Faculty and research

W. P. Carey School of Business faculty members are world-class teachers, researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders who bring classroom learning to life. The school's research production ranks in the top 10 in the world among business schools, with a No. 1 ranking for the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship in 2011. The school's faculty serve as consultants to more than 300 companies and government agencies.

Faculty members also contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and are sought out as experts in their fields by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Businessweek, USA Today, CNN, and National Public Radio. Explore the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship directory to learn about and get in touch with department faculty members, emeritus faculty, staff, and PhD students.

Key research areas

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship students work alongside faculty mentors in conducting and publishing research, providing consultation to local businesses and creating strategies to address real-world business challenges. Key areas in which department faculty conduct research are as follows:

  • CEO compensation
  • Corporate governance
  • Employee turnover
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Human resource management
  • Leadership
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • Organizational behavior
  • Strategic alliances
  • Strategic management
  • Teamwork

Micro Meets Macro Conference

Presented under the direction of faculty from the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, the annual Micro Meets Macro Conference aims to spur excellence both within and across scholarly domains by bringing together management scholars who would not normally interact. The conference bridges disciplinary perspectives on timely and relevant organizational phenomena, as a forum for the lively exchange of ideas among a small group of leading micro and macro scholars.

A set of formal exchanges and ideas (e.g., keynote addresses, panel and small group discussions) — plus ample opportunities for informal exchanges while enjoying the benefits of winter in Arizona — help stimulate conversations and interactions. In addition to examining research by scholars across the micro and macro fields, the conference is an opportunity for PhD candidates from member schools to interact with one another, as well as with faculty from universities nationwide.