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Research and Publications

Saunders College of Business 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 for a full list including the latest published results, please see below.

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, 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.

Faculty Research

  • Stevenson, William, Mergen, E., (2006). Teaching Six Sigma Concepts in a Business School Curriculum. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence.
  • Stevenson, William, Mergen, A., (2002). Sowing the Seeds of Quality: Quality at the Source. Total Quality Management.
  • Tang, Zhi, Smith, D., (2013). The Growth Performance of Top African American Businesses. Management Decision.
  • Tang, Zhi, Tang, J., Katz, J., (2013). Proactiveness, StakeholderFirm Power Difference, and Product Safety and Quality of Chinese SMEs. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
  • Tang, Zhi, Luxmore, S., Hull, C., (2012). When corporate social responsibility matters: An empirical investigation of contingencies. International Journal of Corporate Governance.
  • Tang, Zhi, Hull, C., (2012). An Investigation of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Perceived Environmental Hostility, and Strategy Application among Chinese SMEs. Journal of Small Business Management.
  • Tang, Zhi, Tang, J., (2012). Stakeholder-firm power difference, stakeholders' CSR orientation, and SMEs' environmental performance in China. Journal of Business Venturing.
  • Tang, Zhi, Hull, C., Rothenberg, S., (2012). How corporate social responsibility engagement strategy moderates the CSR-financial performance relationship. Journal of Management Studies.
  • Tang, Zhi, Tang, J., (2011). Entrepreneurial orientation and performance of SMEs in China' s changing environment: The moderating effects of strategies. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
  • Tang, Zhi, Hull, C., (2011). The Strategy Configuration of Chinese SMEs. Journal of Enterprising Culture.
  • Tang, Zhi, Kreiser, P., Marino, L., Weaver, M., (2010). Exploring Proactiveness as a Moderator in the Process of Perceiving Industrial Munificence: A Field Study of SMEs in Four Countries. Journal of Small Business Management.
  • Tang, Zhi, Tang, J., Cowden, B., (2016). Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, CEO dual values, and SME performance in state-owned vs. non-state-owned enterprises in China. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
  • Tang, Zhi, Kreiser, P., Marino, L., Davis, J.,Lee, C., (2010). Firm-level entrepreneurship: The role of proactiveness, innovativeness, and strategic renewal in the creation and exploitation of opportunities. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.
  • Tang, Zhi, Dickson, P., Marino, L., Tang, J.,Powell, B., (2010). The Value of Organizational Ambivalence in an Uncertain World. British Journal of Management.
  • Tang, Zhi, (2009). The Application of the Dimensionality Perspective in Organization Study. Emergence: Complexity and Organization.
  • Tang, Zhi, Tang, J., (2014). The impact of competitors-firm power divergence on Chinese SMEs' environmental and financial performance. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Tang, Zhi, Kreiser, P., Marino, L., Dickson, P.,Weaver, M., (2009). A hierarchical perspective of the dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.
  • Tang, Zhi, Tang, J., (2013). Can media discipline Chinese firms' pollution behaviors? The mediating effects of the public and government. Journal of Management.
  • Tang, Zhi, Rothenberg, S., (2009). Does perceptual acuity matter? An investigation of entrepreneurial orientation, perceptual acuity, and firm performance. Journal of Enterprising Culture.
  • Tang, Zhi, Tang, J., Marino, L., Zhang, Y.,Li, Q., (2008). Exploring An Inverted U-Shape Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance in Chinese New Ventures.. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

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