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

  • Manlu Liu, Sean Hansen, Qiang Tu, (2021). Sustaining Collaborative Software Development through Strategic Consortium. Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
  • 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.
  • Leonid Pugachev, Andrea Schertler, (2020). Neglecting Peter to Fix Paul: How Shared Directors Transmit Bank Shocks to Non-Financial Firms. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
  • Manlu Liu, Sean Hansen, Qiang Tu, (2020). Keeping the family together: Sustainability and modularity in community source development . Information and Organization.
  • Gerald Lobo, Ashok Robin, Kean Wu, (2020). Share repurchases and accounting conservatism. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
  • Manlu Liu, Kean Wu, Rong Yang, Yang Yu, (2020). Textual Analysis for Risk Profiles from 10-K Filings: Evidence from Audit Opinions. CPA Journal.
  • Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Emi Moriuchi, Marcus Nyström, (2020). Comparing preferences towards multiracial advertising in Sweden and the US - Exploration through eye-tracking. Genealogy.
  • Duygu Akdevelioglu, Selcan Kara, (2020). An International Investigation of Opinion Leadership and Social Media. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing.
  • Chinmay Jain, Archana Jain, Ashok Robin, (2020). Does accounting conservatism deter short sellers?. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
  • L. Li, B. Qi, A. Robin, Rong Yang, (2020). The Effect of Enforcement Action on Audit Fees and the Audit Reporting Lag . Accounting and Business Research.
  • Nishant Malik, David Spencer, Quang (Neo) Bui, (2020). Power in the US Political Economy: A Network Analysis. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
  • Liuchuang Li, Baolei Qi, Ashok Robin, Rong Yang, (2020). The effect of enforcement action on audit fees and the audit reporting lag . Accounting and Business Research.
  • Ravi Dharwadkar, Jun Guo, Linna Shi, Rong Yang, (2020). Corporate social irresponsibility and boards: The implications of legal expertise . Journal of Business Research.
  • Zhijian Huang, Kai Chen, Philip Sirianni, (2020). Stock Price Reactions to the Paris Climate Agreement. Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting.
  • Manlu Liu, Sean Hansen, Qiang Tu, (2020). Keeping the family together: Sustainability and modularity in community source development . Information and Organization.
  • Rajendran Murthy, (2020). Multiscreening and Concurrent Media Usage: The Case of Recall and Recognition. Journal of Advertising Research.
  • Zhijian Huang, Jingzhi Huang, Li Xu, (2020). Sequential Learning of Cryptocurrency Volatility Dynamics: Evidence Based on A Stochastic Volatility Model with Jumps in Returns and Volatility. Quarterly Journal of Finance.
  • Jesse Redlo, Elizabeth Kiss, Kirsilyn Harris, (2020). Educating Underprepared Professionals during COVID-19: A Case Study.. Journal of Research & Teaching in Developmental Education.
  • Zhijian Huang, Jingzhi Huang, (2020). Testing Moving Average Trading Strategies on ETFs. Journal of Empirical Finance.