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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

  • Barbato, Robert, Sonfield, M., Lussier, R., (2001). The Entrepreneurial Aptitude of Prison Inmates and the Potential Benefit of Self-Employment Training Programs. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal.
  • Barbato, Robert, DeMartino, R., Jacques, P., (2006). Exploring the Career Achievement and Personal Life Orientations Difference Between Entrepreneurs and Non-Entrepreneurs: The Impact of Sex and Dependents. Journal of Small Business Management.
  • Barbato, Robert, Lussier, R., Sonfield, M., (2010). Family-Member and Non-Family-Member Managers in Family Firms: Adding a Seventh Country to the International Database - Kosovo. Journal of Small Business Strategy.
  • Barbato, Robert, Sonfield, M., Lussier, R., (2011). Generational Stages in Family Firms: Expanding the Database - Kosovo. Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship.
  • Barbato, Robert, Sonfield, M., Durlabhji, S., (1996). Transfer Payment Diversion Programs and Displaced Workers: A Perfect Match?. Journal of Private Enterprise.
  • Barbato, Robert, Sonfield, M., (1994). Testing Prison Inmates for Entrepreneurial Aptitude. Journal of Small Business Strategy.
  • Barbato, Robert, Sonfield, M., Bracker, J., (1990). Worker Dislocation and Potential Entrepreneurship. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Barbato, Robert, Durlabhji, S., (1989). Budding Entrepreneurs: Business Students and Dislocated Workers. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Barbato, Robert, Nowlin, W., (1988). The Truth About Lie Detectors. Business and Society Review.
  • Barbato, Robert, Paul, K., (1985). The Multinational Corporation in the Less developed Country: The Economic Development Model vs. the North-South Model. Academy of Management Review.
  • Barbato, Robert, Widrick, S., (1985). Marketing Negative Products: Implications for Organization Development Practitioners. Organization Development Journal.
  • Barbato, Robert, Paul, K., (1985). The Organization Behavior Teaching Review. The Organization Game: Its Use and Life Cycle.
  • Barbato, Robert, Butler, R., Sandler, J., (1985). Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Budding Entrepreneurs. Journal of Private Enterprise.
  • Barbato, Robert, DeMartino, R., (2003). Differences Among Women and Men MBA Entrepreneurs: Exploring Family Flexibility and Wealth Creation as Career Motivators. Journal of Business Venturing.
  • Boehner, Robert, (2014). An evaluation of the causes, extent, and initiators of herding behaviors. Journal of Applied Financial Research.
  • Boehner, Robert, Steven, G., (2012). Modeling the Impact of the Marketing Mix on the Diffusion of Innovation in the Generalized Bass Model of Firm Demand. Developments in Business Simulations and Experiential Exercises.
  • Boehner, Robert, O'Neil, B., (2011). The RIT Saunders College of Business EMBA CApstone Experience. Journal of Executive Education.
  • Boehner, Robert, Robin, A., Evans, W., (2010). Mergers and Acquistions. Handbook of Technology Management.
  • Colton, Deborah, (2012). The role of retailer mindset and promotional resources in strengthening online brands. Journal of Brand Management.
  • Colton, Deborah, Roth, M., Bearden, W., (2010). Drivers of International E-tail Performance: The Complexities of Orientations and Resources. Journal of International Marketing.