Innovation

Three years and more than 300 new graduates into the evolution of the W. P. Carey Full-time MBA program, Dean Amy Hillman discusses what the school has learned, how to remain competitive in a crowded MBA environment, and what’s next for the program and the school.

Information systems professors uncover an approach that holds promise for faster and more accurate detection of virtual robots.

When an unexpected event or opportunity comes up, it's what you do next that matters.

There's little margin for error when you're in the business of selling electrons. After all, if an electron traveled around the world instead of bouncing around the nucleus of an atom, it would circle the earth some 8.3 times in one second. Since there's no time to react, electricity providers must do all they can to prevent system failures. In such efforts, Arizona Public Service (APS) has developed award-winning innovations. During 2008, the utility earned the Edison Electric Institute's Edison Award — the highest industry recognition an electric utility can earn — for one such breakthrough; contributing to that development were top-tier process-improvement methods and a dedicated team that teaches other utility departments how to get business-process management (BPM) rolling.

Whether or not you believe the science on climate change is irrelevant, says Andrew J. Hoffman, a University of Michigan professor of sustainable enterprise. Whatever you think, it's long past the time to open your eyes to the business implications. Author of "Climate Change: What's Your Business Strategy?", Hoffman visited Arizona State University recently as part of the Wrigley Lecture Series on Sustainability, co-hosted by the W. P. Carey School of Business and the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations.