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Elisa Alt is Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at King’s Business School. In her research, Elisa looks at how individuals can become entrepreneurial change agents, enabling value creation that meets social and environmental needs from both new ventures and established organizations.

She is particularly interested in understanding how employees acting as social intrapreneurs may contribute to solving social and environmental problems from the confines of corporations.

Elisa’s key areas of expertise are:

  • Intrapreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Organizational entrepreneurship
  • Corporate change agents

Elisa’s research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Environmental Management. At King’s, Elisa teaches entrepreneurship in the context of family business, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Previously Elisa was at Anglia Ruskin University, where she led the MBA course for 3 years. She has a PhD in Management from the University of Seville (Spain), and held visiting researcher positions at Cranfield University (UK), Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil), and Northeastern University (USA).

Before joining academia, Elisa worked as a creative in the advertising industry in Brazil. Elisa is also Coordinator of the GRONEN (Group for Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment) Reading Group.

Selected Publications

Bacq, S., & Alt, E. 2018. Feeling capable and valued: A prosocial perspective on the link between empathy and social entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(3): 333–350.

Alt, E., & Craig, J. 2016. Selling issues with solutions: Igniting social intrapreneurship in for-profit organizations. Journal of Management Studies, 53(5): 794–820.

Alt, E., & Spitzeck, H. 2016. Improving environmental performance through unit-level organizational citizenship behaviors for the environment: A capability perspective. Journal of Environmental Management, 182: 48–58.

Alt, E., Díez-de-Castro, E. P., & Lloréns-Montes, F. J. 2015. Linking employee stakeholders to environmental performance: The role of proactive environmental strategies and shared vision. Journal of Business Ethics, 128(1): 167–181.