Many grocery stores now carry at least some types of organic fruit and vegetables, thanks to the growing demand for these products that are viewed as more environmentally friendly and safer to eat than other produce. From 2005 to 2008, organic food sales in the United States went up 53 percent. Now, a new study led by Professor Timothy Richards of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University looks at why organic produce prices have been so high, why they're finally starting to plunge, and whether a new safety risk is being introduced.
When you've got an emergency, you don't want to wait. You want to get into the hospital E.R. as quickly as possible, get treated and go home. A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows if you choose a hospital with the most advanced type of electronic medical records, you are likely to spend 22.4 percent less time in the emergency room than you would at other hospitals.
The Phoenix-area housing market just saw its highest percentage of foreclosures in months. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows foreclosures made up 43 percent of the existing-home market activity in July. That's the highest percentage in the Valley since January.
Professor Kevin Dooley has been appointed interim co-cirector of The Sustainability Consortium for Arizona State University (ASU). Dooley, a distinguished professor of supply chain management in the W. P. Carey School of Business and affiliate professor in the School of Sustainability, has deep knowledge and experience with the Consortium and its activities.
Many Arizona businesses are working to help boost our economy and create new jobs as we recover from the recession. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is honoring 10 of the top companies in the state for their achievements. They are the newly announced finalists for the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards recognizing ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship.
Family violence, physical abuse or parents divorcing can play a role in keeping a girl from becoming an entrepreneur later in life. That's according to new research led by Assistant Professor Zhen Zhang of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. It shows these negative experiences in adolescence might help discourage a girl from owning a business as an adult, but also that positive intervention can definitely help to overcome this problem.
Congress has just passed a measure hailed as the most important financial legislation since the Great Depression, but how does this affect the average American and the financial system in the United States? Two experts explain the main points of the financial regulatory reform designed to put an end to big bailouts, create an early warning system about systemic risk to the U.S. economy and provide new consumer protections, among other things.
Is Arizona prepared to take the lead in the shift to renewable energy, using its greatest natural resource - the sun? A major research effort led by Arizona State University and initially funded through a grant from Science Foundation Arizona is trying to answer that question by analyzing how best to use solar and other sustainable energy throughout the state.