University of Calgary

Irene Herremans

  • Faculty Professor
  • Professor Emerita - Accounting
  • Sessional Instructor
  • Faculty [ACCT]

Currently Teaching


Accounting Tourism


Dr. Irene Herremans is a professor in the Accounting and Tourism areas at the Haskayne School of Business. She also holds a position of adjunct professor in the faculty of Environmental Design. She supervises graduate students in Haskayne School of Business, Environmental Design, and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at University of Calgary. She teaches courses in U of C's inter-disciplinary degree program, Sustainable Energy Development, in both Calgary and Ecuador.

Dr. Herremans research interests focus on many contemporary issues including management and environmental control systems, environmental performance, international business, intellectual capital, and performance evaluation.  Her teaching responsibilities are in the areas of accounting, tourism, and environmental management.

She has won several awards for her research work, as well as teaching awards. In addition, she has been named "Woman of the Year" by the American Business Women's Association and has been recognized for her overall contribution by being named one of the "Outstanding Young Women of America."

She has frequently been a guest lecturer for international accounting, environmental design, and environmental science classes. She has taught management seminars and workshops in Cuba, Slovakia, England, Ecuador, and China, as well as international management programs offered at the University of Calgary for managers from various countries.

As a one-time track coach, she continues to enjoy marathon running, biking, backcountry skiing, hiking, tennis, and other sports. She volunteers her time for the Eco-Village of Hope Society and for Women 4 Women Afghan.

Examples of Publications
Bowen, Frances  Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi, Aloysius, and Herremans, Irene M. (in press)  When Suits Meet Roots: The Antecedents and Consequences of Community Engagement Strategy Journal of Business Ethics.

Isaac, Rob, Herremans, Irene M. & Kline, Theresa. (2010) Intellectual Capital Management Enables:  A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis.  Journal of Business Ethics. 93: 373-391.   

Herremans, I. M., Herschovis, M. S. & Bertels, S. (2009) Leaders and laggards:  The influence of competing logics on corporate environmental action.  Journal of Business Ethics.  

Nazari, J. A., Herremans, I. M. Isaac, R. G. Manassian, A., Kline, T. J. (2009) Organizational Characteristics Fostering Intellectual Capital in Different Contexts.  Journal of Intellectual Capital. 10(1) pp. 135-148.

Isaac, R. G., Herremans, I. M., Kline, T. J. (2009) Intellectual Capital Management:  Pathways to Wealth Creation.  Journal of Intellectual Capital 10(1) pp. 81-92.

Refereed Conference/Symposium Presentations

Herremans, Irene M. Nazari Jamal, and Ingraham, Laurie (2010) The Role of Institutions, Resources, and Formal/Informal Control Systems in Sustainability Reporting. American Accounting Association (2010)   San Francisco, CA.

Herremans, Irene M.,  Nazari Jamal, and Ingraham, Laurie (2010) Canadian Academic Accounting Association (2010) Externalities and Internalities:  Sustainability Reporting. Vancouver, BC

Herremans, Irene M. and Ambrosie, Linda.  (2010) The (R)evolution of the Galapagos Islands.  What Would Darwin Think? International Association of Business and Society (IABS), Banff, AB.


  • BS
    Ferris State College
  • MBA
    Roosevelt University
  • PhD
    Kent State University
  • MSA
    Roosevelt University
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