bob Kustra, President of Boise State University, sit down with them for a fireside chat in the Jackson Commons in the Micron Business and Economics Building. President Kustra and the students discussed a recent IBO trip to Seattle, Wash. and Vancouver, BC where they visited shipping companies, global firms like Boeing, Darigold and Philips, and governmental and non-governmental agencies to learn about US-Canada Trade relations and international business. Further, students shared their international backgrounds and experiences within COBE and their perspectives on the value of their international business education.
Dr. Kustra was engaging and shared his own knowledge and experience, the international career path of his son, and emphasized the need to prepare students for a globalized world.
“It was a pleasure,” Max Head, IBO President Elect and IB Major said, “to share our experiences with Dr. Kustra and discuss our objectives, goals and how IBO can help students in the International Business Program at Boise State.”
COBE announces Fall 2012 Signature Students
Thirteen COBE students have been named as the Fall 2012 COBE Signature Students. COBE Signature Students have met or exceeded the rigorous standards put forth by the faculty in the College of Business and Economics according the following characteristics:
A COBE Signature Student has:
- A strong knowledge of, and an intense interest in, business and/or economics
- Effective communication skills
- Problem-solving aptitude
- A passion for learning
- Strong leadership abilities
- Ethical behavior personally and professionally
Congratulations to the following students who have received this outstanding distinction:
Chameleons – Do You Know Why They Change color?
“I always thought I knew why chameleons changed color. How wrong I was,” Napeir writes. “Most of us would say…to blend in. But, in some cases, it’s just the opposite.” Read the rest of Nancy’s blog here.
Student Spotlight Awards for November – December
COBE Student Spotlights for November – December
Congratulations to the following students for being selected for COBE’s Student Spotlight for the months of November and December.
- Nicholas Stobbe – MBA
- Ben Mueller – MSA
- Anjanette Call – Accountancy
- Michael Bergloff – Economics
- Ryan McMillen – Entrepreneurship Management
- J. Cameron Clark – Finance
- Melody Armstrong – General Business Management
- Kayla Cuvelier – Human Resource Management
- Dawn Schmidt – Information Technology Management
- Kiley Zanecki – International Business
- Coree Carver – Marketing
- Roman Agafonov – Supply Chain Management