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Merrick School of Business

Tigineh Mersha

Tigineh Mersha, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Management and International Business
Professor of Management

Department of Management and International Business
Office: Business Center 529
Phone: 410.837.4965
E-mail: tmersha@ubalt.edu

    Education:
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • M.B.A., University of Cincinnati
  • B.B.A., Addis Ababa University (Formerly known as Haile Selassie I University)

Tigineh Mersha is Professor of Management and chair of the Department of Management and International Business. He received his Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cincinnati. His teaching interests are in the areas of Operations Management, Service Management, and Quality and Productivity Management. His research interests include service sector management, quality and productivity improvement, and entrepreneurship and management issues in emerging nations. Dr. Mersha has published in several academic and professional journals. He also is a Fulbright Scholar and conducted his research in 2010 on social enterprise and service quality in Ethiopia.

Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapters

Mersha, T., Sriram, V., & Elliott, R. (2015). Assessing the Impact of the Third Sector: Evidence from African Social Enterprises. Routledge. 102-116.

Refereed Journal Articles

Mersha, T., Nielsen, C., Sriram, V., & Weiss, J. C. (2014). Transforming Peoples Lives: The Vehicles for Change Story. Case Research Journal. 34(1), 139-156.

Mersha, T., Sriram, V., Yeshanew, H., & Gebre, Y. (2012). Perceived Service Quality in Ethiopian Retail Banks. Thunderbird International Business Review. 54(4), pp. 551-565.

Mersha, T., Sriram, V., & Hailu, M. (2010). Nurturing Opportunity Entrepreneurs in Africa: Some Lessons from Ethiopia. Journal for Global Business Advancement. 3(2), 155-175.

Sriram, V., & Mersha, T. (2010). Stimulating Entrepreneurship in Africa. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development. 6(4), 257-272.

Mersha, T., & Sriram, V. (2009). The Impact of TQM Implementation in a Human Service Agency. International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management. 4(1), 1-19.

Conference Proceedings

Lingelbach, D., Sriram, V., Mersha, T., & Saffu, K. (2012). Financial Innovation in Desperately Poor Economies: Some Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mersha, T., Sriram, V., & . (2011). Social Entrepreneurship as a Vehicle of Social Change. Presented at the Ninth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia..

Laric, M. V., & Mersha, T. (2009). Gap Analysis as a Performance Measurement Tool in Business Incubators: Issues and Opportunities. Global Business and Technology Association..

Presentations

Sriram, V., & Mersha, T. 13th Eurasia Business and Economic Society Conference, "Fostering SME Success in Emerging Market Environments," Eurasia Business and Economic Society, Istanbul, Turkey. (2014).

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).

Mersha, T., Sriram, V., & . 10th Eurasia Business and Economic Society Conference, "Impact Assessment of Social Enterprises," Istanbul, Turkey. (2013).

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).

Sriram, V., & Mersha, T. 2012 Annual Conference, "Success Factors of African Small Business: Some exploratory Findings from Ethiopia and Ghana," International Academy of African Business and Development, El Jadida, Morocco. (2012).

Sriram, V., & Mersha, T. Ninth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy, "Skills, Resources and Entrepreneurial Performance: A Preliminary Study from Ethiopia," Ethiopian Economics Association, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (2011).

Mersha, T., Sriram, V., Yeshanew, H., & Gebre, Y. Ninth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy, "Customer Perceived Quality of Ethiopian Banks: A Preliminary Study," Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (2011).

Sriram, V., & Mersha, T. Eurasia Business and Economic Society 2009 Conference, "Entrepreneurial Drivers and Performance: An Exploratory Study," Eurasia Business and Economic Society, Istanbul, Turkey. (2009).

Sriram, V., & Mersha, T. Society for the Advancement of Management 2009 International Business Conference, "Advancing African Entrepreneurship: Nurturing Opportunity Entrepreneurs," Society for the Advancement of Management, Las Vegas, NV. (2009).

Research in Progress

"Cross-national Research on the Role of Various Factors that Impact Entrepreneurial Success" (On-Going)

"Entrepreneurial Drivers and Performance: An Exploratory Study of Urban Entrepreneurs" (Writing Results)
Empirical research on urban entrepreneurship in the US.

"Social Enterprises in Africa" (On-Going)