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David Blum

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Degree Program Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Dr. David Blum’s formal training is in business administration. Dr. Blum has been mentoring doctoral students for four years and has been teaching specialization courses in accounting, finance, and energy management for eight years. At Walden, Dr Blum serves as a dissertation chair, committee member, and university research reviewer and teaches Principles of Sustainability (DDBA8522). Dr. Blum has served on numerous doctoral student dissertation committees.

Dr. Blum’s research interests are focused on venture capital, investing, renewable energy, and sustainable business issues. Dr. Blum has been an entrepreneur in the technology, sustainable business practices, real estate, and consulting fields intertwined with 30 plus years of financial and managerial accounting experience. Dr. Blum has published eight peer reviewed articles since graduating from the Walden DBA program in 2013 as well as have written two books.

Courses Taught

DDBA 8100/8101 - Doctoral Study Mentoring

DDBA 9000/9001 - Doctoral Study Completion

DDBA 8515 - Energy Production Analysis

DDBA 8525 - Energy Delivery Analysis


DBA, Walden University

MBA, Marylhurst University

BA, Bellarmine University

Awards / Honors

2014 Walden University Presidential Alumni Researc, Walden University, 2016


Blum, D. A. (2014). A venture capital handbook: Best practice strategies for investing in microalgae biodiesel.

Blum, D. A. (2018). Abusive Supervision Detection as Part of Venture Capital Due Diligence of Management. International Journal of Applied Management and Technology.

Blum, D. A. (2015). Exploring gender disparity in U.S. based venture capital firms.. Journal of Diversity Management.

Blum, D. A. (2018). Experiences of grade inflation at an online university in the United States: An autoethnography. . The Qualitative Report.

Blum, D. A. (2015). Exploring Israeli venture capital investing in renewable energy. Journal of International Energy Policy.

Blum, D. A. (2014). Venture capital best practice strategies to reduce economic uncertainty in biofuel investing. Journal of International Energy Policy.

Taylor, E. J., Blum, D. A. (2014). How to collect rent and other adventures in property management.

Blum, D. A. (2017). Nine potential solutions to abate grade inflation at regionally accredited online U.S. universities: An intrinsic case study. The Qualitative Report.

Taylor, E. J., Blum, D. A. (2008). Real life real estate investing: A practical guide for the first time investor.

Blum, D. A. (2015). Factors contributing to independent venture capital successful exits. Journal of Business and Economics Research.