News Releases

News Releases

December 18, 2012

As you do your shopping this holiday season, would it help to know exactly which toys, electronics, food and other items are better for the environment? A prominent researcher at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is helping to develop a system that will tell retailers, manufacturers, and eventually consumers, about the sustainability of many of the products we buy every day. Professor Kevin Dooley is research director of The Sustainability Consortium, an impressive group administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas, featuring big-name-members, such as Unilever, BASF, MillerCoors, Mars and Walmart, with combined revenue of more than $1.5 trillion.

December 12, 2012

Making decisions in the business world is getting tougher as companies branch out more globally, deal with more complex supply chains, and try to make the most of mountains of "big data." Companies now receive sophisticated information through social media feedback, networking with customers, their own manufacturing systems, and even when consumers use cutting-edge gadgets with special technology inside. They need people who can make sense of all of this data using advanced computer models and people who can act on the information. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering two new specialized master?s degree programs to help professionals in fast-growing fields associated with all of this. The master's in business analytics and the master's in supply chain management and engineering are both available for students starting in fall 2013.

December 10, 2012

Making decisions in the business world is getting tougher as companies branch out more globally, deal with more complex supply chains, and try to make the most of mountains of "big data." Companies now receive sophisticated information through social media feedback, networking with customers, their own manufacturing systems, and even when consumers use cutting-edge gadgets with special technology inside. They need people who can make sense of all of this data using advanced computer models and people who can act on the information. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering two new specialized master?s degree programs to help professionals in fast-growing fields associated with all of this. The master's in business analytics and the master's in supply chain management and engineering are both available for students starting in fall 2013.

December 5, 2012

We?re finally on the path to full economic recovery, and Arizona may get there in about three years. That?s the main message from experts who spoke today at the 49th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon co-sponsored by Arizona State University?s W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase. About 1,000 people attended the event at the Phoenix Convention Center, where economists painted a generally brighter picture for 2013.

December 3, 2012

After several months of hovering in the same tight range, Phoenix-area home prices are on the rise again. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the numbers for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of October.

November 29, 2012

If you?ve ever thought about going back to school to try to advance your career and make more money, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University offers some of the best values in education. In particular, its full-time MBA program has consistently been recognized as one of the best in the nation for ?return on investment.? Recently, the school announced it?s adding a new scholarship program to make it even easier for some of the best students in the country to get an MBA through that program.

November 26, 2012

America?s housing market is finally starting to really recover from the Great Recession, but some areas of the country are fighting back faster than others. New research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University indicates one reason: Different states have dramatically different mortgage laws, and some make it easier to push through tough times.

November 19, 2012

As we approach holiday shopping time, many of us start thinking about long lines, frayed nerves and dealing with frazzled customer-service representatives. However, some companies are now taking the time to turn customer-service interactions into a strong point of competitive difference that makes consumers want to come back for more, especially when price and other considerations are basically equal. A new program from the Center for Services Leadership at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is designed to help make your service experiences better. It?s also meant to help improve relationships between participating companies and the firms they work with, such as suppliers, distributors and retailers.

November 14, 2012

Arizona?s economy improved somewhat this year, but what can we expect in 2013? Top experts on the U.S. and Arizona economies will deliver their forecasts for the state, nation, stock market and housing market at the Valley?s largest and most trusted economic-forecasting event on Dec. 5. The 49th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics at Arizona State University?s W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase.

November 1, 2012

As Americans talk about how to improve our economy, we keep hearing how small businesses and entrepreneurs have to lead the way in the recovery. Today, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University honored five of the state?s best businesses for creating jobs, contributing to charities and introducing innovation. They?re this year?s winners of the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards.

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