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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

  • 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, 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, 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, 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.
  • Tang, Zhi, Tang, J., Zhang, Y., Li, Q., (2007). The impact of entrepreneurial orientation and ownership type on firm performance in the emerging region of China. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.
  • Tang, Zhi, Rothenberg, S., Hira, R., (2008). Printing industry offshoring: Perspectives from U.S. based printers. Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal.
  • Tessoni, Daniel, Dey, R., Robin, A., (2012). Advisory Services Rise Again at Large Audit Firms. CPA Journal.
  • Tessoni, Daniel, Robin, A., Hoi, C., (2009). Anatomy of an Unusual Merger: ABI (2006). Journal of Financial Education.
  • Tu, Qiang (John), Shu, Q., Wang, K., (2011). The Impact of Computer Self-efficacy and Technology Dependence on Computer-Related Technostress: A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Tu, Qiang (John), Vonderembse, M., Ragu-Nathan, T., Sharkey, T., (2006). Absorptive Capacity: Enhancing the Assimilation of Time-Based Manufacturing Practices.. Journal of Operations Management.
  • Tu, Qiang (John), O'Neil, B., Perotti, V., Ward, J., (2011). Biz 1-2-3: RIT's New First Year Sequence.. BizEd Magazine.
  • Tu, Qiang (John), Grant, D., (2005). Levels of Enterprise Integration: Study Using Case Analysis. International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.
  • Tu, Qiang (John), Liao, Y., Liao, K., Vonderembse, M., (2011). A mechanism for external competence transfer to improve manufacturing system capabilities and market performance. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Tu, Qiang (John), Wang, K., Shu, Q., (2005). Computer-Related Technostress in China. Communications of the ACM.
  • Tu, Qiang (John), Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T., Ragu-Nathan, B., (2011). Crossing to the Dark Side: Examining the Creators, Outcomes and Inhibitors of Technostress. Communications of the ACM.