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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

  • John Ettlie, (1998). R&D and Global Manufacturing Performance. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, (1983). Organizational Policy and Innovation Among Suppliers to the Food Processing Sector. Academy of Management Journal.
  • John Ettlie, A. Rubenstein, (1981). Simulating the Flow of Innovations to the U.S. Automotive Industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
  • John Ettlie, (2007). Perspective: Empirical Generalization and the Role of Culture in New Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, (1980). Manpower Flows and the Innovation Process. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, (1997). Quality, Technology, and Global Manufacturing. Production and Operations Management.
  • John Ettlie, Celine Abecassis-Moedas, F. Sguer, (2016). "Observe, innovate, succeed: A learning Perspective on innovation and performance of entrepreneurial chefs,". Journal of Business Research.
  • John Ettlie, A. Rubenstein, (1980). Social Learning Theory and the Implementation of Production Innovation. Decision Sciences Journal.
  • John Ettlie, P. Swan, (1997). U.S.-Japanese Manufacturing Equity Relationships. Academy of Management Journal.
  • John Ettlie, Joan Penner-Hahn, (1993). High Technology Manufacturing in Low Technology Plants. Interfaces.
  • John Ettlie, D. Vellenga, (1979). The Adoption Time Period for Some Transportation Innovations. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, (1997). Integrated Design and New Product Success. Journal of Operations Management.
  • John Ettlie, (1977). Real-time Studies in Organizational Research. Academy of Management Review.
  • John Ettlie, S Rosenthal, (2012). Service Innovation in Manufacturing. Journal of Services Management.
  • John Ettlie, (2002). Research-Based Pedagogy for New Product Development: MBA’s vs. Engineers in Different Countries. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, Ernesto Reza, (1992). Organizational Integration and Process Innovation. Academy of Management Journal.
  • John Ettlie, Sandra Rothenberg, (2012). Strategies to Cope with Regulatory Uncertainty in the Auto Industry. California Management Review.
  • John Ettlie, Victor Perotti, D. Joseph, Mark Cottelleer, (2005). Strategic Predictors of Successful Enterprise System Deployment. International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
  • John Ettlie, Michael Johnson, (2001). Technology, Customization and Reliability. Journal of Quality Management.
  • John Ettlie, (1996). The Perpetual Enterprise Machine. Academy of Management Review.