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 recognize 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

  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Ya-Ling Chen, Yao-Chin Wang, (2021). Government and social trust vs. hotel response efficacy: A protection motivation perspective on hotel stay intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Hospitality Management,.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Babak Taheri, Rajendran Murthy, Juilee Decker, Martin Gannon, (2021). Making Memories: A Consumer-Based Model of Authenticity Applied to Living History Sites . International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Rajendran Murthy, Richard Lagiewski, (2021). Profiling food festivals by type, name and descriptive content: A population level study. British Food Journal.
  • Siew Chan, Qian Song, (2021). Will game-based learning enhance performance??. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Rajendran Murthy, Rick Lagiewski, (2021). Profiling food festivals by type, name and descriptive content: a population level study . British Food Journal.
  • John Ettlie, Ozer Muammer, Rajendran Miurthy, (2021). R&D Dynamic Capabilities in a Changing Regulatory Context. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
  • Siew Chan, Qian Song, (2021). Implications of tax audit risk, consequences, aggressive behavior and ethics for compliance. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management.
  • Anish Yousaf, Abhishek Mishra, Babak Taheri, Muhammet Kesgin, (2021). A cross-country analysis of the determinants of customer recommendation intentions for over-the-top (OTT) platforms . Information & Management.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Babak Taheri, Rajendran Murthy, Juilee Decker, Martin Gannon, (2021). Making Memories: A Consumer-Based Model of Authenticity Applied to Living History Sites . International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
  • Muhammet Kesgin, Ali Selcuk Can, Dogan Gursoy, Yuksel Ekinci, Khaled Aldawodi, (2021). Effects of Muslim religiosity and travel desire on COVID-19 vaccination intentions. Current Issues in Tourism.
  • Gijs Overgoor, William Rand, Willemijn Van Dolen, Masoud Mazloom, (2021). Simplicity is not Key: Understanding Firm-Generated Social Media Images and Consumer Liking. International Journal of Research in Marketing.
  • Adriana Lambie, Tracy Tuten, Victor Perotti, (2021). To Share or Not to Share? Branded Content Sharing in Twitter . Atlantic Marketing Journal.
  • Manlu Liu, Ashok Robin, Kean Wu, Jennifer Xu, (2021). Blockchain's Impact on Accounting and Auditing: A Use Case on Supply Chain Traceability . Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.
  • Bhagyashree Barhate, Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj, (2020). Emerging career realities during the pandemic: What does it mean for women's career development. Advances in Developing Human Resources..
  • Zhijian Huang, Kai Chen, Philip Sirianni, (2020). Stock Price Reactions to the Paris Climate Agreement. Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting.
  • Inamutila Kahupi, Clyde Hull, Okechukwu Okorie, Sherwyn Millette, (2020). Building Competitive Advantage with Sustainable Products–A Case Study Perspective of Stakeholders. Journal of Cleaner Production.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Karen Thal, Emi Moriuchi, (2020). Fun and functional: Can a gamified travel app win over users?. International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences (IJBAS).
  • Chinmay Jain, Archana Jain, Ashok Robin, (2020). Does accounting conservatism deter short sellers?. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

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