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  • Research Centers and Labs

    Advancing knowledge across a global
    spectrum of industries and economies.

The W. P.  Carey School of Business is recognized among the best business schools in the world for research productivity, consistently Top 30 worldwide in the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings. Many of the school's research efforts are housed within its 10 research centers and five department-supported research labs. Explore the latest research from W. P.  Carey faculty at Research & Ideas.

Research centers

The adidas and ASU Global Sport Alliance is a comprehensive partnership that will harness resources across the entire university and leverage adidas’ global reach with the ambition of benefiting athletes around the world. With the collective power of two renowned innovators, this is an opportunity to change the game.

CAPS Research advances the profession of supply chain management through outstanding research, un-biased benchmarking, and peer-to-peer networks.

CASEE develops economic theory to address efficiency in a broader context, applying theory to issues of public concern, and diffusing the knowledge globally.

The Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research specializes in applied economic and demographic research, with a geographic emphasis on Arizona and metropolitan Phoenix. The center also conducts research projects under sponsorship of private businesses, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and other ASU units.

The Center for Entrepreneurship is the touchstone for all aspects of entrepreneurship that affect our constituents. Representations of the center’s efforts include the annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards.

The Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy recognizes that all economic behavior takes place within an environmental system, and therefore develops principles for environmental and resource economics that can help guide sustainability policy.

The Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice provides valuable and timely residential and commercial market information for realtors, developers, home owners, and news media, helping stakeholders understand market complexities and make better policy and business decisions.

CSL is a globally recognized authority on how to compete strategically through the profitable use of services. CSL concentrates on expanding service innovation by combining the latest scientific insights from the academic world with the best of business strategy in the real world.

The Center for the Study of Economic Liberty seeks to advance our understanding through independent thinking, scholarly debate, factual argument, and clear, honest communication of research and policy findings committed to a freer, more prosperous world.

The JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center serves as the economic forecasting unit of the business school. Economy@W. P. Carey is housed in the center, serving as a portal to data and analysis from W. P. Carey economists and their colleagues in the private sector, government agencies and universities across the West.

The L. William Seidman Research Institute collects and disseminates essential information about local economies and benchmarks industry practices, and identifies emerging business research issues. In addition, it serves as an economic research and consulting resource for a variety of public and private clients of all sizes and across multiple industries.

Research labs

An applied academic research lab within W. P. Carey, the Actionable Analytics Lab bridges the gap between academic research and applied execution. Focus is placed on solving real-world problems of high societal impact and practicality.

The goal of the CASN-RA is to become the preeminent research institution in the discipline of supply chain management through a focus on studying supply networks and sustainability as complex adaptive systems.

Fostering better collaborations with the industry to answer questions of strategic importance, the Digital Society Initiative focuses on high-impact topics centered around how we creatively use, deploy, and assimilate digital technologies in all the sectors of the economy and by how the culture is shaped by this paradigm shift.

Founded in 2004, the HSRC-ASU brings together health sector organizations and academic researchers to conduct research on topics related to the strategic management of the health care supply chain.

Examining supply chain management at the boundary shared by the internet and physical systems, the Internet Edge Supply Chain Lab develops rigorous research that addresses challenges in industry. The lab also develops collaborative programs with companies, faculty, and students, and disseminates knowledge and insights through workshops, conferences, and journal publications.