Business Administration Ph.D. Research

At the intersection of innovation, technology and business, Saunders faculty consistently publish their research in elite journals across the following three Ph.D. specialty areas.

Digital Transformation

Our faculty members have expertise in a variety of areas and their research often reside at the intersection of technology and data. Faculty regularly collaborate within and outside of their discipline and publish in premier journals in the field. The following areas broadly represent faculty research interests:

  • Innovation: Blockchain innovation, digital entrepreneurship, distributed collaboration, healthcare IS, software development.
  • Markets: Marketing high technology, stakeholder engagement, consumer behavior, analytics, open innovation, and public policy.
  • Data: Algorithmic decision-making and anomaly detection, cluster analysis, network analysis, people analytics, text mining.

Research Spotlight - Digital Transformation, with Ali Tosyali

Research Spotlight - Digital Transformation, with Manlu Liu

Quang Bui headshot
Associate Professor
Department of MIS, Marketing, and Analytics
Saunders College of Business
585-475-4411
Emi Moriuchi headshot
Associate Professor
Department of MIS, Marketing, and Analytics
Saunders College of Business
585-475-4355
Jing Tang headshot
Assistant Professor
Department of MIS, Marketing, and Analytics
Saunders College of Business
585-475-2015

Finance and Accounting

Our faculty members have a broad research expertise in finance and accounting. They have published research papers in a myriad of research topics and you will have the opportunity to explore the following fields. 

  • Financial accounting: Financial disclosure, nonfinancial disclosure, and reporting regulations.
  • Corporate Finance: Corporate governance, executive compensation, debt and equity financing.
  • Financial markets and investment: empirical asset pricing, banks and other financial institutions, fintech and high-frequency trading.
  • Auditing and taxation: Audit pricing, internal control, and corporate tax avoidance.

Research Spotlight - Finance and Accounting, with Leonid Pugachev

Research Spotlight - Finance and Accounting, with Rong Yang

Dilin Wang headshot
Assistant Professor
Department of Finance and Accounting
Saunders College of Business
585-475-7351

Strategy and Innovation

Our faculty members have expertise in a variety of areas and their research often reside at the intersection of strategy and innovation. Faculty have published research papers in a myriad of research topics that address some facet of strategic management of technology and innovation. You will have the opportunity to partner with faculty members in the following areas:

  • Strategy: Strategic management/planning, supply chain strategy, inter-firm network, global sourcing, entrepreneurship, e-businesses, risk management, corporate social responsibility, emerging markets, corporate governance, environmental uncertainty, organizational learning and knowledge management, production and operations management.
  • Technology innovation: Platform technology firms, technology and commercialization, management of technological innovation, and marketing high technology.

Research Spotlight - Strategy and Innovation, with Clyde Eiríkur Hull

Research Spotlight - Strategy and Innovation, with Ettore Spadafora