Michael Roach, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Strategy
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
michael.roach at duke.edu
Sauermann, H. and Roach, M. 2014 “Not All Scientists Pay to be Scientists: PhDs’ Preferences for Publishing in Industrial Employment” Research Policy, 43(1), 32-47. Winner of Best Young Scholar Paper Award DRUID Summer Conference 2011.
Sauermann, H. & Roach, M. 2012 “Science PhD Career Preferences: Levels, Changes, and Advisor Encouragement,” PLoS ONE 7(5). (Public Library of Science is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal for scientific research. The findings of this article have been featured in Science and Nature.)
PAPERS UNDER REVIEW & WORKING PAPERS
Roach, M. “When Do Firms Use Academic Research? Firm Orientation in the Sourcing of External Knowledge for Innovation” (revise & resubmit at Strategic Management Journal)
Roach, M. “When (and What) Do Firms Patent? Evidence on Patentability and the Decision to Patent at the Firm Level” (in preparation for submission to Strategic Management Journal)
Sauermann, H. & Roach, M. “Taste for Science, Taste for Commercialization, and Hybrid Scientists”
AWARDS, HONORS AND GRANTS
Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research, 2012-2014, $40,000
National Science Foundation (SciSIP), “The Initial Career Transitions of Science & Engineering PhDs,” with Henry Sauermann, 2013-2015, $285,238 (NSF-1262270)
National Science Foundation (SciSIP), “The Evolving University Research Enterprise,” with Maryann Feldman and Janet Bercovitz, 2012-2014, $389,698 (NSF-1158755)
Best Young Scholar Paper Award, DRUID Summer Conference 2011 (with Henry Sauermann)
UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Faculty “All Star” Teaching Award 2011
Georgia Research Alliance/Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation “Knowledge Flows under the Microscope: The Transition of Science & Engineering PhDs to Startups and Established Firms,” 2009-2010, $16,000 (with Henry Sauermann)
John W. Hartman Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprises, Duke University, 2005-2006, $11,000 (with Wes Cohen).
National Science Foundation, “The Dynamics of Online Learning Communities,” Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science & Technology (SES-0135602), 2002-2004, $72,480 (with Gerardine DeSanctis).