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Matthew Lynall

Matthew Lynall

Clinical Professor of Management
Strategic 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 Avrum and Joyce Gray Director of the Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. He is also the Co-PI and Director for the NSF I-Corps Hub, Great Lakers Region in collaboration with the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Minnesota. The focus of his work at Purdue, the Midwest, and nationally is working with faculty and graduate researchers to translate their research into practice through commercialization. He has taught graduate 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 has been selected as a favorite professor in the Wall Street Journal top 25 executive MBA programs. 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. 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.

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    Innovation Impact

    Purdue University and the Krannert School of Management are helping early stage startups in Indiana navigate the “valley of death” to commercialize their technology through the National Science Foundation’s “Phase 0” pilot program for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node.

    Full story: Innovation Impact

  • A more personalized approach to improving customer experiences

    Krannert's Matthew Lynall is part of Purdue team that helped a startup receive support from the National Science Foundation for a customer analysis tool that could bring a “personalized” experience to shopping, traveling and other consumer activities.

    Full story: A more personalized approach to improving customer experiences

  • Krannert-led Purdue I-Corps program guides entrepreneurs from good ideas to great, market-ready innovations
    Shruthi Suresh and Ting Zhang, two Purdue University doctoral students, thought they had a great idea to help blind and visually impaired people. The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program at Purdue directed by Krannert faculty member Matthew Lynall helped them come up with an even better idea to launch a startup moving their innovation into the public.
  • Krannert's Matthew Lynall says I-Corps and a culture of collaboration at Purdue are key to commercial success
    At its new I-Corps Site, led by Krannert School of Management Professor Matthew Lynall, Purdue University is proving that the only way forward is together. In the last four years, collaborative work with the National Science Foundation, other state institutions and external local and national commercial stakeholders and communities has led to the creation of over 100 new scientific entrepreneurial start-ups. The innovation pipeline at Purdue is thriving in this culture of collaboration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Phone: (765) 496-6321
Office: MRGN 120H

Area(s) of Expertise

Entrepreneurial Mentors, Interdisciplinary, SBIR, Technology Commercialization