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Dave Valliere

Dr. Dave Valliere

DepartmentEntrepreneurship & Strategy
EducationBASc, MEng, MBA, PhD
OfficeTRS 1-087
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 557603


Dr. Dave Valliere is a professor of entrepreneurship and business strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and the Founder 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. 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, Incubators and Venture Finance, Culture and Cognitive Psychology of Entrepreneurship.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journals
Nicholls-Nixon, C., Valliere, D., Gedeon, S.A. and Wise, S. (2020) “Entrepreneurial ecosystems and the lifecycle of university business incubators: an integrative case study”, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 17(2):809-837
Valliere, D. and Hassannezhad, Z. (2019) “Mindfulness, creativity, and novelty production of entrepreneurs”, Kindai Management Review, 7: 20-28.
Valliere, D. (2017) “Belief patterns of entrepreneurship: exploring cross-cultural logics”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 23(2): 245-266.
Valliere, D. (2017) “Multidimensional entrepreneurial intent: an internationally validated measurement approach”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 23(1), 59-77
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., (2013) “Towards a schematic theory of entrepreneurial alertness”, Journal of Business Venturing, 28(3): 430-432.
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.
Undergraduate courses:
Course code Course title
ENT 511
Funding New Ventures
ENT 526
Entrepreneurial Behaviours
ENT 527
Theories in Entrepreneurship
ENT 727
Independent Research
ENT 730 Entrepreneurial Organizational Appraisal 1
ENT 830 Entrepreneurial Organizational Appraisal 2
BUS 800
Business Strategy
GMS 200
Introduction to Global Management
Graduate courses:
Course code Course title
DG8004 Digital Medial Entrepreneurship
MT8215 Finance and Technology Valuation
MT8601 Research and Communication for Startups
MT8809 Venture Planning and Finance
MT8810 Product Development and Commercialization
MT8811 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Honour / Award
2018 Best Paper Award, ICCI, Osaka
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, Profit and Canadian Business.