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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

  • Robert Boehner, Stephen Gold, (2013). Herding Behavior in the DJIA 2005-2009: An Application of the Bass Model. Journal of Applied Financial Research.
  • Robert Boehner, Gold Steven, (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.
  • Robert Boehner, Brian O'Neil, (2011). The RIT Saunders College of Business EMBA CApstone Experience. Journal of Executive Education.
  • Ashok Robin, Robert Boehner, William Evans, (2010). Mergers and Acquistions. Handbook of Technology Management.
  • Robert Boehner, (2014). An evaluation of the causes, extent, and initiators of herding behaviors. Journal of Applied Financial Research.
  • Robert Boehner, Brian O'Neil, (2011). The RIT Saunders College of Business EMBA CApstone Experience. Journal of Executive Education.
  • Robert Boehner, Stephen Gold, (2013). The Influence of the Marketing Mix on the Diffusion of Innovation: Bass Model Redux. Academy of Business Journal.
  • Robert Boehner, Stephen Gold, (2013). Herding Behavior in the DJIA 2005-2009: An Application of the Bass Model. Journal of Applied Financial Research.
  • Ashok Robin, Robert Boehner, William Evans, (2010). Mergers and Acquistions. Handbook of Technology Management.
  • M. Lynne Markus, Quang (Neo) Bui, (2012). Going Concerns: The Governance of Interorganizational Coordination Hubs. Journal of Management Information Systems.
  • 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.
  • Matthew Levy, Quang (Neo) Bui, (2019). How Field-Level Institutions Become a Part of Organizations: A Study of Enterprise Architecture as a Tool for Institutional Change. Information and Organization.
  • Paul Lowry, Nathan Twyman, Matt Pickard, Jeffrey Jenkins, Quang (Neo) Bui, (2014). Proposing the Affect-Trust Infusion Model (ATIM) to Explain and Predict the Influence of High- and Low-Affect Infusion on Web-Vendor Trust. Information and Management.
  • Quang (Neo) Bui, (2017). Evaluate Enterprise Architecture Frameworks Using Essential Elements. Communications of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
  • Quang Bui, Sean Hansen, Manlu Liu, Qiang Tu, (2018). The Productivity Paradox in Health Information Technology. Communications of the ACM.
  • Quang (Neo) Bui, (2015). Increasing the Relevance of Enterprise Architecture through "Crisitunities" in U.S. State Governments. MIS Quarterly Executive.
  • Nishant Malik, David Spencer, Quang (Neo) Bui, (2020). Power in the US Political Economy: A Network Analysis. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
  • Yue Zhao, Ronaldo Parente, Stav Fainshmidt, Steven Carnovale, (2021). MNE Host Country Alliance Network Position and Post-Entry Establishment Mode Choice. Journal of International Business Studies.
  • Sengun Yeniyurt, Steven Carnovale, (2017). Global Supply Network Embeddedness and Power: An Analysis of International Joint Venture Formations. International Business Review.

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