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