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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, S Rosenthal, (2012). Service Innovation in Manufacturing. Journal of Services 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, (2002). Research-Based Pedagogy for New Product Development: MBA’s vs. Engineers in Different Countries. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, (1990). What Makes a Manufacturing Firm Innovative. Academy of Management Executive.
  • John Ettlie, K. Sethuraman, (2001). Locus of Supply and Global Manufacturing. International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
  • John Ettlie, Jorg Elsenbach, (2006). Scale, R&D Performance and Idea Profiles for New Products: A Comparative Study of U.S. and German Manufacturing Firms . Journal of Global Business and Technology.
  • John Ettlie, J. Penner-Hahn, (1994). Flexibility Ratios and Manufacturing Strategy. Management Science.
  • John Ettlie, Paul Pavlou, (2006). Technology-Based New Product Development Partnerships. Decision Sciences Journal.
  • John Ettlie, (1988). Manufacturing Technology Policy and Deployment of Processing Innovations. Annals of Operations Research.
  • 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, Charles Vance, Kevin Groves, G. Hess, (2014). "Cognitive Style and Innovation in Organizations,". European Journal of Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, S. Reiferis, (1987). Integrating Design and Manufacturing to Deploy Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Interfaces.
  • John Ettlie, Stephen Rosenthal, (2011). Service vs. Manufacturing Innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • 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, Germain Boer, (1999). Target Costing Can Boost Your Bottom Line. Strategic Finance.
  • John Ettlie, Chris Tucci, Peter Gianiodis, (2017). "Trust, Integrated Information Technology and New Product Success,". European Journal of Innovation Management.
  • John Ettlie, Peter Gianiodis, Jose Urbina, (2013). Open Service Innovation in the Global Banking Industry: Inside-out versus Outside-in Strategies. Academy of Management Perspectives.
  • John Ettlie, (1985). The Impact of Interorganizational Manpower Flows on the Innovation Process. Management Science.