BUSINESS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER
of the
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
at
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD


The BUSINESS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER is a focal point and resource for faculty research projects, various student programs and projects, and the facilitation of interactive efforts and programs between/amongst the School of Business and Public Administration and a myriad of community, business and government interests throughout the regional Kern County area.  Some of the on going programs include:

Family Business Institute:  Provides a comprehensive program promoting the success of family owned businesses in Kern County.  The FBI is a specifically designed resource that addresses the myriad of issues pertaining to family businesses.  The goal of the Institute is to develop a body of knowledge and problem solving techniques that are accessible to all members.  The FBI is a public-private alliance among the School of Business & Administration at CSUB, Kern County family owned businesses, and service professionals.

Kern County Technology Transfer Group:  Provides support for the commercialization of technology and technology transfer for technology oriented firms throughout Kern County.

Kern County Export Development Program:  Provides interns for Kern County businesses interested in starting and expanding export trade.

Strategic Management Plan Program:  BPA offers senior and MBA students the opportunity to analyze and provide Strategic Management Plans, including a comprehensive strategic analysis, to businesses throughout Kern County.  These projects will be conducted and completed by teams of senior or graduate students under the direction of CSUB professors.  Following an extensive analysis of each business, a completed Final Report will be issued to the participating business.