2013 Award Winner
Alex F. DeNoble
Alex F. DeNoble, Ph.D.
Executive Director of SDSU’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center
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. In addition to creating one of the leading university-based entrepreneurship programs in the world, he launched one of the first global collegiate business plan competitions. 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). 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.