The College of Business research seeks to generate sustainable value for business and society.

Faculty focus their research on emerging issues with tremendous impact, addressing such topics as human-technology interactions, globalization, and climate change. The research is then brought to life in the classroom, amplifying the learning experience.

The College of Business hosts frequent brownbag seminars where faculty members will share their research projects to discuss with colleagues from the URI community.

The Spring 2024 seminars are listed below:

  • January 26: Christopher Robertson (invited by Alex Hazera) “Cultural (and sub-cultural) differences in Latin America: Lessons learned, managerial implications, and future directions”
  • February 2: Lauren Labrecque & Christy Ashley “The impact of color saturation on perceived product efficacy”
  • February 16: Derek Dubois “The effect of outrage and professionalism on customer interactivity within the U.S. political news media supply chain”
  • March 1: Dhvani Badwaik “The effects of aligning stock option horizon with corporate investment horizon”
  • April: 5: Jegoo Lee “Winning Connections: Team members’ network structures and team performance”
  • April 19: Diversity Research Day (coordinated by Alex Hazera, Executive Director of Inclusive Excellence)

Research Areas

Selected Research

Research Centers

“Research is critical to the identity of the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island, providing valuable insights that transform the way we see the world. Our research not only serves as a tool for educating the entire student population but also as a valued resource for business and society.”
Professor Christy Ashley, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs