David J. Finch

David J. Finch holds a PhD in management and is an active educator, scholar and practitioner. He currently holds several academic appointments including Associate Professor at Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business in Calgary, a Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School at the University of Reading (UK) and an Adjunct at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph. Dr. Finch is also the Associate Director of the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal. Dr. Finch has authored over 50 scholarly papers and published in journals such as the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Sport Management and the Corporate Reputation Review. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Finch held progressively senior roles in areas of corporate strategy in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. with Bell Canada Enterprises, Rogers Communications and Harris Corporation and he was a founding partner of T1 Agency.

Publications

International Journal of eSports Multidisciplinary Research (IJEMR)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Sang Nam. Est. 2022.
The International Journal of eSports Multidisciplinary Research (IJEMR) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share leading-edge knowledge in eSports. IJEMR is a...
Understanding the Active Economy and Emerging Research on the Value of Sports, Recreation, and Wellness
David J. Finch, David Legg. © 2021. 312 pages.
The active economy incorporates several disciplines that include sport performance, sport business, recreation, tourism, physical activity, urban planning, leisure, and health...
Bridging the Gap Between Marketing Education and the Marketing Profession: Applying an Integrated Dynamics Capabilities View of New Graduate Employability
David J. Finch, Sharon McIntyre. © 2021. 13 pages.
Professionals and scholars have discussed the unprecedented pace of change currently experienced by businesses. The dynamics facing business today offer rich insight into the...
A New Lens: Envisioning an Active Economy
David J. Finch, David Legg, Norm O'Reilly, Jason Ribeiro, Trevor Tombe. © 2021. 17 pages.
In the past 20 years, the creative economy has emerged as a framework to explore creativity as an ecosystem with direct and indirect value. The creative economy lens does not...
Mapping the Active Economy to Community Value
David J. Finch, David Legg, Norm O'Reilly, Jason Ribeiro, Trevor Tombe. © 2021. 22 pages.
This chapter will deconstruct the value chain located within the active economy. This value chain includes community input resources (including human, economic...
Implications and Impacts of eSports on Business and Society: Emerging Research and Opportunities
David J. Finch, Norm O'Reilly, Gashaw Abeza, Brad Clark, David Legg. © 2020. 185 pages.
The global gaming market, due to numerous technological advancements in social media networking and live-streaming video, has exploded in recent years. However, this newly...
Bridging the Gap Between Marketing Education and the Marketing Profession: Applying an Integrated Dynamics Capabilities View of New Graduate Employability
David J. Finch, Sharon McIntyre. © 2019. 16 pages.
Professionals and scholars have discussed the unprecedented pace of change currently experienced by businesses. The dynamics facing business today offer rich insight into the...