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Survey: Phoenix Commercial Real Estate in Recovery

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It’s shaky, but improving. Experts say the Phoenix-area commercial real estate market is now officially in a slow recovery mode. A full 100 percent of the real estate brokers participating in a quarterly survey by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University indicate they feel “optimistic,” and 84 percent believe the… Read More →

Survey: Half want to own their own business

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Half (50 percent) of working adults in the U.S. either currently own or want to own their own businesses, according to a new national University of Phoenix School of Business survey. Of working Americans who do not currently own a business, nearly two in five (39 percent) hope to do so in the future. Age… Read More →

Luxury Real Estate Market Retrospective: 2001-2012


News archives must be bursting with stories examining real estate’s regional and national trends after one of the most dramatic events in U.S. real estate history. However, with the old adage in mind that all real estate is local, we wanted a clear retrospective of the market we serve without the sensationalism and consistently inconsistent… Read More →

Learn The Principles Of Effective Leadership


Knowledge: Great companies and great leaders are often synonymous, but what does it take to be a great leader? Dr. Angelo Kinicki is professor of management at the W.P. Carey School of Business. As a consultant, Kinicki often works with top management teams. Here, Kinicki discusses the principles of transformational and managerial leadership in increasing… Read More →

Digital Management Solutions Are Basic Competitive Necessity

by in Podcasts | Small Biz

Digital universe. Exabytes. Data fluidity value. Master data management solutions. This is the language of the future of business. As the amount of data companies attain and store grows, so too must the ability to deal effectively with this digital avalanche. Michael Goul is a professor of information systems at the W. P. Carey School… Read More →

Executive Of The Year: Alan Mullaly, Ford Motor Company

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by in Economy | Finance | Podcasts

Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company, was honored recently as Executive of the Year by the Dean’s Council of 100, a group of prominent business executives who advise the W. P. Carey School of Business. In presenting the award, W. P. Carey School Dean Robert Mittelstaedt noted Mulally’s exceptional leadership… Read More →

‘Strategic’ Defaults In The Recovering Real Estate Market

'Strategic Defaults in the Recovering Real Estate Market

The Phoenix resale home market rebounded slightly in February, according to the Realty Studies Report from the W. P. Carey School of Business. Compared to January, the number of transactions increased and prices were up a bit. Still, foreclosures accounted for 42 percent of the total market, and the sale of previously foreclosed properties made… Read More →

Despite Hard Times, Companies Continue To Turn To ASU For Executive Education Offerings

Companies Continue To Turn To ASU - Az Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

You might think companies designate the development of managers and executives as a low priority as they try to weather the storm of a recession. Though it’s true many companies scale back tuition benefits and send fewer people to executive education programs, most business leaders still are keenly aware they need to develop current and… Read More →

A New ASU Lab Asks Whether The Public Has To Give Up Its Privacy To Take Advantage Of New Technologies


Everyone recognizes that privacy is important. But if you look at several issues that have been in the press recently, it seems like we’re always being asked to trade privacy for other benefits — security, convenience or even financial benefits. Arizona State University’s new Privacy by Design Research Lab in the W. P. Carey School… Read More →

Who To Watch: Gary Naumann

Gary Naumann Director ASU Spirit of Enterprise Center Small businesses are guardedly optimistic about 2010, says Gary Naumann, who heads the ASU Spirit of Enterprise Center at the W. P. Carey School of Business. He senses the mood from what he sees and hears, especially from entrepreneurs who attended the 13th annual Spirit of Enterprise… Read More →

CEO Series: Robert E. Mittlestaedt Jr.

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Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr. Dean, W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University How is W.P. Carey’s curriculum changing due to the economic crisis? The curriculum in any business school has to involve some fundamental, timeless subjects that never change. So accounting and some aspects of finance and people management and other things will… Read More →

Changing Investment Management Firms Can Be Costly

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Patience, it turns out, can be indeed a virtue — especially for retirement plan sponsors. Sunil Wahal, professor of finance at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and his co-authors compiled a database of hiring and firing decisions made by more than 3,700 plan sponsors between 1994 and 2003. The… Read More →

Companies Can Get Better Understanding Of Customer Experiences Through Service Blueprinting

Companies Can Get Better Understanding Of Customer Experiences Through Service Blueprinting

Not too long ago, Mike Tully discovered something important about the perception of time. The AAA Arizona president and others in his organization were not on the same clock as members requesting roadside assistance. AAA Arizona measured effective responses from the point when its personnel dispatched tow trucks until those trucks actually arrived on the… Read More →