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The Nickel And Dime Approach — Are Those New Airline Fees A Smart Strategy?

by in Economy | Podcasts

As higher fuel costs gobble up airline profits, the carriers are imposing new fees on passengers in an attempt to make up the difference. William A. Verdini, chairman of the supply chain management department of the W.P. Carey School of Business, wonders if this is a smart strategy. (17:23)

The Art Of Negotiating With Your Boss, Part Two

The Art Of Negotiating With Your Boss

One of the most difficult tasks for a worker is negotiating with a boss. Whether it’s getting a raise or a new assignment, or a simple request for more office supplies, asking a boss for anything can be nerve-wracking. Knowledge@W. P. Carey interviewed management professor Kevin Corley about the best way to negotiate with your… Read More →

Economic Forecast Calls For Another Year Of Slow Recovery In 2011

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by in Economy | Featured

Arizona’s economic recovery will continue to move at a glacial speed in 2011 — but at least it’s moving. The coming new year will see an increase in job creation, a rise in population and even a modest increase in single-family home permits. However, the consensus among economists at today’s 47th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon,… Read More →

The Art Of Negotiating With Your Boss

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by in Podcasts | Workforce

You don’t have to be a power broker juggling corporate mergers to need negotiation skills. Just about everybody must negotiate with a superior at some point, about a raise or an assignment, or even a new idea for a project. Most people are conscious of the power gap between themselves and their bosses; astute employees… Read More →

Median Price Not Full Story For Phoenix Market


The median price for resale homes in the Phoenix area has been edging up for several months. Does this signal that the market is approaching normalcy? Jay Butler, associate professor of real estate and author of the Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business, talks about the factors affecting median price,… 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 →

Government Secrecy About Terror Plots Sometimes Tolerated, Sometimes Not

A rendering of the memorial planned to be constructed at Ground Zero in New York City.  Rendering by Squared Design Lab from www.national911memorial.org
by in Featured | Politics

The ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is tomorrow, and a study shows that Americans will tolerate government secrecy about terror plots, but only in certain circumstances. The study, which was led by professor V. Kerry Smith of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, surveyed more than 2,000 Americans… 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 →

High Foreclosure Rate And Unemployment Make Housing Recovery Hard To Read

The Phoenix resale market slowed a bit in May when compared to April, possibly because activity spiked last month as the federal first-time home buyer program came to a close, according to Jay Butler, associate professor of real estate and author of the monthly Realty Studies Report from the W. P. Carey School of Business.… Read More →

James Champy Talks About Outsmarting Your Competition

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James Champy is the author of “Outsmart! How to Do What Your Competitors Can’t.” Champy profiles eight highly-successful firms as he develops his thesis that the key to outsmarting the competition is to focus on the external environment  — including the customers. Be ready to respond when opportunities appear. Sometimes that means changing your business… Read More →

Real Estate: In Uncharted Territory


The resale season starts in March with an upswing in real estate transactions, but last month’s numbers were much higher than might be expected if this were a “normal” year. Jay Q. Butler, associate professor of real estate at the W. P. Carey School, complies the monthly Realty Studies report for the Phoenix metro area.… Read More →

Warnings For ‘Restrained’ Eaters


One-third of U.S. adults are obese, and another third are overweight, according to data recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Marketing scholars Naomi Mandel, Andrea Morales and Steve Nowlis have been investigating what influences our decisions about diet. Knowledge@W. P. Carey spoke with Professor Morales recently about two of her studies.… 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 →