Workshop Series: Nancy Napier

9 November, 2012 - 10:30 to 12:00
Room 430 Joyce Ackroyd Building #37


So you think you want to do research? How do you figure out what to study? Let the topics come to you or go after them? Follow a single stream or jump across puddles? In this session, I'll talk about my path, what I've learned about what to study and, in the process, hope to help save you time and energy as you pursue your own path.

Professor Nancy K. Napier, Director, Centre for Creativity and Innovation and EMBA Faculty, Boise State University (USA)

Nancy Napier (PhD., The Ohio State University) - A Professor of International Business and Executive Director of the Centre for Creativity and Innovation at Boise State University. She managed Boise State's nine year involvement in an $8.5 million capacity building project at the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam, funded by the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency and USAID. Her most recent books are Insight: Encouraging Aha! Moments for Organizational Success and The Creative Discipline: Mastering the Art and Science of Innovation. Her articles appear in such journals as Creativity and Innovation Management, Journal of Management Psychology, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of Management Inquiry, Human Resource Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of International Business Studies. For six years, she was also co-creator and host of Idaho Business Matters, a weekday radio program on NPR News 91. She is now a regular guest on KTVB Channel 7's It's Your Business, a contributor to the Business Insider for the local newspaper, the Idaho Statesman, and a guest blogger for Psychology Today.

Areas of Interest:

  • Creating competitive advantage (Exec MBA)
  • The Creative Economy
  • Germany-US marketing research projects
  • Research Interests: Knowledge flows in transition economies
  • Global talent management
  • Organizational creativity and aha moments
  • Women professionals working outside their home countries