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David Charles Lingelbach, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Office: Business Center 513
Phone: 410.837.5298


  • Ph.D., University of Exeter
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • General Course, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Bio

    Dr. Lingelbach joined the Merrick School of Business in 2010 as a professor of entrepreneurship. His work experience has spanned the globe including extensive work in Russia. His research focuses on how new organizational forms emerge in weak institutional environments; entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance in developing countries; and public-private collaboration

  • Research Interests

    How new organizational forms emerge in weak institutional environments, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance in developing countries, public-private collaboration

  • Teaching Interests

    Entrepreneurship, strategy, finance

  • Recent Publications

    Intellectual Contributions

    Book Chapters

    Lingelbach, D. (2016). Business Angels in Sub-Saharan Africa. Edward Elgar. 256-281.

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Lingelbach, D., Sriram, V., Mersha, T., & Saffu, K. (2015). The Innovation Process in Emerging Economies: An Effectuation Perspective. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 16(1), 5-17.

    Lingelbach, D. (2013). Alfa Bank: Debt Restructuring in an Era of Financial Crises. Journal of Financial Education. 39(3/4), 179-192.

    Lingelbach, D. (2013). Paradise Postponed? Venture Capital Emergence in Russia. Critical perspectives on international business. 9(1/2), 204-225.

    Conference Proceedings

    Laric, M. V., Lingelbach, D., & Pitta, D. A. (2013). Two Decades of Technological Entrepreneurship: From "Lab to Market" to an M.S. Degree in “Innovation Management and Technology Commercialization”. Western Business Management.


    Sriram, V., & Lingelbach, D. 3rd Academy of Business and Emerging Markets Conference, "Entrepreneurial Research in Emerging Markets: New Theoretical Approaches," Academy of Business and Emerging Markets, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (2017).

    Lingelbach, D., Sriram, V., Mersha, T., & Saffu, K. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, "How Does Financial Innovation Emerge in Resource-Constrained Environments?," Babson College, London, Ontario. (2014).

    Lingelbach, D., Sriram, V., Mersha, T., & Saffu, K. African Academy of Management 2nd Biennial Conference, "Creating New Mechanisms of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Action: Evidence from Uncertain Institutional Contexts," African Academy of Management, Gaborone, Botswana. (2014).

    Lingelbach, D., Mersha, T., & Sriram, V. 10th. EBES Conference, "Understanding Indigenous Financial Innovation: How does it Occur?," Eurasia Business and Economics Society, Istanbul, Turkey. (2013).

    Lingelbach, D., Murray, G., & Gilbert, E. Africa Conference, "Coproducing Venture Capital in Complex Institutional Environments: Evidence from Southern Africa," Academy of Management, Johannesburg, South Africa. (2013).

    Research in Progress

    "Entrepreneurship in Africa" (On-Going)
    Invited textbook. Proposal under review at Routledge.

    "Theory of African Entrepreneurship Versus an African Theory of Entrepreneurship" (Writing Results)