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Dave Valliere

Valliere, Dave


Associate Professor


BASc, MEng, PhD




416-979-5000 X 7603

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Dave Valliere

Director, Entrepreneurship Research Institute

Dr. Dave Valliere is a professor of entrepreneurship and business strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Research Institute at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Valliere teaches award-winning courses in technology commercialization, business model development, and entrepreneurial finance. He is currently leading a twelve-country international research program to investigate the social and cultural determinants of entrepreneurial intent. His research is published in high-quality journals like Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and Venture Capital. Prior to joining academia he has worked as a software and telecom engineer, an entrepreneur, a corporate executive, a commercial banker, and a venture capitalist. With over 30 years of experience in industry, and graduate degrees in both business and engineering, Dr. Valliere brings a very broad perspective to the challenges of funding the launch and growth of technology-based new ventures.



Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Venture Finance.

Research and Professional Contributions

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Valliere, D., (2013) “Towards a schematic theory of entrepreneurial alertness”, Journal of Business Venturing, 28(3): 430-432.
Valliere, D., (2015) “Entrepreneurial sensegiving and the attention contract”, International Entrepreneurial Management Journal, 11(1): 77-94.
Valliere, D., (2014) “Entrepreneurial desirability and intent among youth in Bhutan”, Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 8(1): 65-78.
Wise, S. and Valliere, D., (2014) “The impact on management experience on the performance of startups within accelerators”, Journal of Private Equity, 18(1): 1-11.
Valliere, D., Gedeon, S. and Wise, S., (2014) “A comprehensive framework for entrepreneurship education”, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 26(1): 89-120.
Valliere, D., (2014) “Culture, values, and entrepreneurial motivation in Bhutan”, Journal of Enterprising Communities, 8(2): 126-146.
Valliere, D. and Gegenhuber, T., (2014) “Entrepreneurial remixing: bricolage and postmodern resources”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 15(1): 5-15.
Valliere, D., (2013) “Entrepreneurial alertness and paying attention”, Journal of Enterprising Culture, 21(1): 1-17.
Valliere, D. and Gegenhuber, T., (2013) “Deliberative attention management”, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 62(2): 130-155.
Valliere, D. and Hrelja, M., (2011) “Entrepreneurs and the emergence of new industry structures”, Studies in Emergent Order, 4: 105-132.
Valliere, D., (2011) “Venture capitalist signaling of screening skill”, Journal of Private Equity, 13(2): 1-15.
Valliere, D. and Peterson, R. (2009) “Entrepreneurship and economic growth: evidence from emerging and developed countries”, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 21(5/6): 459-480.

Selected Conferences and Invited Talks:

“VC from the Inside”, IIT-Madras, Chennai IN, 2015.
“Educating Entrepreneurs”, National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Noida IN, 2015.
“Mathematical models in entrepreneurship research”, African Institute of Mathematical Science, Limbe CM, 2014.
Valliere, D., “An effectuation measure of entrepreneurial intent”, IICIES 6, Denpasar, 2014.
Valliere D., “Entrepreneurial alertness: turning innovation into economic benefit”, ICEIRD, Ohrid, 2011.

Selected Other Reports:

Davis, C., Valliere, D., Lin, H. and Wolff, N. (2014) “Driving wealth creation & social development in Ontario: 2013 GEM Ontario report”, Global Entrepreneurship Research Association, London UK, The Centre for Innovation Studies, Calgary, Entrepreneurship Research Institute, Toronto.
Valliere, D. (2012) “Entrepreneurial Bhutan: creating an entrepreneurial culture and supporting ecosystem in the Kingdom of Bhutan”, Entrepreneurship Research Institute report #2012-37-1, Ryerson University, Toronto.

Graduate Courses:

MT8215 Finance and Technology Valuation
MT8809 Venture Planning and Finance
MT8810 Product Development and Commercialization

Undergraduate Courses:

ENT526 Entrepreneurial Behaviours
ENT527 Studies in Entrepreneurship
ENT727 Independent Research
ENT730 Entrepreneurial Organizational Appraisal 1
ENT830 Entrepreneurial Organizational Appraisal 2
BUS800 Business Strategy
GMS200 Introduction to Management
Honours & Awards
2014 Best Paper Award, 6th IICIES Conference, 2014
2014 Senior Award, Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University
2012 Dean’s Scholarly Research and Creative Award, Ryerson University
2010 Dean’s Teaching Award, Ryerson University
2004 Best New Researcher Award, TRSBM, Ryerson University
2002 Seymour Schulich Award for Teaching Excellence, York University
Research Funding
2014 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Research Partnership Development
2014 TRSM, Internal Research Grant
2012 FedDev, GEI Program co-investigator
2004, TRSM, Internal Research Grant
Frequent media commentator on CBC, CTV, CP24, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Business

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