Angelique Slade Shantz

Assist Prof, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management


Assist Prof, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
(780) 492-4057
245 Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6



Angelique Slade Shantz is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Organization. 

Her research interests broadly focus on the role of business in addressing grand challenges, predominantly occurring at the intersection of entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation. Her current research explores institutional, cultural and cognitive barriers to entrepreneurial activities and workplace motivation in contexts of resource scarcity. Her methodological approach relies heavily on experimental design (in both a lab and field setting) complemented by qualitative data, often in partnership with organizations.

Prior to entering academia, Angelique worked in the field of social entrepreneurship and economic development, both internationally and in the context of Canada’s First Nations. She attended Arizona State University (BA), Duke University (MBA), and York University (PhD). 


Alberta School of Business Research Focus

Does setting affect what it means to be an entrepreneur?

My findings are:

  • In different settings, people think of entrepreneurship in different ways which can shape the opportunities they see and pursue.
  • In North America, for example, being an entrepreneur brings to mind personal wealth gain, status and the identification of innovative opportunities. 
  • In Ghana, being an entrepreneur means being a community safety net and mentor and signs of personal wealth may have negative implications.
  • These differences can help to explain whether aid programs aimed at alleviating poverty will be effective. 

My article, “The Opportunity Not Taken: The Occupational Identity of Entrepreneurs in Contexts of Poverty” is published in the Journal of Business Venturing.


SMO 310 - Introduction to Management, Organization and Entrepreneurship

Introduces students to the fundamentals of human resource management, strategy and organizational theory, and entrepreneurship/innovation. Topics include: motivating employees, designing jobs, staffing, ethics and decision making, leadership and managing teams; developing and implementing an organization¿s strategy, structure, control systems, and change initiatives; and identifying and evaluating opportunities, launching and growing a business, establishing networks and legitimacy. Pre-requisite ¿3 junior level English. Open only to students in the Faculty of Business. Not to be taken by students with credit in SMO 200 or 301.

Winter Term 2021
SMO 711 - Seminar in Entrepreneurship

This seminar introduces students to the major phenomenological topics and theoretical perspectives within the domain of entrepreneurship research. Illustrative phenomenological topics include opportunity recognition/construction, new venture creation, and resource acquisition. Illustrative theoretical perspectives include cognitive, affective and cultural approaches. The course enhances understanding of mid-range theory building and testing more broadly. Prerequisite: Registration in Business PhD Program or written permission of instructor. Approval of the Associate Dean, PhD Program is also required for non-PhD students.

Winter Term 2021

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