The recession and the recent holiday shopping crunch have brought further into focus the true importance of receiving good customer service. Americans are being more careful than ever about how and where they spend their money. A new report from the Center for Services Leadership at the W. P. Carey School of Business reveals advice from some of the top names in business on how to keep customers happy.
The Phoenix-area real estate market set a new record for foreclosures in 2009. According to the latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, about 41,000 single-family homes were foreclosed on last year, more than any other year on record. More than 35 percent of existing-home transactions in the market were foreclosures.
Although Phoenix-area home prices have been slowly moving up since April, the market remains unstable as we enter the new year. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows improvements in both the lower- and higher-priced ends of the Valley housing market, but no guarantees the boosts will continue.
Many Phoenix-area parents and students are about to get an impressive new choice when it comes to selecting a high school. Starting immediately after the holiday break, Marcos de Niza High School in the Tempe Union High School District will partner with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University to become the first business magnet high school in the Tempe area.
As you do your holiday shopping this year, you'll probably encounter plenty of "free sample" stands at the big warehouse stores and grocery stores. Common sense might tell you that eating a bunch of samples would make you feel full and disinterested in buying the products. However, surprising research proves the samples not only make you want the sampled products more, but they also make you want all kinds of other rewarding items - from spa visits to luxury trips.
As we near the end of the year, Phoenix-area home prices have started to go up, but another wave of foreclosures is likely to hit soon. That's according to the author of the latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
In an effort to help more people access knowledge about business, the nationally ranked W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering several innovative, new degree programs. These new programs will make students more valuable to companies during the economic downturn, and all mix a high-quality business education with knowledge about other career fields.
Phoenix-area home prices continue to slowly increase each month, despite the high level of foreclosures in the Valley. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University confirms slight improvements for the past five months in a row.
Though the recession may officially be over, Americans are still worried about unemployment, debt and making it through continued tough times. Top economic experts will offer up their 2010 forecasts for Arizona and the nation at the Valley's largest and most trusted economic event. The 46th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon, co-sponsored by Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business Department of Economics and JPMorgan Chase, will be held Dec. 2.
Do you worry about the safety of the information you enter online when shopping or paying bills? Are you concerned that your employer has stored your social security number in the company's systems? A new research group at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is dedicated to making sure businesses know how to protect your data and implement the needed measures.