David Roach

Assistant Professor


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
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Commercialization
  • Product development
  • Biomedical


  • PhD, MBA, BEng (Dalhousie)

Current Teaching

  • BMNG 5310  Entrepreneurship and the Business of Medical Technology I
  • BMNG 5320  Entrepreneurship and the Business of Medical Technology II
  • BUSI 6002    New Venture Creation
  • BUSI 6007    Innovation Management
  • BUSI 6523    Information Technology Project Management
  • ECMM 6022   IT Project Management
  • ECMM 6024   New Venture Creation
  • JOUR 6903   New Venture Creation

Research Interests

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

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2016  Honourable mention, Innovation track, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference, Edmonton
  • 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

  • Effectuation, innovation and performance in SMEs: An empirical study  Roach, D.C., Ryman, J. & Makani, J. European Journal of Innovation Management 19(2)  (2016)
  • 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)
  • The impact of product management on SME firm performance: Evidence from Canadian firms  Roach, D.C.  Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 18(4)  (2011)
  • The impact of product management on SME firm performance  Roach, D.C.  Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship 13(1)  (2011)
  • US Patent 7,327,273  Fluid Monitoring Device  Hung, O., Gregson, P. & Roach, D.  (2008)