November 26, 2010
Ann Langley, Full Professor with the Department of Management, officially joined the Academy of Social Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada at the annual induction ceremony for new members, to be held in Ottawa and attended by David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on November 27.
Professor Langley, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Strategic Management in Pluralistic Settings, also co-directs the Strategy as Practice Study Group at HEC Montréal and is an associate member of the Université de Montréal Institut de recherche en santé publique. She is a widely cited author in the scientific community, and has penned two books and some fifty articles for scientific journals on management. She has been a guest professor in the United Kingdom, Norway, France, Switzerland and Brazil, and has forged valuable links with colleagues at many universities worldwide.
In 2007, she was awarded (tied) the Medal for teaching excellence from the Conférence internationale des dirigeants des institutions d'enseignement supérieur et de recherche de gestion d'expression française. She holds an MA in operational research from Lancaster University, in the United Kingdom, and a PhD in Administration from HEC Montréal.
Her main areas of expertise are strategic processes and practices, organizational management in the health field, decision making and innovation.
Professor Langley joined the HEC Montréal faculty in 2000, after teaching for 15 years at the Université du Québec à Montréal. From 2003 to 2006, she was the MSc and PhD Programs Director at HEC Montréal. She has directed or co-directed some 25 dissertations and theses, and also served as an external examiner for some twenty PhD candidates.
This new induction brings the number of HEC Montréal professors in the Royal Society of Canada to 13.