Commercial real estate has been hit especially hard by the recent economic downturn. Part of the problem hampering its recovery is the great difficulty in getting funding for local projects. An expert from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University explains why this is happening and one way we can make some headway in fixing it.
Good news for the hard-hit Phoenix-area housing market: The rate of foreclosures continues to drop. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows the rate has now fallen four months in a row.
Supply chain management has become an increasingly popular subject at universities around the world, as businesses try to learn how to keep costs down, minimize risk and streamline efficiency. Now, the supply chain management programs at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University are being recognized with some prestigious new rankings, easily placing them again among the best in the nation.
When it's 100-plus degrees outside, all you want to do is turn up the air conditioning inside. Because of all of this cooling, some government-mandated incentive programs are aimed at getting us to buy more efficient air conditioners to save energy and money. However, a recent study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University explains why, even if we buy the more efficient devices, the plan won't necessarily work.
Many people think the next big job boom will happen in the area of sustainability. Research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows a huge percentage of employers are already giving positive weight to job candidates with sustainability skills. However, the same research indicates these job applicants also need professional training in existing fields, to push them over the top in the hiring process.
Homeowners in the hard-hit Phoenix market will be encouraged to hear that foreclosure rates have now dropped for three months in a row. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the positive development for those hoping for some stability in their neighborhoods.
Teens from across the state are coming together this week to learn about how to succeed in college and the business world. About 30 minority and economically disadvantaged students between their high school junior and senior years are attending the free Fleischer Business Scholars Program at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The crash course teaches them everything from resume writing to job interview skills to getting on the path to becoming a business leader.
Recent events have many of us questioning whether our personal information is really safe online. Federal officials are asking Apple and Google about how some of their phones track users' locations. More than 70 million Sony PlayStation users may have had their personal information stolen in a recent computer-hacking incident, and Google says several hundred Gmail accounts were recently breached, too. Late last month, Facebook was among the companies appearing in front of legislators to talk about updating privacy laws. An expert at Arizona State University, Associate Professor Marilyn Prosch, helped to create one of the world's first data-privacy research labs. She is sharing her Top 10 data-privacy tips for both consumers and businesses.
Despite our rough economy and job market, information technology (IT) is one of the fastest-growing professional fields in the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1.4 million IT job openings by 2018, a growth rate of more than 22 percent. The highly ranked W. P. Carey School of Business is offering a new degree option to help working professionals get ahead in this field, an online Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program.
Michael Hanemann, a world-renowned environmental economist, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Hanemann is the Julie A. Wrigley Chair in Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU), where he holds joint appointments in the Department of Economics of the W. P. Carey School of Business, and in the School of Sustainability.