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Matthew Lynall

Matthew Lynall

Clinical Associate Professor of Management


Ph.D., Business Administration (Organizational Behavior), University of Western Ontario
M.B.A., University of Western Ontario
B.A. (Joint Honours), Engineering Science and Economics, Oxford University


Professor Lynall is the director of experiential learning and management consulting at Purdue's Krannert School of Management and a founding director of Purdue's Deliberate Innovation for Faculty (DIFF) program in Discovery Park. He has taught Master's level elective courses in competitive strategy, consulting methods, organizational change management, technology commercialization, and evidence-based entrepreneurship.

Dr. Lynall has been continuously recognized as a distinguished teacher in the Master's program and was selected as a favorite professor in the Wall Street Journal top 25 executive MBA programs in 2008. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, he taught strategy, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship at the Richard Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, and has also led corporate executive programs in business transformation and change management in England, France, Germany, Canada, and the United States. As a DIFF director, Dr. Lynall coordinates the school of management's support for entrepreneurship and technology commercialization activities across Purdue's science, engineering, and technology areas.

Before returning to academia, he was a partner and senior vice president in the entrepreneurial consulting practice of Ernst & Young. Other industry experience includes several years as managing director of a U.K. based engineered products company, and product manager and international marketing manager for a global telecommunications company.

Dr. Lynall's research is focused at the intersection of strategic management and organizational behavior and includes innovation and problem solving processes, corporate governance in early stage companies; and conflict and cooperation between venture capitalists and the management of their portfolio companies. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review and he has reviewed for the Academy of Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review.

Journal Articles

  • Lynall, M. D., Goldman, B. R., and Hillman, A. J. (2003). Board composition from adolescence to maturity: A multi-theoretic view. Academy of Management Review, vol. 28 (3), 416 - 431.

Phone: (765) 49-66321
Office: RAWL 4066

Area(s) of Expertise

Entrepreneurial Mentors, Interdisciplinary, SBIR, Technology Commercialization