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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 recognized 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

  • Duygu Akdevelioglu, Selcan Kara, (2020). An International Investigation of Opinion Leadership and Social Media. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing.
  • Karen Paul, Robert Barbato, (1985). The Multinational Corporation in the Less developed Country: The Economic Development Model vs. the North-South Model. Academy of Management Review.
  • Robert Barbato, Stanley Widrick, (1985). Marketing Negative Products: Implications for Organization Development Practitioners. Organization Development Journal.
  • Karen Paul, Robert Barbato, (1985). The Organization Behavior Teaching Review. The Organization Game: Its Use and Life Cycle.
  • Robert Barbato, Richard Butler, JoAnne Sandler, (1985). Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Budding Entrepreneurs. Journal of Private Enterprise.
  • Quang (Neo) Bui, Ezekiel Leo, Adelakun Olayele, (2019). Exploring Complexity and Contradiction in Information Technology Outsourcing: A Set-Theoretical Approach . Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
  • Quang Bui, Sean Hansen, Manlu Liu, Qiang Tu, (2018). The Productivity Paradox in Health Information Technology. Communications of the ACM.
  • Zac Rogers, Dale Rogers, Steven Carnovale, Sengun Yeniyurt, Ron Lembke, (2019). The Predictive Value of the Logistics Managers' Index. Rutgers Business Review.
  • Scott DuHadway, Steven Carnovale, Ben Hazen, (2019). Understanding Risk Management for Intentional Supply Chain Disruptions: Risk Detection, Risk Mitigation, and Risk Recovery. Annals of Operations Research.
  • Steven Carnovale, Dale Rogers, Sengun Yeniyurt, (2019). Broadening the Perspective of Supply Chain Finance: The Performance Impacts of Network Power and Cohesion. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.
  • Steven Carnovale, John Henke, Scott DuHadway, Sengun Yeniyurt, (2019). Unintended Consequences: How Suppliers Compensate for Price Concessions and the Role of Organizational Justice in Buyer-Supplier Relations. Journal of Business Logistics.
  • Scott DuHadway, Steven Carnovale, Vijay Kannan, (2018). Organizational Communication and Individual Behavior: Implications for Supply Chain Risk Management. Journal of Supply Chain Management.
  • Sorim Chung, Thomas Kramer, Elaine Wong, (2018). Do Touch Interface Users Feel More Engaged? The Impact of Input Device Type on Online Shoppers' Engagement, Affect, and Purchase Decisions. Psychology and Marketing.
  • Deborah Colton, (2018). Antecedents of consumer attitudes' toward corporate blogs . Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing.
  • John Ettlie, (1983). Organizational Policy and Innovation Among Suppliers to the Food Processing Sector. Academy of Management Journal.
  • John Ettlie, A. Rubenstein, (1981). Simulating the Flow of Innovations to the U.S. Automotive Industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
  • John Ettlie, Don Wilson, (2019). Boundary Spanning, Group Heterogeneity and Engineering Project Performance. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
  • John Ettlie, (1980). Manpower Flows and the Innovation Process. Management Science.