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

  • William Dresnack, Sandeep Singh, (1999). A Derivatives Policy Framework for Manufacturing Firms. American Business Review.
  • John Ettlie, (1985). The Impact of Interorganizational Manpower Flows on the Innovation Process. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, Don Wilson, (2019). Boundary Spanning, Group Heterogeneity and Engineering Project Performance. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
  • 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.
  • John Ettlie, Sandra Rothenberg, (2012). Strategies to Cope with Regulatory Uncertainty in the Auto Industry. California Management Review.
  • John Ettlie, J. Penner-Hahn, (1994). Flexibility Ratios and Manufacturing Strategy. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, Michael Johnson, (1994). Product Development Benchmarking versus Customer Focus in Applications of Quality Function Deployment. Marketing Letters.
  • John Ettlie, A. Rubenstein, (1981). Simulating the Flow of Innovations to the U.S. Automotive Industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
  • John Ettlie, (1980). Manpower Flows and the Innovation Process. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, Chris Tucci, Peter Gianiodis, (2017). "Trust, Integrated Information Technology and New Product Success,". European Journal of Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, Joan Penner-Hahn, (1993). High Technology Manufacturing in Low Technology Plants. Interfaces.
  • John Ettlie, Matt Kubarek, (2008). Design Reuse in Manufacturing and Services,. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, A. Rubenstein, (1980). Social Learning Theory and the Implementation of Production Innovation. Decision Sciences Journal.
  • John Ettlie, (2002). Research-Based Pedagogy for New Product Development: MBA’s vs. Engineers in Different Countries. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, (1979). Evolution of the Productive Segment and Transportation Innovations. Decision Sciences Journal.
  • John Ettlie, Ernesto Reza, (1992). Organizational Integration and Process Innovation. Academy of Management Journal.
  • John Ettlie, (1998). R&D and Global Manufacturing Performance. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, Jorg Elsenbach, (2007). Modified Stage-Gate Regimes in New Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, D. Vellenga, (1979). The Adoption Time Period for Some Transportation Innovations. Management Science.