Cheryl Larabee, special lecturer with the management and marketing and finance departments, has been honored as a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow. She has shown extraordinary leadership in knowledge of leading trends in corporate governance and she is director on the boards of Jacksons Food Stores, ZAGG, Norco, and Thomas Cuisine Management.
About Gundars KaupinsGundars (Gundy) Kaupins is Department Chair and Professor of Management at Boise State University. He has a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from the University of Iowa and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). His publications include over 250 articles in job evaluation, training and development, Baltic studies, and human resource ethics in journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives and International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction. He teaches human resource management, labor relations, and compensation. With his students, he also has completed human resource consulting for over 350 organizations.
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National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow
Business Aha! Tips
Business Aha! Tips on Creativity by Management Professor Gundars Kaupins and Director for Creativity and Innovation and Professor Nancy Napier was just published. It provides a collection of tips on creativity and “Use It Now” sections for immediate application of ideas. It is available at amazon.com.
Mark Buchanan Earns Certified Global Business Professional Designation
Mark Buchanan, professor of international business and management, recently earned the distinction of Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) with nearly a perfect score . In preparation for the exam, Buchanan participated in a training program sponsored by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) through a Small Business Administration (SBA) grant. Buchanan will serve as a primary faculty member and trainer for the new International Trade Certificate Program (ITCP). The ITCP will be offered through COBE’s International Business Programs and in coordination with several partners.
Class with Avatars Publicized In National Magazine
An Aug. 15, 2012 article in US News & World Report (usnews.com/education) discussed the use of avatars in virtual worlds in graduate schools of business, including Boise State University.
Professors Jim Wanek and Dusty Bodie included virtual, avatar-based software from Vertical Learning Curve (VLC) in their team-taught online MBA human resource management and organizational behavior course during fall semester 2011. The software creates a virtual company environment with the student taking the role of a new intern for a simulated immersion experience.
This is the first entirely online course to be offered in the BSU Professional MBA program.
GENBUS 101 Business for the New Generation Begins
Led by Cheryl Larabee (pictured) and assisted by Luther Maddy and Carolyn Blakeslee, the new GENBUS 101 Business for the New Generation Course will feature course readings from Bloomberg Businessweek, clicker technology to survey students, videos, Micron Technology live case, and guest speakers. The class is held in the 252 seat Skaggs Hall of Learning in our new Micron College of Business and Economics Building.
Michael Bixby Wins Award
Conference Papers Accepted
Alan Draper, (an honors undergraduate student) and Dusty Bodie (BSU management professor) Who, What, When, Where, and Y: Theory Y Management for the Nonprofit Sector, International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) conference in Las Vegas in October 2012.
Mark Johnson (Idaho State University Professor) and Gundars Kaupins (BSU management professor), Selection of an HR Generalist at a Public University. Society for Case Research Case Writing Workshop Proceedings, Springfield, MO, July 2012.
Malcolm Coco (Abilene Christian University professor) and Gundars Kaupins (BSU management professor) Content analyses of student and company reactions to a university internship program (with Malcolm Coco), Global Internship Conference, Berkeley, California, June 2012.
Susan Park just received notice of a journal article acceptance “Unauthorized Televised Debate Footage in Political Campaign Advertising: Fair Use and the DMC.” in The Southern Law Journal. It will be published in 2013 (probably Spring, but possibly Fall).
Gundars Kaupins wrote the “Forward” to the book by Roy Rummler “The Wrong Bottom Line….Still: Critical Comments” published by Applied Focus, International, 2012.
Michael Bixby and Susan Park, of the Management Department in the College of Business and Economics, recently published the textbook “The Legal Environment of Business,” 5th edition, available through Pearson Custom Publishing. Their co-authors are Patrick Cihon, associate professor at Syracuse University, and Caryn Beck-Dudley, dean of the College of Business at Florida State University.