Tigineh Mersha, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Department of Management and International Business
Office: Business Center 529
- 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.
His research interests include service sector management, quality and productivity improvement, entrepreneurship and management issues in emerging nations. Dr. Mersha has published in several academic and professional journals.
Dr. Mersha teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of Operations Management, Service Management, and Quality and Productivity Management.
Sriram, V., Lingelbach, D., Mersha, T., & Manu, F. (2021). Entrepreneurship in Africa: Context and Perspectives. Routledge.
Refereed Journal Articles
Mersha, T., & Sriram, V. (2019). Gender, Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Success: Evidence from Ethiopia. Thunderbird International Business Review. 61(2), 157-167.
Sriram, V., & Mersha, T. (2017). Entrepreneurial Drivers and Performance: An Exploratory Study of Urban Minority and Women Entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 31(4), 515-533.
Sriram, V., & Mersha, T. International Council for Small Business World Congress, "An Integrated Framework for Measuring Social Enterprise Impact," International Council for Small Business, Cairo, Egypt. (2019).
Sriram, V., & Mersha, T. 4th. Academy of Business and Emerging Markets Conference, "Gender and Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia," ABEM, Manila, Philippines. (2018).
Mersha, T., & Sriram, V. 3rd Academy of Business and Emerging Markets Conference, "The Implications of Increasing Operations Management Content in Entrepreneurship Training in Africa," Academy of Business and Emerging Markets, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (2017).
Research in Progress
"Cross-national Research on the Role of Various Factors that Impact Entrepreneurial Success" (On-Going)
"Entrepreneurship in Africa" (On-Going)
Editing a series of scholarly work on entrepreneurship in Africa. Several books have been published and have been approved for publication.
"Social Enterprise Impact Assessment" (On-Going)
Developing a framework and hypotheses regarding social enterprise performance assessment. Paper ready for journal submission.