University of Calgary

Loren Falkenberg

  • Professor
  • Associate Dean (Graduate Programs)
  • Faculty - Executive Education
  • Faculty [OBHR]

Research Interests

Strategic Research Themes:

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources:

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources


Loren Falkenberg has been a professor in the Haskayne School of Business for over 30 years. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois and her MBA is from Queen’s University. She is currently the Senior Associate Dean (Graduate and Professional Programs). She led the development of the Doctor of Business Administration and the Master of Management for the Haskayne School of Business. She is also an Academic Director for the Directors Education Program, offered through the Institute of Corporate Directors. She has facilitated strategic planning sessions for multiple organizations, and led the University of Calgary strategic planning process in 2011, and again in 2016. She received the Order of the University of Calgary for her work in the university’s strategic planning processes. She has published in academic and professional journals and won multiple research awards.

Loren’s research has been published in many leading journals, including Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management and California Management Review.  She has also written a textbook and published chapters in edited books. She is currently an editor for the Journal of Business Ethics

In addition to her academic endeavors, Loren has consulted on corporate social responsibility programs and management of ethical issues for a number of companies, and acted as a facilitator for Boards and executive teams. She has also been a regular commentator on CBC on various issues in the Canadian business environment. 

Loren has been teaching business ethics and negotiations for more than 20 years, and has developed teaching materials for these courses in the undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs. She joined the Haskayne School of Business in 1986 . Prior to joining the University of Calgary, she taught at Queen’s University and Concordia University. She holds a PhD from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Queen’s University. 

Selected publications

Peloza, J. & Falkenberg, L. (2009). The role of collaboration in achieving corporate social responsibility objectives.  California Management Review, 51(3), 95-113.

Woiceshyn, J. & Falkenberg, L. (2008). Value Creation in Knowledge-Based Firms: Aligning Problems and Resources.  Academy of Management Perspectives, 22(2), 85-99. (Nominated as one of three best papers in 2008).

Falkenberg, L.E. and Herremans, I. (1995). Ethical behaviour in organizations: Directed by the formal or informal systems? Journal of Business Ethics,14, 133-143.

Falkenberg, L.  (1990). Improving the accuracy of stereotypes within the workplace.  Journal of Management, 16(1), 111-122.

Falkenberg, L. E.  (1987). Employee exercise programs and their impact on the employee and the organization. Academy of Management Review, 12,  511-522.


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