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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

  • Gold, Steven, Boehner, R., (2014). An Evaluation of the Causes, Extent, and Initiators of Herding Behavior. Journal of Applied Financial Research.
  • Gold, Steven, (2013). Economics Online Simulation Game: Beat The Market for Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolisitc Competition & Oligopoly . Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching.
  • Gold, Steven, Wolfe, J., Biggs, W., (2013). A replication and expansion of Teach and Patel's discovery of early-determined endgame finishes. Simulation & Gaming.
  • Gold, Steven, Boehner, R., (2013). Herding Behavior in the DJIA 2005-2009: An Application of the Bass Model. Journal of Applied Financial Research.
  • Gold, Steven, Boehner, R., (2012). The Influence of the Marketing Mix on the Diffusion of Innovation: Bass Model Redux. Academy of Business Journal.
  • Hansen, Sean, Marabelli, M., Newell, S., Frigerio, C., (2017). The Light and Dark Side of The Black Box: Sensor-Based Technology in the Automotive Industry. Communications of the AIS.
  • Hansen, Sean, Dennis, A., Rennecker, J., (2010). Invisible Whispering: Restructuring Meeting Processes with Instant Messaging. Decision Sciences Journal.
  • Hansen, Sean, Rennecker, J., (2010). Getting on the same page: Collective hermeneutics in a systems development team. Information and Organization.
  • Hansen, Sean, Bateman, P., Berente, N., Pike, J., (2009). Productive Play and the Real-World Value of Immersive Virtual Environments. Artifact.
  • Hansen, Sean, McLaughlin, M., Cram, W., Gogan, J., (2015). Snowfall and a stolen laptop. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases.
  • Hansen, Sean, Berente, N., Lyytinen, K., (2009). Wikipedia, Critical Social Theory, and the Possibility of Rational Discourse. The Information Society.
  • Hansen, Sean, Berente, N., Lyytinen, K., (2008). Emerging Principles for Requirements Processes in Organizational Contexts. Networking and Information Systems.
  • Hansen, Sean, Liu, M., Tu, Q., (2014). The Community Source Approach to Software Development and the Kuali Experience . Communications of the ACM.
  • Hansen, Sean, Pierce, E., (2013). Technology, Trust, and Effectiveness in Virtual Teams . International Journal of Management & Business.
  • Hansen, Sean, Bateman, P., Pike, J., Berente, N., (2012). Time for a Post-Mortem?: Business Professionals' Perspectives on the Disillusionment of Virtual Worlds. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.
  • Hansen, Sean, Xiao, X., Lindberg, A., Lyytinen, K., (2018). "Computing" Requirements for Open Source Software: A Distributed Cognitive Approach. Journal of the AIS.
  • Hansen, Sean, Berente, N., Gal, U., (2011). Ethical Implications of Social Stratification in Information Systems Research. Information Systems Journal.
  • Hansen, Sean, Berente, N., Pike, J., Bateman, P., (2011). Arguing the Value of Virtual Worlds: Patterns of Discursive Sensemaking of an Innovative Technological Environment. MIS Quarterly.
  • Hoi, Chun-Keung (Stan), Lacina, M., Wollan, P., (2008). Earnings Management in Corporate Voting: Evidence from Anti-Takeover Charter Amendments. Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting.
  • Hoi, Chun-Keung (Stan), Coles, J., (2003). New Evidence on the Market for Directors: Board Membership and Pennsylvania Senante Bill 1310. Journal of Finance.