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Faculty & Research

Learn from faculty who are known around the world for their academic and research achievements. And for their open doors. With average class sizes of about 40, your professors will know your name and be invested in you, your success and your future.

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Publications in 2020


Best MBA Classroom Experience, Princeton Review, 2022

Rice Business Wisdom

Rice Business Wisdom is our online ideas magazine that features faculty research.


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Marketing | Peer-Reviewed Research
Why You Should Know The Varieties of Customer Engagement Types

Based on research by Professor Vikas Mittal

Classic Instruments
Data Analysis | Peer-Reviewed Research
Revisiting The Merits Of Nondigital Data Collecting

Based on research by Professor Michelle "Mikki" Hebl

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Organizational Behavior | Peer-Reviewed Research
Time To Rethink Social Climbers

Based on research by Professor Siyu Yu

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Faculty contributions in research, teaching and service are critical to fulfilling the Rice Business mission. Our faculty are recognized for their scholarship across 11 academic fields.

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Anastasiya Zavyalova
Anastasiya Zavyalova Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Why Teach At Rice

"Beyond providing an academically stimulating environment, Rice Business has created a supportive atmosphere where I am free to pursue my research projects, share my ideas with colleagues and students, and engage with the business community."

Faculty Teaching Awards

Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie Johnson Assistant Professor of Finance

Featured Research

"Borrowing money can improve a person’s life in many ways, whether it’s being used to fund an education, start a business or buy a house. But there are also concerns about predatory lending and the implications for financial stability. This has led to regulations that restrict how much money people can borrow. I hope my research will be useful for evaluating and improving these policies."

Faculty in the Media

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In The Media

During 2017-21, Fortune 1000 companies paid senior executives more than $180 billion to develop and execute strategy. But execution requires that senior executives come to agreement on that strategy, and our research shows that this doesn’t always happen. Rice Business professor Vikas Mittal explains.

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In The Media

What matters more when investing in a startup? Expertise or self-presentation? Research from Rice Business professor Alessandro Piazza, doctoral candidate Sung Hun (Brian) Chung, and Daniel Reese provides an analysis of more than 4,000 firms, their founders, and their funders.

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In The Media

Rice Business professor Scott Sonenshein was recently featured on the Dare to Lead podcast with Brene Brown. They discussed the pandemic, the racial reckoning, and work—specifically, what it means for people going to the office for the first time, or staying hybrid, or working from home.