MBA, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong); Ph.D., University of Arizona
Manlu Liu is a Professor of Management Information Systems and Accounting and the Director of Master in Business Analytics Program at Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Dr. Liu received her Ph.D. degree in Management Information Systems from Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. She obtained an MBA degree major in Accounting and Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. She had six years of working experience as a consultant and venture capital analyst. She also had financial analyst working experience at the investment banking.
Prior to joining Rochester Institute of Technology, Dr. Liu was an Associate Professor at the School of Management at Zhejiang University in China. Her research interests include community-based open source (community source), accounting and financial analytics, blockchain and auditing, open innovation in health IT. She started to examine community source phenomenon in 2005. She is one of the researchers who introduced this phenomenon to MIS academic field and developed research models for community source evolution and sustainability. Dr. Liu is passionate about how business analytics applies to accounting and finance field. She co-initiated the Advanced Certificate of Accounting and Financial Analytics. She designed and developed the graduate level Accounting Analytics course. Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information and Organization, European Accounting Review, Information Systems Journal, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Global Information Management, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Systems and Software, Electronic Commerce Research etc. She served as a Guest Co-Editor for Journal of Electronic Commerce Research in 2012-2013. She serves as the member of the Editorial Review Board for the following journals: Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Electronic Government: An International Journal, and International Journal of Electronic Finance. She has been serving as a program chair/session chair/program committee member for various international conferences including the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the Southwest Decision Science Institute Conference (SWDSI), HCI International Conference, SIGBPS – Blockchain and Financial Analytics etc.
In the News
June 22, 2022
2020-22 Saunders Faculty and Staff Go Above and Beyond
Saunders College of Business recognizes the accomplishments of its outstanding employees.
October 5, 2021
Integrate Technology to Drive Business
Through Saunders College of Business’ six science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs; master of business administration (MBA), accounting and analytics, business analytics, finance, global supply chain management (GSCM), and technology innovation management and entrepreneurship (TIME), students are taught by top business faculty, with strong applied research and industry experience.
April 16, 2021
Saunders Rears the Future of Finance
Traditional business practices work hand in hand with the latest industry innovations at Saunders College of Business. Here, master of science in finance students can explore traditional corporate finance and investment management as readily as the latest emerging fintech. The curriculum is embedded in understanding software and artificial intelligence and is taught by nationally-renowned faculty.
Research Insights: Balancing innovation and sustainability
Manlu Liu, Sean Hansen, John Tu
Balancing innovation and sustainability in consortium-based open source software development. Can exploration and exploitation be balanced effectively?