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Alex DeNoble

Alex DeNoble, Ph.D

Director of Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, Professor

Lavin Entrepreneurship Center,Management Department


Alex F. DeNoble is a Professor in the Management Department in the College of Business at San Diego State University (SDSU). He is also Executive Director of SDSU’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. His primary areas of expertise include entrepreneurship and corporate innovation, technology commercialization and strategic management. He has conducted research in these areas and has taught related classes in the University's undergraduate, graduate and executive MBA programs. He has published articles in such journals as the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of High Technology Management Research, the Journal of Technology Transfer, International Marketing Review, and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice.

Interests: Corporate Responsibility  Investments (Investor Relations)  Business (Small)  Technology (Commercialization)  Entrepreneurship 

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
  • Ahsan, M., Zheng, C., DeNoble, A. F., Musteen, M. (2018). From Student to Entrepreneur: How Mentorships and Affect Influence Student Venture Launch. Journal of Small Business Management, 56(1), 76-102.
  • Zheng, C., Ahsan, M., DeNoble, A. F. (2017). How do Novice and Expert Entrepreneurs Develop Resource Networks?. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • Ahsan, M., DeNoble, A. F. (in press). Ties that Bind: Active and Latent Networks of Expert and Novice New Venture. Academy of Management Conference.
  • Ahsan, M., DeNoble, A., Musteen, M., Zheng, C. (2015) Nascent Networks in Embryonic Firms: Factors Influencing Network Development and Success. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Boston, MA (Presenter)
  • DeNoble, A. (2014). How to Design a Triple Bottom Line Organization: A Start-Up Case Study. Journal of Organization Design, Vol. 3 (2). http://ssrn.com/abstract=2489905
  • Galbraith, C., McKinney, B. C., DeNoble, A., Ehrlich, S. (2014). The Impact of Presentation Form, Entrepreneurial Passion, and Perceived Preparedness on Obtaining Grant Funding. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Vol. 28 (2), 222 - 248. http://jbt.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/12/15/1050651913513902.full.pdf+html
  • Galbraith, C., DeNoble, A., Ehrlich, S., Horowitz, A. (2013). Presenter passion and presentation design on reviewer assessment and subsequent success: An empirical study of high technology proposal and business plan presentations. The Journal of High Technology Management Research, Vol. 24 (1), 53 - 63. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1047831013000047
  • Ehrlich, S., DeNoble, A., Galbraith, C. (2012). Predicting the Commercialization Progress of Early Stage Technologies: An Ex-Ante Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 59 (2), 213-225.
  • Antoncic, B., Bratkovic, T., DeNoble, A., Singh, G. (2012). The big five personality factors, gender, and entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business Management.
  • Ehrlich, S., DeNoble, A., Galbraith, C. (2010). The use and content of formal rating systems in Angel Group investment initial screening stages. Journal of Small Business Strategy.
  • Ehrlich, S., DeNoble, A., Galbraith, C., Mesmer-Magnus, J. (2010). Review panel consensus and post-decision technology performance: A study of prediction accuracy. Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 35, 253-281.
  • Singh, G., Saghafi, M., DeNoble, A., Ehrlich, S. (2010). Perceptions of Self-Employment Among Mid-Career Executives in the People’s Republic of China. Journal of Career Assessment, Vol. 18 (4), 393-408.
  • DeNoble, A., Galbraith, C., Rodriguez, C. (2008). SME Competitive Strategy and Location Behavior: The Case of High Technology Manufacturing. Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 46 (2), 183-202.
  • Ehrlich, S., DeNoble, A., Galbraith, C., Kline, D. (2007). Can Experts Really Assess Future Technology Success? A Neural Network and Bayesian Analysis of Early Stage Technology Proposals. Journal of High Technology Management Research, Vol. 17, 125-137.
  • DeNoble, A., Galbraith, C., Ehrlich, S. (2007). Predicting Technology Success: Identifying Key Predictors and Assessing Expert Evaluation for Advanced Technologies. Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 32 (1), 673-684.
  • DeNoble, A., Galbraith, C., Singh, G., Stiles, C. (2007). Market Justice, Religious Orientation, and Entrepreneurial Attitudes: An Empirical Study. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 1 (2), 121-134.

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