Alex DeNoble, Ph.D

Dr. Prof. Display Name, Ph.D., M.D.
  • Professor/Director of Lavin Entrepreneurship Center - Management


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.

His other professional activities encompass both executive training and strategic consulting. Recent assignments have included business plan development consulting for new and existing entrepreneurial firms, market research and analysis for technology-based companies and entrepreneurship training for Taiwanese, German, Russian, Japanese, Mexican, Middle Eastern and U.S. executives. Over the past several years, he has conducted training programs or consulted with such companies as Siemens Corporation, QUALCOMM, Delta Electronics (Taiwan), the U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, Banco Nacional de Commercio Exterior (the National Export Bank of Mexico), NEC Electronics USA, Shell Technology Ventures, and Orincon Technologies (now a part of Lockheed Martin). Dr. DeNoble is the recipient of several awards including the 2008 Monty Award from SDSU for Outstanding Faculty Contributions, 2004 Educator of the Year award from San Diego’s T-Sector Magazine; the 2001 Gloria and Edwin Appel Award from the Price-Babson Fellows program for excellence in entrepreneurship education, and the 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Dr. Chang is active and productive in research. She has studied issues in auditing, accounting and information systems to investigate information processing of experts, and cross-cultural issues related to professional judgments and decisions in auditing and managerial accounting. Her studies have been published in Abacus, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Data Base, the International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Accounting Literature, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Review of Business Information Systems, etc. In addition, she has presented many papers at national and international meetings of major associations and institutions. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polythenic
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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