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

  • D. Holmes, A. Mergen, (1988). A Managerial Tool for Process Capability Analysis. Quality and Reliability Engineering International.
  • Z. Deligonul, A. Mergen, (1987). Dependence Bias in Conventional p-Charts and its Correction with an Approximate Lot Quality Distribution. Journal of Applied Statistics.
  • John Ettlie, S. Reiferis, (1987). Integrating Design and Manufacturing to Deploy Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Interfaces.
  • D. Holmes, A. Mergen, (1987). A Good Tool for Process Control: The Cumulative Sum Chart. Quality.
  • D. Holmes, A. Mergen, (1987). A Good Tool for Process Control: The Cumulative Sum Chart. Quality.
  • Z. Deligonul, A. Mergen, (1987). Dependence Bias in Conventional p-Charts and its Correction with an Approximate Lot Quality Distribution. Journal of Applied Statistics.
  • D. Holmes, A. Mergen, (1986). Chi-Square vs. X-bar and R Chart. Quality.
  • D. Holmes, A. Mergen, (1986). Chi-Square vs. X-bar and R Chart. Quality.
  • Robert Barbato, Richard Butler, JoAnne Sandler, (1985). Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Budding Entrepreneurs. Journal of Private Enterprise.
  • Karen Paul, Robert Barbato, (1985). The Multinational Corporation in the Less developed Country: The Economic Development Model vs. the North-South Model. Academy of Management Review.
  • Robert Barbato, Stanley Widrick, (1985). Marketing Negative Products: Implications for Organization Development Practitioners. Organization Development Journal.
  • Karen Paul, Robert Barbato, (1985). The Organization Behavior Teaching Review. The Organization Game: Its Use and Life Cycle.
  • John Ettlie, (1985). The Impact of Interorganizational Manpower Flows on the Innovation Process. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, W. Bridges, R. O'Keefe, (1984). Organizational Strategy and Structural Differences for Radical Versus Incremental Innovation. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, (1983). Organizational Policy and Innovation Among Suppliers to the Food Processing Sector. Academy of Management Journal.
  • A. Mergen, (1982). Dependence v.s. Independence Assumptions in Statistical Quality Control,. Middle East Technical University Studies in Development.
  • A. Mergen, (1982). Dependence v.s. Independence Assumptions in Statistical Quality Control,. Middle East Technical University Studies in Development.
  • Stephen LaGrou, Bhairav Joshi, Douglas Spooner, (1981). Integral of E^v Over Harmonic Oscillator Wavefunctions. Journal of Chemical Education.
  • John Ettlie, A. Rubenstein, (1981). Simulating the Flow of Innovations to the U.S. Automotive Industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
  • Stephen LaGrou, Bhairav Joshi, Douglas Spooner, (1981). Integral of E^v Over Harmonic Oscillator Wavefunctions. Journal of Chemical Education.

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