University of Calgary

Loren Falkenberg

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

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Research Interests

Strategic Research Themes:

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources:


Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources


Loren Falkenberg is the associate dean (Strategic Initiatives) and a professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources area at the Haskayne School of Business. An expert in corporate social responsibility, Loren’s research interests focus on examining ethical and social responsibility issues in companies, and exploring the relationships between companies and not-for-profit organizations. Her current research is exploring how to companies can optimize value creation for both the company and community. 

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.

Working papers

Falkenberg, L. & Osiyevskyy, O., Kano, L.  Components of Normative CSR  In preparation for submission to Academy of Management Review in Spring 2014.

Kano, L., Falkenberg, L. & Verbeke, A.  Bounded reliability and social responsibility.  A manuscript has been submitted to the Academy of Management Conference and we plan to have a manuscript ready for submission by December 2014.

Osiyevskyy, O., Falkenberg, L. & Malhotra, A.  Economic strategies and corporate social responsibilities.  In preparation for submission to Journal of Business Ethics by December 2014.


Powered by UNITIS. More features.

Haskayne School of Business

Main Campus:
Scurfield Hall,
2500 University Dr NW,
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Downtown Campus:
6th Floor, 906 8th Avenue SW,
Calgary, AB T2P 1H9

Haskayne Directory