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David Foord

Assistant Professor

Management, Faculty of

Tilley Hall 342

1 506 292 7411

Dr. David Foord is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Management at the University of New Brunswick. His research experience is in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship, science and technology studies and history of science and technology. In 2021 he received the UNBSU Red Award for Teaching Excellence.

He has professional experience since 1993 in technology and innovation management. Dr. Foord has a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from the University of New Brunswick, a bachelor of laws degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts (history) from Campion College at the University of Regina.

Recent peer reviewed publications

Foord, D. (2021), Industrial Transitions in the Black: US Government-Business Relations in the Mobilization of Carbon during World War II. Enterprise & Society. Accepted.

Foord, D. (2021), Fitting places in knowledge translation: biomedical innovation in healthcare practice. Health Policy. Accepted.

Foord, D. and Kyberd, P. (2021), “The Location of innovation in the i-Limb, 1960-2010. Prometheus. Accepted.

Foord, D., Kealey, H and McLaughlin, J. (2021). New Brunswick: Beyond the family compact. In Castle, D. & Phillips, P. Science and Innovation Policy in the Provinces. University of Toronto Press.

Tantawy, M., Herbert, K., McNally, J. J., Mengel, T., Piperopoulos, P., & Foord, D. (2021). Bringing creativity back to entrepreneurship education: Creative self-efficacy, creative process engagement, and entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 15, e00239.

Foord, D., (2020), Changes in technologies and meaning of upper limb prosthetics: Part I - From Ancient Egypt to Early Modern Europe. Myoelectric Controls Symposium, 2020.

Venugopal, A., Foord, D., & Singaram, M. (2020). Lifting the lid off the toilet—Understanding the Indian context and a case on Samagra Empowerment Foundation.” In Socio-Tech Innovation (pp. 179-202). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland.

Foord, D., & McLaughlin, J. D. (2019). Embedded research in energy innovation: An examination of cases and theories of knowledge creation for power generation and lighting technologies. Energy Research & Social Science, 56, 101211.

Recent peer reviewed presentations

October 5-8, 2021, “Unsustainable homes: Residential energy efficiency programs in Canada, 1970-2020”, International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2021, Karlsruhe, Germany.

July 29-August 4, 2021, “Industrial transitions in the black: US innovation and scale-up of carbon production, 1864 to 1975”, 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

July 29-August 4, 2021, “Fitting places into knowledge translation: biomedical knowledge production and innovation in healthcare practice”, 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

August 7-11, 2020, “Public purchase: An examination of US World War II synthetic rubber and carbon black programs for rapid electric power system decarbonization”, 80th Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.

August 18-21, 2020, “Public counting and social change: An examination of knowledge production and naturalization of environmental footprints”. IST2020 (11th International Sustainability Transition conference). Track: Transitions in Practice and Everyday Life.

August 18-21, 2020, "Mobilization models for rapid electric power system decarbonization.” IST2020 (11th International Sustainability Transition conference). Track: Power, Agency, and Politics in Transitions.

August 10, 2019: “Lifting the lid off the toilet-Understanding the Indian context and a case on Samagra Empowerment Foundation”, AOM 2019, “Understanding the Inclusive Organization”, 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

May 11, 2019: “Postmodern architecture and knowledge creation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1954 to 2018”, 2019 Qualitative Analysis Conference, Fredericton, NB

June 12, 2018: “Location and technology: An examination of cases and theories of invention, development and innovation of power generation and lighting technologies,” 9th International Sustainability Transition Conference, Manchester, UK.

UNB academic affiliations

  • Member, Emera and NB Power Research Centre
  • Member, Graduate School, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Member, Interdisciplinary Studies Advisory Group
  • Graduate School Teaching Associate, School of Graduate Studies
  • Affiliated Member, Canadian Institute of Cybersecurity