Michael Roach, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Strategy
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
michael.roach at duke.edu
(919) 660-7998

Curriculum Vitae







Roach, M. & Sauermann, H. 2014 “Founder or Joiner? The Role of Preferences and Context in Shaping Different Entrepreneurial Interests” (conditional accept at Management Science)

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.

Roach, M. & Cohen, W. 2013 “Lens or Prism? An Assessment of Patent Citations as a Measure of Knowledge Flows from Public Research,”  Management Science, 59(2), 504-525.

Sauermann, H. & Roach, M. 2013 “Increasing Web Survey Response Rates in Innovation Research: An Experimental Study of Static and Dynamic Contact Design Features,” Research Policy, 42 (1), 273-286.

Sauermann, H. & Roach, M. 2012 “Science PhD Career Preferences: Levels, Changes, and Advisor Encouragement,” PLoS ONE 7(5).

Roach, M. & Sauermann, H. 2010 “A Taste for Science? PhD Scientist’s Academic Orientation and Self-Selection into Research Careers in Industry,” Research Policy, 39 (3), 422-434.



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”



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).


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