Dr. Alice de Koning, MBA, MSc, PhD
Haskayne School of Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation [ENTI]
RBC Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurial Thinking
Haskayne School of Business
Haskayne School of Business, Strategy and Global Management [SGMA]
Academic Director, Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking
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Doctor of Philosophy Strategy and Entrepreneurship, INSEAD, 1999
M.B.A. International Business, University of Western Ontario, 1991
B.A. History; Christianity & Culture, University of Toronto, 1983
Alice de Koning, PhD, fills several leadership roles at Haskayne School of Business and more broadly at the University of Calgary. She has taught a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in both entrepreneurship and strategy. In addition to emphasizing the core concepts for both these disciplines, she implements a variety of experiential pedagogies in her classes. In every course, she promotes effective communication and critical thinking skills. Alice has an eclectic interest in businesses, industries, entrepreneurship, history, art, and education. Her current research projects include metaphors in public discourse of entrepreneurship, sustainable models for social enterprise, provincial regulation and recreational cannabis business, and place-based, community engaged, experiential learning pedagogies. Alice graduated from INSEAD (PhD, MSc) and the Ivey School of Business, Western University (MBA). She was previously on the faculty at Bertolon School of Business, Salem State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, and Stockholm School of Economics, and has spent time as a visiting scholar at Boston University and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Areas of Research
Entrepreneurial thought and action takes place in specific contexts of people, places, and resources. My research looks at the interactions between context and the evolution of entrepreneurial activity at the level of individuals, industries, and clusters. Current research projects include narratives and metaphors in public discourse of entrepreneurship, the role of story-telling in entrepreneurial action, sustainable models for social enterprise, provincial regulation and recreational cannabis business, and the context of pitch performances.
Place-based, community-engage, and project-based learning puts students into the context of specific places, companies, and communities, leading to deeper learning of the concepts of disciplines. As students are challenged to analyze challenges and make recommendations, they learn more about themselves and about their communities. This research area produces articles, open education resources, and workshops.
Participation in university strategic initiatives
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|MGST 615||Strategic Business Analysis|
|ENTI 401||Opportunity Identification||Fall 2023|
- McArdle, J.F., Chene, D.G., de Koning, A.J.. Journal of Taxation. (2023)
- McArdle, J.F. & de Koning, A.J.. Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy 5(1). 164-185. (2022)
- McArdle, John F. & Alice de Koning. Journal of Canadian Studies. (2021)
- McArdle, J.F. & de Koning, A.J.. Academy of Legal Studies in Business National Proceedings. (2020)
- McArdle, John F. & Alice de Koning. Management Teaching Review. (2020)
- De Koning; J. Alice. Research at the Marketing/Entrepreneurship Interface. (2000)
- De Koning, Alice, Venkat Subramanian, Eline van Poeck & Paul Verdin.. The Future of the Multinational Company. 143-153. (2004)
- De Koning, Alice, Carl Fey and Rachel Doern.. Cultural Framework and Challenges - Web Adoption and Practice. (2006)
- Drakapoulou Dodd, Sarah & Alice de Koning,. Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship,. (2015)
- Alice J.; Sumantra Ghoshal; Chris Bartlett; Christopher A. Bartlett; Verdin, Paul. INSEAD Case Publications. N/A. (2000)
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