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Samia Islam Presented at the Idaho Department of Labor Statewide Management Team Meeting

Samia Islam, associate professor, gave a presentation, “Happiness and the American Workforce: Disappearing Jobs and the Opioid Crisis in Perspective,” at the Idaho Department of Labor’s statewide management team meeting on April 12. The presentation was based on Islam’s ongoing … (Read More) Samia Islam Presented at the Idaho Department of Labor Statewide Management Team Meeting

Gary Moore Elected as National Officer for the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Gary Moore, Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center manager at the Idaho Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), has been elected secretary of the national Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. Moore will be responsible for documenting association governance activities and overseeing the … (Read More) Gary Moore Elected as National Officer for the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Department of Economics Faculty Published Parks and Rec Study

The Department of Economics and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation conducted a study of the economic impact of snowmobiles, power boating and state parks. Faculty that worked on this study are Geoffrey Black, Michail Fragkias, Zeynep Hansen, Don Holley and … (Read More) Department of Economics Faculty Published Parks and Rec Study

Kim Sherman-Labrum Speaks to Fruitland Chamber of Commerce

Kim Sherman-Labrum, an associate business consultant for the Idaho Small Business Development Center, recently spoke to attendees of a Fruitland Chamber of Commerce luncheon about tips and tricks to help increase their online presence. Read about her tips in the Argus … (Read More) Kim Sherman-Labrum Speaks to Fruitland Chamber of Commerce

Jim Kroes and Tom Gattiker Publish Paper in the International Journal of Production Economics

Tom Gattiker, professor, and Jim Kroes, associate professor in the  Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management, recently published a paper, “Operational Leanness and Retail Firm Performance Since 1980” in the International Journal of Production Economics. The article applies propositions from … (Read More) Jim Kroes and Tom Gattiker Publish Paper in the International Journal of Production Economics

Nancy Napier: Go Simpler on the Tech and Gain Pockets of Isolation

In Nancy Napier’s latest blog for the Idaho Statesman, she recommends setting aside time in your day for deep work – unplug the distractions. It will add value to your organization and your life. Read Napier’s “Turn off Tech, Create Pockets … (Read More) Nancy Napier: Go Simpler on the Tech and Gain Pockets of Isolation

Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins Spoke on Humor in the Workplace at the Process Improvement Symposium

Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins spoke on how to incorporate humor in the workplace at the Process Improvement Symposium in early February. To be creative when using humor, individuals should go crazy, build on others’ ideas, and do not criticize. Criticism will … (Read More) Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins Spoke on Humor in the Workplace at the Process Improvement Symposium