Discover the esteemed scholars and practitioners of Saunders College

Saunders College faculty members combine real-world and academic knowledge of business problems to augment theoretical training. By combining theory and practice, courses are designed for you to learn from real-world experiences. Teaching methods include case study, seminars, simulations, and independent work. Faculty choose the method most appropriate to the material and their individual styles. Saunders students have opportunities to work with faculty in advancing research initiatives. In addition to faculty research, RIT is home to several research centers that will allow you to explore other research interests.

RIT has several awards designed to recognize outstanding teaching and encourage ground-breaking scholarship and research. Please visit the RIT Faculty Awards and Grants page to view recognitions received by Saunders faculty.

Research and Publications

Research is a vital component of Saunders College, and faculty members have developed theories in many academic fields. Our faculty experts shape business and policy across a wide-range of disciplines. Saunders research is published in the world's most respected, peer-reviewed journals and academic publications. For an annual review of highlighted scholarly research from Saunders Faculty, please visit the RIT Annual Scholarship Report. Or, view below for a listing of the latest Published Faculty Research.

Research topics

You’ll find thought leadership at Saunders College goes beyond our academic areas. Our faculty expertise extends to a variety of relevant topics that often cross the usual defined boundaries. This collaborative approach helps you learn how to work across functions and create solutions that shape the future. Some featured research topics include: cybersecurity, digital marketing, strategic leadership, corporate game theory social media and entrepreneurship, fraud and litigation risk, auditing and pricing decisions, financial regulations, stock market trading algorithms, creativity in technology management, corporate social responsibility, social capital and work relationships, leadership, and IT adoption in U.S. healthcare.

Published Faculty Research

  • Muhammet Kesgin, Ali Selcuk Can, Dogan Gursoy, Yuksel Ekinci, Khaled Aldawodi, (2022). Effects of religiosity and travel desire on COVID-19 vaccination intentions . Current Issues in Tourism.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Irfan Onal, Ihsan Kazkondu, Muzaffer Uysal, (2022). Gastro-tourism well-being: the interplays of salient and enduring determinants . International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
  • Peter Tashman, Ettore Spadafora, Dominik Wagner, (2022). Formal institutions, type of diversification and the diversification-performance relationship: A meta-analysis. Multinational Business Review.
  • Duygu Akdevelioglu, Neil Hair, Moira Clark, (2022). The Philosophical and Methodological Choices of Ethnographic Researchers in Online Communities. International Journal of Market Research.
  • Sorim Chung, (2022). Online Shoppers' Claustrophobic Tendencies and Spatial Needs. KAUPA Letters.
  • Duygu Akdevelioglu, Cecilia Ruvalcaba, Jonathan Schroeder, (2022). Stakeholders as Value Creators: The Role of Multi-level Networks in Employee Wellness Programs. Journal of Macromarketing.
  • Emi Moriuchi, Samantha Murdy, (2022). Increasing donation intentions toward endangered species: An empirical study on the mediating role of psychological and technological elements of VR. Psychology and Marketing.
  • Christina Chung, Luz Jeong, Emi Moriuchi, (2022). What Motivates American and Filipino Students to Take Online Classes?. Journal of Educators Online.
  • Peter Gianiodis, Rajendran Murthy, John Ettlie, (2022). How Do External Networks and Strategic Targeting Impact Open Innovation in the Global Auto Industry? . IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
  • Emi Moriuchi, Jerome Agrusa, Joseph Lema, (2022). Strategies for health and wellness tourism. International Journal of Tourism Research.
  • John Angelis, Rajendran Murthy, Tanya Beaulieu, Joseph Miller, (2022). Better Angry than Afraid: The Case of Post Data Breach Emotions on Customer Engagement . IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
  • Salih Tutun, Ali Tosyali, Hossein Sangrody, Mohammad Khasawneh, Marina Johnson, (2022). Artificial intelligence in energy industry: forecasting electricity consumption through cohort intelligence and adaptive neural fuzzy inference system. Journal of Business Analytics.
  • Yi Yu, Ali Tosyali, Jaeseung Baek, Myong Jeong, (2022). A novel similarity-based link prediction approach for transaction networks. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
  • Duygu Akdevelioglu, Sean Hansen, Alladi Venkatesh, (2022). Wearable technologies, brand community, and the growth of a transhumanist vision. Journal of Marketing Management.
  • Uri Gal, Sean Hansen, Allen Lee, (2022). Towards Theoretical Rigour in Ethical Analysis: The Case of Algorithmic Decision-Making Systems. Journal of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
  • Ettore Spadafora, Claudio Giachetti, Makafui Kwame Kumodzie-Dussey, B Elango, (2022). International experience and imitation of location choices: The role of experience interpretation and assessment and its board-level microfoundations. Global Strategy Journal.
  • Emi Moriuchi, Ikuo Takahashi, (2022). An Empirical Study on Repeat Consumer's Shopping Satisfaction on C2C eCommerce in Japan: The Role of Value, Trust and Engagement. Asian Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics.
  • Ettore Spadafora, Kwabena Aboah Addo, Tatiana Kostova, Makafui Kwame Kumodzie-Dussey, Ezekiel Leo, (2022). Board independence and firm internationalization: A meta-analysis. Multinational Business Review.
  • Emi Moriuchi, Ikuo Takahashi, (2022). Perceived Value, Trust and Engagement in an Online Consumer-to-consumer Secondary Marketplace. Journal of Business Research.
  • David Ackerman, Emi Moriuchi, Barbra Gross, (2022). Prada at Princeton: College Choice as Luxury Consumption for the Extended Self. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education.