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W. P. Carey School ranks in top 20 for business research

March 01, 2010

The W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU ranks among the top 20 schools in the nation and the top 25 schools in the world for business research productivity. A new study confirms school officials have successfully worked to create and distribute new business knowledge for use in our challenging global climate.

“There is more interest than ever in understanding, in depth, what drives business and the success of an economy,” said Robert Mittelstaedt, dean of the Carey School. “The W. P. Carey School of Business is committed to disseminating helpful new research in finance, economics, marketing, management and other fields that will help businesses and society continue to improve.”

The new rankings come in an annual study from the University of Texas at Dallas. The list is based on research contributions to top business journals from 2005 to 2009. The W. P. Carey School of Business ranks No. 20 in North America and No. 23 in the world.

It is the only Arizona school to rank in the top 50 and continues to move up the list to more impressive numbers every year. This is the school’s second straight year in the top 25 nationwide.

“Research is a vital component of what we do at the W. P. Carey School of Business,” said Amy Hillman, executive dean of the school and also editor of the prestigious research journal Academy of Management Review. “Our students are taught by faculty members among the best in their fields, and that translates to changing lives through education.”

Research projects from the W. P. Carey School of Business have real-world impact. Some examples of work completed in the past year alone include: a software program that helped public health officials quickly determine where to send H1N1 vaccine doses as they came into the Phoenix area during the height of flu season; multiple efforts to help businesses become more sustainable; a study explaining how much your dining partners eat and weigh affects you; and the formation of a new research group to help ensure businesses know how to protect your personal data.