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Matthew Lynall

Matthew Lynall

Clinical Associate Professor of Management
Management Education


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.
  • Purdue’s NSF I-Corps program featured on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick

    Purdue is launching an I-Corps program across the state in partnership with Elevate Ventures to help early stage startups commercialize their technologies. Learn from Krannert's Matthew Lynall how this National Science Foundation program aims to boost entrepreneurship and economic development.

    Full story: Purdue’s NSF I-Corps program featured on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick

  • Purdue, Krannert School and NSF launch ‘Phase 0’ pilot program to benefit Indiana startups
    Purdue University and the Krannert School of Management will help early stage startups in Indiana commercialize their technology through the National Science Foundation’s “Phase 0” pilot program. Purdue is one four institutions that make up NSF’s Midwest Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node, which is one of seven university clusters across the country selected to pilot the new program. Under Phase 0, non-academic teams will be eligible to participate in the national I-Corps program and then receive follow-on startup and commercialization services (I-CorpsGo) as they prepare for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 submission.

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

Area(s) of Expertise

Entrepreneurial Mentors, Interdisciplinary, SBIR, Technology Commercialization