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David Blum, DBA, MBA

Hello. My name is David Blum, DBA. I have been a dissertation chair for approximately four years. I hold a Doctor of Business Administration from Walden University. In addition, I hold a MBA in Sustainable Business from Marylhurst University and a BA in History from Bellarmine University. My research focus is on venture capital and renewable energy. Scholarly activities include: Venture capital best practice strategies to reduce economic uncertainty in biofuel investing, Factors contributing to independent venture capital successful exits, Exploring gender disparity in U.S. based venture capital firms, and Exploring Israeli venture capital investing in renewable energy. I am a peer reviewer for two journals focused on finance, business administration, and accounting.

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Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
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American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies