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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, 2020

Rice Business Wisdom

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


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Strategy | Peer-Reviewed Research
Do Leaders With Distinctive Names Run Distinctive Businesses?

Based on research by Professor Yan "Anthea" Zhang

Investing | Peer-Reviewed Research
Companies Whose Earnings Are Out Of Sync With The Rest Of Their Industry Are More Likely To Misreport Them

Based on research by Professors Brian R. Rountree and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan

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Organizational Behavior | Peer-Reviewed Research
Why Famous Friends Don’t Always Help

Based on research by Professor Alessandro Piazza

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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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Annie 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