College of Business and Economics News and Events
Professor Shikhar Sarin, Dept. Marketing and Stacey Malek, (Boise State University BBA ’12), David Gotteland, and Christophe Haon from Grenoble Ecole de Management, received the Best Paper Award in the Innovation and New Product Development Track for their paper, “Extrinsic Rewards, Intrinsic Motivation, and New Product Development Performance.”
The announcement was made at the awards luncheon of the 2017 American Marketing Association Summer Educator’s Conference in San Francisco in August.
Shikhar Sarin, PhD, professor in the Department of Marketing; Stacey Malek (Boise State University, marketing BBA, 2012); and Professor Bernard J. Jaworski, Drucker Chair in Management and the Liberal Arts at Claremont Graduate University; were named winners of the 2017 Sales Education Foundation/Neil Rackham Grant Award for their research, “Informal Controls, Salesperson Engagement, and Performance: Toward an Empirically Validated Comprehensive Framework.” The award announcement was made at a formal reception at the American Marketing Association Conference in San Francisco on August 5.
Malek is a PhD candidate in marketing at Grenoble Ecole de Management (France). She is doing her PhD dissertation research under the supervision of Sarin.
Sales Education Foundation (SEF) is a non-profit component fund of The Dayton Foundation. SEF partners with academic trailblazers and industry professionals to help establish and support effective sales programs around the world.
A clinical associate professor of international business, Jack Marr is featured in Focus on Boise State magazine. The story is about how Marr became interested in Asia and how he is working to connect Boise State University with Asia
Marr will take over duties as director of international business programs beginning fall semester 2017.
Sydney Nederend, 23, who graduated from Boise State University with a finance degree, recently opened a tasting room near the Sunnyslope Wine District for her Scoria Vineyards and Winery. Her long-range plan is to have 100 acres of her family’s property planted to vineyards by 2022.
See Great Northwest Wine’s story: “Scoria Vineyards ready to rock Idaho wine industry.”
Professor of the Practice, Stephen Yates Will be Working with International Business Program Students
Stephen Yates, who recently joined the ranks of Professors of the Practice at Boise State University, will bring international business students and policy program students together.
Yates will lead a team in researching, producing and publishing think pieces in leading national media outlets. This effort will include students and will be a partnership between international business in the College of Business and Economics, and policy programs in the School of Public Service.
Working with Yates will be a great experience for our students. Jack Marr, International Business Program director, is excited about the collaboration.
“We are very happy to be working closely with Steve,” says Marr, “Steve was the local keynote speaker at the first ever Idaho offering of the US-China Town Hall (nationally keynoted by Dr. Henry Kissinger) last October along with other collaborations. We look forward to many future projects with Steve involving students and the Boise State community.”
Yates appears regularly on think-tank panels and national media interviews, including recent appearances on CNN and Fox Business. As executive director of DC International Advisory, a global advisory firm, Yates frequently travels internationally, particularly in Asia. He is fluent in Mandarin and has lived in Taiwan.
Learn more about Stephen Yates in Boise State’s Update.
Garrett McBrayer, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, as been selected as a 2017 Excellence in Finance honoree. The Idaho Business Review’s Excellence in Finance awards program celebrates financial professionals in banking, corporate, investment and professional, whose fiscal accomplishments set a high bar for their company and Idaho’s business economy. Honorees are selected based on leadership, accomplishments and achievement, mentorship and community involvement. Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon August 24 at the Grove Hotel.
McBrayer joined the College of Business and Economics at Boise State in the fall of 2015. His research specializes in information asymmetry, corporate finance, and investments, with a particular focus on firm transparency and financial contagion. His latest work examines such topics as the spillover valuation effects of credit rating changes on equity markets, the impact of firm transparency on the firm’s cost of capital, and the global integration of financial markets. McBrayer’s research has been featured in academic conferences across the United States. He has been awarded or nominated for multiple honors and awards, such as the Doctoral Academy Fellowship while attending the University of Arkansas.
See the list of Excellence in Finance honorees at idahobusinessreview.com/events/excellence-in-finance/
The College of Business and Economics at Boise State University was recognized Tuesday, July 18, at the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education, held at the United Nations (U.N.) in New York City by the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
The college’s first sustainability report was recognized by PRME, an initiative of the U.N. Global Compact, for excellence in implementing their six principles for responsible business education. The College of Business and Economics was one of only three colleges and universities globally to receive an award for an inaugural report during the reception. Boise State received recognition alongside the Stockholm School of Economics and BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.
The 2015 sustainability report was compiled by a team of 15 undergraduate and graduate students who researched the college’s material economic, social, and environmental risks and opportunities in order to transparently communicate its impacts on key stakeholders, including students, faculty and the business community. Taylor Reed, the founding MBA graduate assistant for the college’s Responsible Business Initiative, conceptualized the college’s first report and led the student team that produced it. Reed accepted the award on behalf of the College of Business and Economics.
In reporting, the college seeks to role model a leading corporate practice to inspire business and academic peers to follow suit. The college has since launched its second sustainability report in the fall of 2016, and will issue its third report in September. This work is led and funded by the Responsible Business Initiative, a partnership between the College of Business and Economics and Wells Fargo.
“We create our annual sustainability report with students at the heart, both because they take the lead in researching, analyzing, and reporting on everything you read, and also because educating and inspiring our future leaders on responsibility and sustainability is why we exist and why the faculty and staff come to work every day,” said Ken Petersen, dean of the College of Business and Economics. “This report is also one way that we hold ourselves accountable for our actions and how we demonstrate our leadership in higher education.”
Launched at the 2007 U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva and celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the PRME initiative is the largest organized relationship between the U.N. and business schools with the mission to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing a framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.