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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

  • Barbato, Robert, Butler, R., Sandler, J., (1985). Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Budding Entrepreneurs. Journal of Private Enterprise.
  • Barbato, Robert, Sonfield, M., Lussier, R., (2001). The Entrepreneurial Aptitude of Prison Inmates and the Potential Benefit of Self-Employment Training Programs. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal.
  • Barbato, Robert, Nowlin, W., (1988). The Truth About Lie Detectors. Business and Society Review.
  • Barbato, Robert, Sonfield, M., Bracker, J., (1990). Worker Dislocation and Potential Entrepreneurship. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Barbato, Robert, Sonfield, M., (1994). Testing Prison Inmates for Entrepreneurial Aptitude. Journal of Small Business Strategy.
  • Barbato, Robert, Paul, K., (1985). The Organization Behavior Teaching Review. The Organization Game: Its Use and Life Cycle.
  • Boehner, Robert, (2014). An evaluation of the causes, extent, and initiators of herding behaviors. Journal of Applied Financial Research.
  • Boehner, Robert, Steven, G., (2012). Modeling the Impact of the Marketing Mix on the Diffusion of Innovation in the Generalized Bass Model of Firm Demand. Developments in Business Simulations and Experiential Exercises.
  • Boehner, Robert, Robin, A., Evans, W., (2010). Mergers and Acquistions. Handbook of Technology Management.
  • Boehner, Robert, O&apos&#x3b;Neil, B., (2011). The RIT Saunders College of Business EMBA CApstone Experience. Journal of Executive Education.
  • Colton, Deborah, (2012). The role of retailer mindset and promotional resources in strengthening online brands. Journal of Brand Management.
  • Colton, Deborah, Roth, M., Jayachandran, S., Dahhli, M., (2009). Subsidiary use of Foreign Marketing Knowledge. Journal of International Marketing.
  • DeMartino, Richard, O&apos&#x3b;Connor, G., Paulson, A., (2008). Organizational Approaches to Building a Radical Innovation Dynamic Capability. International Journal of Technology Management.
  • DeMartino, Richard, Barbato, R., Demartino, R., Jacques, P., (2009). The Entrepreneurial Motivations of Non-Employer Entrepreneurs. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship.
  • DeMartino, Richard, Barbato, R., (2002). An Analysis of the Motivational Factors of Intending Entrepreneurs. Journal of Small Business Strategy.
  • DeMartino, Richard, Zygliodopoulos, S., Reid, D., (2006). Cluster Reputation as a Facilitator in the Internationalization of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Corporate Reputation Review.
  • DeMartino, Richard, Reid, D., Zygliodopoulos, S., (2005). The Internationalization Journey of a High Tech Cluster. Thunderbird International Business Review.
  • Dresnack, William, Strieter, J., (2005). The Effectiveness of the 150-Hour Requirement. CPA Journal.
  • Dresnack, William, Briggs, G., (2002). The AICPA Model Tax Curriculum in Graduate Accounting Programs. Tax Adviser.