Dave Noack


EMAIL: davidnoack@weber.edu



Dave Noack joined the Weber State University faculty in 2014 and currently serves as the executive director of the Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and the Hall Endowed Chair in entrepreneurship in the Goddard School of Business & Economics. 

In addition to an MBA in entrepreneurship, Dr. Noack holds a Ph.D. in management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. 

He currently teaches courses on introduction to entrepreneurship, new venture finance, and strategic management. Dr. Noack’s research focuses on entrepreneurship and strategic management, particularly on start-up teams, new venture creation and entrepreneurial decision-making. His primary research examines how entrepreneurs and start-up teams divide ownership and the impact of such decisions on the launch and success of the new business. His research has been presented at premier management and entrepreneurship conferences around the world, as well as in the Wall Street Journal. He has also consulted with early-stage start-ups for the past thirteen years and has co-founded four new businesses, including a biotech startup focused on cancer drug and treatment development.


Ph.D., Management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship - Carson College of Business at Washington State University, 2014

MBA, Entrepreneurship - University of Louisville, 2010

BS, Journalism - Utah State University, 2007



  1. Noack, D., Miller, D., and Guidice, B. (forthcoming). The Heavy Cost of Kumbaya. Understanding the Survival Implications of Nascent Venture Ownership Structure. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 

  2. Neale, N., Sahaym, A., Noack, D., and Juasrikul, S. (forthcoming). The Kids Are All Right: Adolescent Deviance, Innovativeness, Proactiveness & Risk-Taking. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

  3. Hansen, S. D., Miller, D. R., & Noack, D. (2020). The Impact of Charismatic Leadership on Recruitment, Development and Firm Performance. Journal of Managerial Issues, 32(2).

  4. Noack, David, Miller, D., and Smith, D. (2019) Let Me Make it Up to You: Understanding the Mitigative Ability of Corporate Social Responsibility Following Product Recalls. Journal of Business Ethics, 157: 431 – 446.

  5. Hansen, S. D., Mouritsen, M., Davis, J. H., & Noack, D. (2019). Operationalizing stakeholder theory and prioritizing ethics in MBA programs: The utility of a trust approach. Business and Society Review, 124(4): 523-541.

  6. Noack, David, Miller, D., and Guidice, B. (2018) One Foot in Babylon, the Other in a Startup: The Influence of Job and Employment Alternatives on Joiner Commitment. International Journal of Entrepreneur Behavior and Research, 24(5): 1036-1060.


  1. Miller, D., Noack, D., Galloway, T., & Guidice, R. (March 2022) Message Managed: Using Pitches to Gain New Venture Legitimacy. Paper presented at National Business and Economic Society, Maui, HI. 

  2. Noack, D., Miller, D., & Guidice, R. (October 2020) An Equity Theory Perspective of Ownership Structure Splits Among New Venture Founders. Paper presented at the Southern Management Association conference.

  3. Noack, D., Miller, D., and Guidice, R. (February 2019) Utilizing Big Data to Explore Opportunity Search Behaviors and Entrepreneurship Policy Effectiveness. Paper presented at the Small Business Institute conference, Orlando, FL. 

  4. Miller, D. and Noack, D. (October 2017) Resource Acquisition, Deployment, and Development: The Impact of Dynamic Managerial Capabilities. Paper presented at Southern Management Association conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  5. Noack, D., Miller, D., and Guidice, R. (January 2017) One Foot in Babylon, the Other in a Startup: The Influence of Job and Employment Alternatives on Joiner Commitment. Paper presented at USASBE Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 

  6. Nathan N., Sahaym, A., Sakdipon, J., & Noack, D. (January 2017) The Kids Are Alright: Understanding the Effect of Adolescent Deviance and Entrepreneurship on Social Networks. Paper presented at the University of Houston-Downtown and Can Tho University 2017 Annual Conference, Can Tho, Vietnam.

  7. Miller, D. and Noack, D. (January 2016) Entrepreneurship Policy and Opportunity Search Behaviors: Using Big Data to Steer the Ship. Paper presented at USASBE Conference, San Diego, CA.