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

  • Gerald Lobo, Ashok Robin, Ke-an Wu, (2020). Share Repurchases and Accounting Conservatism. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
  • Jesse Redlo, Elizabeth Kiss, Kirsilyn Harris, (2020). Educating Underprepared Professionals during COVID-19: A Case Study.. Journal of Research & Teaching in Developmental Education.
  • Clyde Hull, Zhi Tang, Jintong Tang, Jun Yang, (2020). Information diversity and innovation for born-globals. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
  • Iftekhar Hasan, Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, Qiang Wu, Hao Zhang, (2020). Is social capital associated with corporate innovation? Evidence from publicly listed firms in the U.S.. Journal of Corporate Finance.
  • Yuanlu Niu, Jinfang Liu, Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj, (2020). Lookism in the Chinese workplace: An integrated literature review. International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management..
  • Emi Moriuchi, V. Landers, Deborah Colton, Neil Hair, (2020). Engagement with chatbots versus augmented reality interactive technology in e-commerce. Journal of Strategic Marketing.
  • Carl Hsin-han Shen, Hao Zhang, (2020). What's good for you is good for me: The effect of CEO inside debt on the cost of equity. Journal of Corporate Finance.
  • Ezekiel Leo, (2020). Power is Nothing without Control: The interdependency of Cash Flow Rights and Voting Rights on Post-Acquisition Value. Asia Pacific Management Review.
  • Emi Moriuchi, (2020). Social Credit Effect in a Sharing Economy: A Theory of Mind and Prisoner's Dilemma Game Theory Perspective on the Two-way Review and Rating System. Psychology and Marketing.
  • Yu-Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Ya-Ling Chen, (2020). Hotel housekeepers' job stress. Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health.
  • Manlu Liu, Sean Hansen, Qiang Tu, (2020). Keeping the family together: Sustainability and modularity in community source development . Information and Organization.
  • Xinyuan Zhao, Karthikeyan Namasivayam, Nicholas Beutell, Jingyan Liu, Fujin Wang, (2020). Chronic regulatory focus and work-family conflict among Chinese workers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
  • Joy Olabisi, Eileen Kwesiga, Norma Juma, Zhi Tang, (2019). Stakeholder Transformation Process: The Journey of an Indigenous Community. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Christopher Skousen, Li Sun, Kean Wu, (2019). The Role of Managerial Ability in Classification Shifting Using Discontinued Operations. Advances in Management Accounting.
  • Donald Holmes, A. Mergen, Murat Uysal, (2019). Bring the Energy - Get Reacquainted with Acceptance Charts and Learn a New Way to Build Them (originally accepted under the title of 'Acceptance Charts: Underutilized Tools in Quality Management'.). Quality Progress.
  • Torrence Sparkman, (2019). Exploring the boundaries of diversity and inclusion in Human Resource Development . Human Resource Development Review.
  • Manlu Liu, Ke-an Wu, Jennifer Xu, (2019). How Will Blockchain Technology Impact Auditing and Accounting: Permissionless Vs. Permissioned Blockchain. Current Issues in Auditing.