University of Calgary

Alice de Koning

  • Senior Instructor
  • Area Chair - Bus Environ/E & In
  • Faculty [ENTI]
  • Faculty [SGMA]


  • PhD, INSEAD, 1999
  • MBA, with Distinction, University of Western Ontario, 1991
  • BA, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, 1983


Alice de Koning, PhD, is Senior Instructor for entrepreneurship and strategy at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Her research considers how social and institutional contexts affect entrepreneurial cognition and opportunity recognition.  Her current projects include metaphors for entrepreneurship in public discourse, how Champagne World Fairs created entrepreneurial-driven growth in 12th century Europe, how governance structures can impact employee-driven innovations, and the impact of experiential learning methodologies.  Alice graduated from INSEAD (PhD) 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. 


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