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David M. Flynn

Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship


Degrees

PHD, 1979, Univ Mass Amherst; MBA, 1974, Univ Mass Amherst; BA, 1973, Univ Mass Amherst


Bio

Dr. Flynn received a B.A. in Business, Society and the Individual, in the Bachelor degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) from the University of Massachusetts. As an undergraduate, he received a grant from his department for a marketing research project conducted in Western Europe. Dr. Flynn later received an M.B.A. (concentration in marketing research) and Ph.D. in International Business, also from the University of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society.

He also teaches as a visiting Lingnan Professor at Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen in Guangzhou, China. Previously, he taught at the State University of New York at Albany and Bernard M. Baruch College of The City University of New York.

Dr. Flynn's research has included the effects of federal, state and local initiatives on new business development. While at the State University of New York at Albany, Dr. Flynn received a grant from the Commerce Department of the State of New York and developed a strategic plan for the capitol district.

Dr. Flynn has published papers on science policy and innovation in Japan and the United States, the strategic use of Chapter XI for organizational survival, regional economic development and entrepreneurship in China and other Asian countries, training cultures in Asian organizations, effective information processing in strategic planning, the critical relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, sponsorship and its effects on new business survival, comparative corporate governance in Asia, U.S. and Europe, and the importance of networks, i.e. guanxi, for entrepreneurs in China, and crisis management.

Dr. Flynn is a member of the United States-China Committee on Foreign Relations; the Academy of Management; the Association for Asian Studies; the Academy of International Business; the Academy of International Management, Cultures, and Transdisciplinary Studies (based in Japan); and the Association for Japanese Studies. In addition, he is a member of the University Seminar on Modern Japan and the China: International Business Seminar at Columbia University and the Hong Kong Association.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
IMS 180 BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY Undergraduate
MGT 171 INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC MGT Undergraduate
MGT 190 HONORS ESSAY Undergraduate
MGT 231 SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MGMT Graduate
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