David Roach

Associate Professor

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Email: David.Roach@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-8033
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, Rowe 4116
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

 
Research Topics:
  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Product development and commercialization
  • Biomedical technologies (MedTech)

Education

  • PhD, MBA, BEng (Dalhousie)

Current Teaching

Research Interests

Dr Roach's research interests include innovation and product management capabilities of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Biomedical Technologies (MedTech) firms are of particular interest

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2017  Winner of the Emerald Literati Network award for best paper in the European Journal of Innovation Management
  • 2017  Best paper, Networks and Innovation track, Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship conference, Manchester, UK
  • 2014  Best paper, Networks and Innovation track, Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship conference, Manchester, UK
  • 2009  2nd Year MBA Professor of the Year – Dalhousie MBA Society

Selected Publications

  • Is it time to reassess the front-end innovation approach? Roach, D.C. IEEE Engineering Management Review, 48(1), 10-13 (2020)  DOI: 10.1109/EMR.2020.2964741
  • Validation and optimization of a membrane system for carbon dioxide removal in anesthesia circuits under realistic patient scenarios. Wilfart, F.M., McNeil, M.V., Haelssig, J.B., Hanafi, H., Roach, D.C., Maksym, G. & Schmidt, M.K. Journal of Membrane Science 601, 117887 (2020)  DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2020.117887
  • Enhancing innovativeness: The role of dynamic marketing capabilities. Roach, D., Ryman, J., Jones, R., & Ryman, H. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 35(4), 563-576 (2018)  DOI: 10.1002/cjas.1473 Nominated for the 2018 best paper award.
  • Effectuation, innovation and performance in SMEs: An empirical study  Roach, D.C., Ryman, J. & Makani, J. European Journal of Innovation Management 19(2)  (2016) DOI: 10.1108/EJIM-12-2014-0119, Winner of the 2017 Emerald Literati Network, Awards for Excellence
  • Culture, conduct and innovation: A deconstruction of market orientation  Roach, D.C., Ryman, J. & White, J. Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship 16(2)  (2014) DOI: 10.1108/JRME-01-2014-0002

Patents

  • US PATENT 10076620 B2, Anesthetic circuit having a hollow fiber membrane. Schmidt, Klaus, Michael; Roach, David, Cecil; Wilfart, Florentin, Michael. Granted: 2018
  • EUROPEAN PATENT WO EP2934645B1, An anesthetic circuit having a hollow fiber membrane. Schmidt, Klaus, Michael; Roach, David, Cecil; Wilfart, Florentin, Michael. Granted: 2019
  • US Patent 7,327,273  Fluid Monitoring Device.  Orlando Hung, Peter Gregson, David Roach. Granted: 2008