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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

  • Yan Chan, Yan Yu, Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, (2015). Hidden In-game Intelligence of NBA Players' Tweets. Communications of the ACM.
  • Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Ashok Robin, Daniel Tessoni, (2009). Anatomy of an unusual merger: ABI (2006). Journal of Financial Education.
  • Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Ashok Robin, (2010). Labor Market Consequences of Accounting Fraud. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society.
  • Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Ashok Robin, (2010). Agency Conflicts, Controlling Owner Proximity and Firm Value: An Analysis of Dual-Class firms in the United States. Corporate Governance: An International Review.
  • Iftekhar Hasan, Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Qiang Wu, Hao Zhang, (2014). Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: The Effect of Corporate Tax Avoidance on the Cost of Bank Loans. Journal of Financial Economics.
  • Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Michael Lacina, Patricia Wollan, (2008). Earnings Management in Corporate Voting: Evidence from Anti-Takeover Charter Amendments. Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting.
  • Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Ashok Robin, Daniel Tessoni, (2007). Sarbanes-Oxley: Are Audit Committees Up To The Task?. Managerial Auditing Journal.
  • Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Qiang Wu, Hao Zhang, (2018). Community Social Capital and Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Iftekhar Hassan, Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Qiang Wu, Hao Zhang, (2017). Does Social Capital Matter in Corporate Decisions? Evidence from Corporate Tax Avoidance. Journal of Accounting Research.
  • Jeffrey Coles, Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, (2003). New Evidence on the Market for Directors: Board Membership and Pennsylvania Senante Bill 1310. Journal of Finance.
  • Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, (2020). Is social capital associated with corporate innovation? Evidence from publicly traded firms in the U.S.. Journal of Corporate Finance.
  • Mason Gerety, Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Ashok Robin, (2001). Do Shareholders Benefit from the Adoption of Incentive Pay for Directors?. Financial Management.
  • Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Ashok Robin, (2004). The design of incentive compensation for directors. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Sheryl Kline, (2003). The impacts of music on room attendants' work performance. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration.
  • Bonnie Canziani, Dianne Welsh, Yu-Chin Hsieh, William Tullar, (2015). What pedagogical methods impact students' entrepreneurial propensity?. Journal of Small Business Strategy.
  • Sevil Sonmez, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Michael Lemke, Yu-Chin Jerrie Hsieh, (2020). Understanding the effects of COVID-19 on the health and safety of immigrant hospitality workers in the United States.. Tourism Management Perspectives.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Kiki Hatzudis, Sevil Sonmez, (2014). Occupational exposures and health outcomes among Latina hotel cleaners. Hispanic Health Care International.
  • Bonnie Canziani, Yu-Chin Hsieh, WenChin Hsieh, L Weng, (2014). Guided student reflection: A critical imperative for experiential learning. Journal of Tourism Research & Hospitality.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sonmez, (2013). World at work: Hotel cleaners. Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • Bonnie Canziani, Yu-Chin Hsieh, Erick Byrd, (2012). A learning theory framework for sustainability education in tourism. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism.