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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

  • Sengun Yeniyurt, Steven Carnovale, (2017). Global Supply Network Embeddedness and Power: An Analysis of International Joint Venture Formations. International Business Review.
  • Andrew Johnson, Steven Carnovale, Yao Zhao, Ju Myung Song, (2021). Drivers of Fulfillment Performance in Mission Critical Logistics Systems: An Empirical Analysis. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Steven Carnovale, Sengun Yeniyurt, Dale Rogers, (2017). Network Connectedness in Vertical and Horizontal Manufacturing Joint Venture Formations: A Power Perspective. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.
  • Myles Garvey, Steven Carnovale, (2020). The Rippled Newsvendor: A New Inventory Framework for Modelling Supply Chain Risk Severity In The Presence of Risk Propagation. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • 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.
  • Scott DuHadway, Steven Carnovale, Vijay Kannan, (2018). Organizational Communication and Individual Behavior: Implications for Supply Chain Risk Management. Journal of Supply Chain 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.
  • 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, (2016). Bridging structural holes in global manufacturing equity based partnerships: A network analysis of domestic vs. international joint venture formations. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.
  • Steven Carnovale, Cliff Allen, M. Pullman, Daniel Wong, (2016). Using Continuous Improvement in Online Program Design: DMAIC as a Tool for Assurance of Learning Assessments. Decision Science Journal of Innovative Education.
  • Steven Carnovale, Sengun Yeniyurt, (2015). The Role of Ego Networks in Facilitating Supply Network Innovations. Journal of Supply Chain Management.
  • Myles Garvey, Steven Carnovale, Sengun Yeniyurt, (2015). An Analytical Framework for Supply Network Risk Propagation: A Bayesian Network Approach. European Journal of Operational Research.
  • Steven Carnovale, Sengun Yeniyurt, (2015). The Impact of Supply Network Structure on the Financial Performance of the Firm. Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal.
  • Sorim Chung, Maria Karampela, (2020). Larger Screen, Inaccurate Perceptions: Investigating Visual Framing Effects on Online Shoppers' Product-Size Estimation. Advances in Consumer Research.
  • Sorim Chung, Amitav Chakravarti, Rami Zwick, (2016). It Feels Softer Than It Looked: Contrast-Priming Effects of Touch Screen Users in Multi-Channel Shopping. Advances in Consumer Research.
  • Sorim Chung, (2015). Do Touch Screen Users Feel More Engaged? The Impact of Touch Interfaces on Online Shopping. Advances in Consumer Research.
  • 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.
  • Emi Moriuchi, V. Landers, Deborah Colton, Neil Hair, (2020). Engagement with chatbots versus augmented reality interactive technology in e-commerce. Journal of Strategic Marketing.
  • Deborah Colton, Martin Roth, William Bearden, (2010). Drivers of International E-tail Performance: The Complexities of Orientations and Resources. Journal of International Marketing.