Innovation, Technology, and Business Analytics

The world is changing, and today’s businesses are heavily impacted by technology and data.

Researchers at the College of Business investigate how organizations use technology, data science, and business analytics. Their findings inform companies on how they can improve operations, gain strategic advantages, and spark innovation. Research in this area also explores the business applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and digital platforms.

Scholarship published by URI College of Business faculty have appeared in many top peer-reviewed journals including: Marketing Science, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Interactive Marketing, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Information Systems, Psychology & Marketing, International Journal of Production Economics, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Research, Decision Support Systems, Tourism Economics, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, and Journal of Computer Information Systems, among many others.

Featured Faculty Research

Sample, Kevin L., John Hulland, Julio Sevilla, and Lauren I. Labrecque. 2023. “The Design Communication Assessment Scale (DCAS): Assessing and Adjusting the Effectiveness of Product Design Communications.” Journal of Marketing Research, May, 002224372311663.

Xia, Feihong, Rabikar Chatterjee, and Jerrold H. May. 2019. “Using Conditional Restricted Boltzmann Machines to Model Complex Consumer Shopping Patterns.” Marketing Science 38 (4): 711–27.

Zhai, Shuang (Sophie), and Zhu (Drew) Zhang. 2022. “Read the News, Not the Books: Forecasting Firms’ Long-Term Financial Performance via Deep Text Mining.” ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, May, 3533018.

Gupta, Amulya, and Zhu Zhang. 2021. “Vector-Quantization-Based Topic Modeling.” ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology 12 (3): 1–30. 

Homans, Camilla, Emine B. Yalcin, Ming Tong, Gina Gallucci, David Bautista, Natalia Moriel, and Suzanne de la Monte. 2022. “Therapeutic Effects of Myriocin in Experimental Alcohol-Related Neurobehavioral Dysfunction and Frontal Lobe White Matter Biochemical Pathology.” Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science 12 (02): 23–42.

Chen, Yuwen, Gulver Karamemis, and Jiayuan Zhang. 2020. “A Win–Win Strategy Analysis for an Original Equipment Manufacturer and a Contract Manufacturer in a Competitive Market.” European Journal of Operational Research, December, S0377221720310444. 

Gabriel, Allison S., Joanna Tochman Campbell, Emilija Djurdjevic, Russell E. Johnson, and Christopher C. Rosen. 2018. “Fuzzy Profiles: Comparing and Contrasting Latent Profile Analysis and Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis for Person-Centered Research.” Organizational Research Methods 21 (4): 877–904.

Gates, Jonathan, Kathryn J. Jervis, Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi, Koray Ozpolat, Jyh-Hone Wang, and Su-Hsiu Wu. 2019. “The Use of Smart Card Technology in Health Care.” Consumer-Driven Technologies in Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, Information Resources Maagement Association (USA), , no. Chapter 5 (July): 64–76.