Faculty & Research
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Publications in 2022
Best MBA Classroom Experience, Princeton Review, 2022
Rice Business Wisdom
Rice Business Wisdom is our online ideas magazine that features faculty research.
Based on research by Professor Vikas Mittal
Based on research by Professor Michelle "Mikki" Hebl
Based on research by Professor Siyu Yu
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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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
"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
A recent study co-authored by Rice Business Professor Jing Zhou found that offering workers a choice of what type of reward they would like for offering good suggestions increased the volume of submissions and their creativity too.
Rice Business Professor Siyu Yu and her team found that people who accurately gauge team influencers possess “status acuity,” a skill that can reduce group conflict and improve team performance.
Building strategic alignment across an organization is always challenging, but a large gap between actual and perceived alignment makes it that much harder to get on the same page and implement a strategy effectively.