The W. P.  Carey School of Business is recognized among the best business schools in the world for research productivity, consistently Top 30 worldwide in the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings. Many of the school’s research efforts are housed within its 20+ research centers and department-supported research labs. Explore the latest research from faculty at W. P. Carey News.


Research Centers

CAPS Research advances the profession of supply chain management through outstanding research, un-biased benchmarking, and peer-to-peer networks.

Center for AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) for Business and Society is dedicated to advancing AI and data analytics with a mindful approach. Our goals encompass pioneering research for ethical and socially responsible practices, educating leaders and the workforce with a focused AI and data analytics mindset, crafting innovative solutions for real-world challenges, and proactively preparing for the evolving landscape of AI and advanced data analytics tools.

Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA) is a partnership between the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana and Arizona State University with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CARISCA’s key objective is to support higher education institutions in building the capacity necessary to provide best-in-class research, degree programs and training; facilitate research translation and utilization; and engage stakeholders in best practices and policy changes that strengthen supply chains.

The Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research specializes in applied economic and demographic research, with a geographic emphasis on Arizona and metropolitan Phoenix. The center also conducts research projects under sponsorship of private businesses, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and other ASU units.

The Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business Design is the touchstone for all aspects of entrepreneurship that affect our constituents. Representations of the center’s efforts include the annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards.

The Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy recognizes that all economic behavior takes place within an environmental system, and therefore develops principles for environmental and resource economics that can help guide sustainability policy.

The Center for Responsible Investing is a pioneering initiative designed to meet the need for independent inquiry and innovative conversations in the field of responsible investing. The Center drives crucial conversations on responsible investing by providing support for rigorous study and a platform for the broad-ranging dissemination of pragmatic research.

The Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice provides valuable and timely residential and commercial market information for realtors, developers, home owners, and news media, helping stakeholders understand market complexities and make better policy and business decisions.

CSL is a globally recognized authority on how to compete strategically through the profitable use of services. CSL concentrates on expanding service innovation by combining the latest scientific insights from the academic world with the best of business strategy in the real world.

The Global Center for Technology Transfer (GCTT) bridges the gap between technology research and managerial practice and public policy formulation. The center draws on the power of ASU’s vast expertise, as well as the resources and capabilities of key external partners, to:

  • Develop graduate-level academic programs on technology transfer
  • Serve as a center for evaluation and consulting with stakeholders interested in technology transfer
  • Involve students in faculty research to analyze the nuances of interdisciplinary approaches to technology transfer, making a special effort to involve first-generation, minority undergraduate students, and underrepresented groups
  • Promote economic and social development at the national and regional levels, with an emphasis on developing networks centered on technology transfer in Arizona

The JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center serves as the economic forecasting unit of the business school.

The L. William Seidman Research Institute collects and disseminates essential information about local economies and benchmarks industry practices, and identifies emerging business research issues. In addition, it serves as an economic research and consulting resource for a variety of public and private clients of all sizes and across multiple industries.

Research labs

An applied academic research lab within W. P. Carey, the Actionable Analytics Lab bridges the gap between academic research and applied execution. Focus is placed on solving real-world problems of high societal impact and practicality.

Fostering better collaborations with the industry to answer questions of strategic importance, the Digital Society Initiative focuses on high-impact topics centered around how we creatively use, deploy, and assimilate digital technologies in all the sectors of the economy and by how the culture is shaped by this paradigm shift.

The The Food and Agribusiness Lab (FAB Lab) is the analysis, innovation, and development of global food value chains, encompassing producer to consumer food issues including the development of efficient food distribution and retailing systems towards the ultimate goal of enhancing food security on a local, state, and global basis.

The Frontier Economies Logistics Lab (FELL) brings together organizations that are working to develop profitable solutions to deliver products and services to the world’s most disadvantaged populations. FELL focuses on member organization challenges and works to uncover solutions for developing, sourcing, manufacturing and distributing products and services to fast-growing low-income countries around the world..

Founded in 2004, the HSRC-ASU brings together health sector organizations and academic researchers to conduct research on topics related to the strategic management of the health care supply chain.

Examining supply chain management at the boundary shared by the internet and physical systems, the Internet Edge Supply Chain Lab develops rigorous research that addresses challenges in industry. The lab also develops collaborative programs with companies, faculty, and students, and disseminates knowledge and insights through workshops, conferences, and journal publications.

The Knight-Swift Logistics Lab aims to become a center of thought leadership in the world of logistics and supply chain management. With support from one of the global leaders in logistics and transportation, the Knight-Swift lab is committed to preparing students for the future and creating world-class graduates with knowledge in logistics and supply chain management.

The Management and Entrepreneurship Department maintains a behavioral lab and subject pool for use by faculty in their research. Arizona State University pursues research that contributes to the public good, which includes gaining an understanding of how managers can better plan, organize, lead and control organizations. This lab is used to study both individual and team research which includes gaining an understanding of how managers can better lead employees, teams and organizations.

The New Governance Lab is a multidisciplinary research-meets-practice effort intended to reinvent for-profit governance. We are affiliated with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Grounded in rigorous research designed to address real-world governance challenges, we aspire to be a preeminent thought leader in public and private for-profit firm governance.

The The Robert B. Cialdini Behavioral Research Lab assists W. P. Carey Department of Marketing faculty, doctoral students and undergraduate students in developing and testing theories of consumer behavior. A core tenet of the lab is to enhance the realism and behavioral aspects of experimental research in order to improve both the fidelity of the research and the likelihood that the research provides insight into real consumer behavior.

The Small and Medium Business (SMB) Lab powered by ASU and W. P. Carey is an innovative university-wide initiative to help Arizona SMBs solve their real, pressing business problems. By bringing together business leaders, development professionals, and faculty and students from ASU, this program builds an ecosystem for local SMBs and infuses critical resources from the university back into the community.

The SCM Behavioral Lab consists of a community of scholars who are interested in studying behavioral phenomena that have real-world, supply chain applications. The mission of the lab is to advance SCM research that is rigorous and valid and that has direct impact for supply chain managers and their organizations. The lab is open to all forms of behavioral research, with a focus on studies that measure actual behaviors and decisions. The physical lab space can accommodate individual and small-group participants. There are also opportunities to collect eye tracking data, emotion recognition data, and simultaneous data from multiple desktop computer users.

Director: Professor Craig Carter

Phone: 480-965-6044

The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) is a cross-disciplinary initiative that aims to inform businesses, government agencies, and other stakeholders on how to make supply chains more resilient. Our objective is to provide practice-inspired research to advise how today’s supply chains can anticipate, mitigate, and learn from supply chain disruptions and other global shocks.