Susan Park published “Employers: Are your workers employees or contractors?” in the February 19, 2013 Business Insider Edition of the Idaho Statesman.
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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Gundars Kaupins and Decateur Reed from Boise State along with Malcolm Coco and Andrew Little from Abilene Christian University published “Online Monitoring Perceptions of North Techas HR Managers” in the Texas Business Monthly Winter 2012 pages 4-6.
Boise State University announced today that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that its Management Department, Human Resource Management Major is renewed for alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 308 programs in 232 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines — created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 — are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.
Kaupins, Gundars (Boise State), Dubra, Elena, and Baranova, Daira (U. of Latvia), (2012). Economic climate development challenges for Latvia and EU countries. Journal of Economics and Management Research. Vol. 1, 94-105.
Kala Killworth Guest Speech
Journal Article Accepted
Legal and Ethical Implications of Newspaper Web Privacy Policies. (by Gundars Kaupins, Christy Suciu, and Mark A. Buchanan). Advances in Business Research, Fall 2012, Vol. 3, No. 1.
National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow
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.
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.