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Mark Buchanan, management department professor, has received certification as a qualified Sustainability Practitioner (CSR-P) from the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).



The nonprofit management minor is a 20 credit focus on nonprofit management and community development efforts.  Students from ALL majors can use this minor to pursue their interests in all manner of philanthropy and community development in a variety of policy areas.  Classes are offered in the summer, fall, and spring.
The nonprofit minor now has 68 students.  That number is expected to grow as fall and spring nonprofit courses will be offered for the first time.

Glen_Roy827SuciuChristyPhotoBaughn_ChrisRoy Glen, Christy Suciu, and Chris Baughn had a major publication with the Academy of Management.  Design thinking is a major new development in business education.  This publication now is rated as the 10th most read paper in the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal.

 The Need for Design Thinking in Business Schools
Roy Glen, Christy Suciu, and Christopher Baughn
Academy of Management Learning and Education  2014; 13:653-667 doi:10.5465/amle.2012.0308

Management Department Adjunct Professor Robert Morgan received national recognition in 3 categories at the 2014 “North American Book Awards” for his book, “Equipping Saints for Service.”

– 2nd place for Books on Travel
– 3rd place for Inspirational Non-Fiction Books
– 3rd place for Cover Design


Journal Articles:

Kaupins, Gundars., Wanek, James., Coco, M. (2014). Human Resource Manager Perceptions of Online Course Reimbursement. International Journal of Management and Human Resources, 2(1), 29-47.

Park, Susan. (2014). Employee Internet Privacy:  A Proposed Act That Balances Legitimate Employer Rights and Employee Privacy. American Business Law Journal, 51(4), 779-841.

Wanek, James., Kaupins, Gundars., Coco, M. (2014). The Relationship of HR Professional Online Experience With Perceptions of Organizational Hiring and Promotion of Online Graduates. Journal of Education for Business, 89(5), 222-229.


Bixby, Mike., Patrick, C., Beck-Dudley, C., Park, Susan. (2014). Legal Environment of Business (6th ed). Legal Environment of Business.. Pearson Custom Publishing.

 Kaupins, Gundars. (2014). HR Management Study Games:  Certification Prep and Refresher. (pp. 240). University Press.


Neupert, Kent (Principal), “Boise State I-Corps Sites Program,” Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, Submitted. Total Amount Requested: $248,905.00. (June 30, 2014 – Present)

Solan, David Francis (Principal), Taylor Black, Meredith (Co-Investigator), Black, Geoffrey (Co-Investigator), “A Comprehensive Decision Framework for Assessment the Adoption of Small & Medium-sized Reactors: Analysis of Key Factors and Member State Requirements and Capabilities,” Sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency, Foreign, Awarded. Total Amount Requested: $41,002.00, Amount of Total Award: $41,002.00. (August 28, 2014 – Present)


 Suciu, Christy. (Presenter/Author), Baughn, Chris. (Author), The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation 2014 Conference, “Design Thinking and Models of Entrepreneurial Innovation,” University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa. (Presented: October 23, 2014).

Buchanan, Mark. (Author), Conference on Social Responsibility, “CSR and the Social Contract: New Lenses for Stakeholder Analysis and Strategic Management,” Milgard School of Business, University of Washington, Tacoma; Tacoma, WA. (Presented: July 10, 2014). Peer-Reviewed/Refereed.