Faculty and Staff

Rickard Enstroem

Chair/Associate Professor, Department of Decision Sciences 
Associate Professor, Bachelor of Commerce
Department of Decision Sciences

PhD (Alberta); C.Mgr.

5-256K, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Rickard Enstroem, a native of Sweden and a Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) of the Canadian Institute of Management, joined MacEwan as a full-time faculty member in the School of Business in 2011.

Since 2013, Dr. Enstroem has served as the chair of the Department of Decision Sciences and in this capacity he oversees the Supply Chain Management Major in the BCom program. He has teaching, research and consulting experience from North America and Europe. Apart from an interest in the built environment, as manifested by a visiting research fellowship at Uppsala University’s Institute for Housing and Urban Research, his research interests revolve around judgment and decision making, management development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Dr. Enstroem has served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations and is the current vice chair and secretary of The Canadian Initiative for Nordic Studies (http://www.cins.ualberta.ca). His research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, Journal of Real Estate Literature, Frontiers in Psychology, Indian Economic Review and the Journal of Management Development.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Marketing, judgment, decision making, built environment, management development, statistical modeling, experimental approaches

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Enstroem approaches both teaching and research with an interdisciplinary mind set. While stressing the importance of active learning, his students are encouraged to ask questions and work in groups to review and expand upon key ideas discussed in class. The goal of his in-class exercises is to ensure that students develop their critical thinking skills and acquire an overview of the different applications. Dr. Enstroem's ambition is to empower his students to become critical consumers of information that is provided in newspapers, reports and scientific articles.

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Enström, R., & Schmaltz, R. (2017). A walk on the wild side: The impact of music on risk-taking likelihood. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(759), 1-5. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00759

Benson, L., & Enström, R. (2017). Deliberate institutional differentiation through graduate attributes: Implementing professional skills at MacEwan School of Business. Journal of Management Development, 36(6), 817-827. doi:10.1108/jmd-08-2016-0148

Lichy, J., & Enström, R. (2015). Rethinking business models for 21st century higher education: A European perspective. International Journal of Higher Education, 4(4), 119-127. doi:10.5430/ijhe.v4n4p119

Enström, R., Gustafsson, C., & Söderberg, B. (2005). The Swedish property index and its usefulness for research. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 13(1), 67-79.

Enström, R. (2005). The Swedish property crisis in retrospect: A new look at appraisal bias. Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 23(2), 148-164. doi:10.1108/14635780510584346

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Best paper award, Educational Innovation in Economics and Business (2014)
  • SSHRC institutional grant, MacEwan University (2013)
  • Swedbank fellowship, Swedbank (2007-2010)
  • University of Alberta graduate student teaching award, University of Alberta (2007)

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Academy of Management
  • Canadian Institute of Management, Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.)

Boards / Committees

  • Canadian Initiative for Nordic Studies, vice chair and secretary
  • Frontiers in Psychology, review editor