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Ann Langley

Professor,  Department of Management

Ann Langley

Contact information

HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7

Email: ann.langley@hec.ca
Phone: 514 340-7748
Secretary: 514 340-6325
Fax: 514 340-5690
Office: 5.205


  • M.A.(Operational Research), Lancaster
  • Ph.D.(administration), HEC Montréal


  • Strategy
  • Health care management
  • Research methods

Current research

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This publication selection covers the last five years.


Journal articles (20)

KOUAMÉ, Saouré, LANGLEY, Ann; « Relating microprocesses to macro‐outcomes in qualitative strategy process and practice research », Strategic Management Journal, vol. 39, no 3, 2018, p. 559-581.

CLOUTIER, Charlotte, LANGLEY, Ann; « Negotiating the Moral Aspects of Purpose in Single and Cross-Sectoral Collaborations », Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 141, no 1, 2017, p. 103-131.

CLOUTIER, Charlotte, DENIS, Jean-Louis, LANGLEY, Ann, LAMOTHE, Lise; « Agency at the Managerial Interface: Public Sector Reform as Institutional Work », Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, vol. 26, no 2, Avril 2016, p. 259-276.

MAILHOT, Chantale, GAGNON, Stéphanie, LANGLEY, Ann, BINETTE, Louis-Félix; « Distributing leadership across people and objects in a collaborative research project », Leadership, vol. 12, no 1, Février 2016, p. 53-85.

KISFALVI, Veronika, SERGI, Viviane, LANGLEY, Ann; « Managing and Mobilizing Microdynamics to Achieve Behavioral Integration in Top Management Teams », Long Range Planning : International Journal of Strategic Management, vol. 49, no 4, 2016, p. 427-446.

BUCHER, Silke, CHREIM, Samia, LANGLEY, Ann, REAY, Trish; « Contestation about Collaboration: Discursive Boundary Work among Professions », Organization Studies, Vol. 37, no 4, Avril 2016, p. 497-522.

BUCHER, Silke, LANGLEY, Ann; « The Interplay of Reflective and Experimental Spaces in Interrupting and Reorienting Routine Dynamics », Organization Science, vol. 27, no 3, Mai-juin 2016, p. 594-613.

ABDALLAH, Chahrazed, LANGLEY, Ann; « The Double Edge of Ambiguity in Strategic Planning », Journal of Management Studies, vol. 51, no 2, Mars 2014, p. 235-264.

GIBEAU, Emilie, LANGLEY, Ann, DENIS, Jean-Louis, POMEY, Marie-Pascale, VAN SCHENDEL, Nicolas; « Lorsque les médecins deviennent gestionnaires », Gestion - revue internationale de gestion, Vol. 39, no 3, Automne 2014, p. 63-73.

KLAG, Malvina, LANGLEY, Ann; « Critical junctures in strategic planning: Understanding failure to enable success », Organizational Dynamics, vol. 43, no 4, Décembre 2014, p. 274-.

LANGLEY, Ann, SMALLMAN, Clive, TSOUKAS, Haridimos, VAN DE VEN, Andrew H.; « PROCESS STUDIES OF CHANGE IN ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT: UNVEILING TEMPORALITY, ACTIVITY, AND FLOW », Academy of Management Journal, vol. 56, no 1, Février 2013, p. 1-13.

KLAG, Malvina, LANGLEY, Ann; « Approaching the Conceptual Leap in Qualitative Research », International Journal of Management Reviews, vol. 15, no 2, Avril 2013, p. 149-166.

CLOUTIER, Charlotte, LANGLEY, Ann; « The Logic of Institutional Logics: Insights From French Pragmatist Sociology », Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 22, no 4, Octobre 2013, p. 360-380.

GUÉRARD, Stéphane, LANGLEY, Ann, SEIDL, David; « Rethinking the Concept of Performance in Strategy Research: Towards a Performativity Perspective », M@n@gement, Vol. 16, no 5, Décembre 2013, p. 566-578.

CLOUTIER, Charlotte, LANGLEY, Ann; « L'écriture en équipe: une double perspective », Revue internationale PME, Vol. 26, nos 3-4, 2013, p. 7-12.

CHREIM, Samia, LANGLEY, Ann, REAY, Trish, COMEAU-VALLÉE, Mariline, HUQ, Jo-Louise; « Leadership as boundary work in healthcare teams », Leadership, vol. 9, no 2, Mai 2013, p. 201-228.

DENIS, Jean-Louis, LANGLEY, Ann, SERGI, Viviane; « Leadership in the Plural », Academy of Management Annals, Vol. 6, no 1, Juin 2012, p. 211-283.

DANSOU, Kafui Ayaovi, LANGLEY, Ann; « Institutional Work and the Notion of Test », M@n@gement, Vol. 15, no 5, Décembre 2012, p. 503-527.

SERGI, Viviane, DENIS, Jean-Louis, LANGLEY, Ann; « Opening Up Perspectives on Plural Leadership », Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 5, no 4, Décembre 2012, p. 403-407.

LANGLEY, Ann, GOLDEN-BIDDLE, Karen, REAY, Trish, DENIS, Jean-Louis, HÉBERT, Yann, LAMOTHE, Lise, GERVAIS, Julie; « Identity Struggles in Merging Organizations: Renegotiating the Sameness-Difference Dialectic », Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, vol. 48, no 2, Juin 2012, p. 135-167.


Books (7)

LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos; SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies, Sage Publications, 2017.

SANDBERG, Jörgen, ROULEAU, Linda, LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos; Skillful Performance: Enacting Capabilities, Knowledge, Competence, and Expertise in Organizations, Oxford University Press, 2017.

SMITH, Wendy K., LEWIS, Marianne W., JARZABKOWSKI, Paula, LANGLEY, Ann; The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox, Oxford University Press, 2017.

HOWARD-GRENVILLE, Jennifer, RERUP, Claus, LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos; Organizational Routines: How They Are Created, Maintained, and Changed, Oxford University Press, 2016.

GARUD, Raghu, SIMPSON, Barbara, LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos; The Emergence of Novelty in Organizations, Oxford University Press, 2015.

COOREN, François, VAARA, Eero, LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos et al.; Language and Communication at Work: Discourse, Narrativity, and Organizing, Oxford University Press, 2014.

CARLILE, Paul, NICOLINI, Davide, LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos; How Matter Maters: Objects, Artifacts and Materiality in Organization Studies, Oxford University Press, 2013.


Book chapters (12)

FACHIN, Fernando Freitas, LANGLEY, Ann; « Researching organizational concepts processually: The case of identity », The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods : History and Traditions, Sage, 2018, p. 308-327.

LANGLEY, Ann; « Blind Alleys and Untold Stories in Qualitative Research », The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies, Routledge, 2018, p. 465-477.

MAILHOT, Chantale, LANGLEY, Ann; « Commercializing academic knowledge in a business school : orders of worth and value assemblages », Justification, evaluation and critique in the study of organizations : contributions from French pragmatist sociology, Emerald Publishing, 2017, p. 241-269.

SERGI, Viviane, DENIS, Jean-Louis, LANGLEY, Ann; « Beyond the hero-leader: Leadership by collectives. », The Routledge Companion to Leadership, Taylor & Francis, 2016, p. 35-51.

SERGI, Viviane, COMEAU-VALLÉE, Mariline, LUSIANI, Maria, DENIS, Jean-Louis, LANGLEY, Ann; « Plural Leadership in Health Care Organizations: Forms, Potential, and Challenges », The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management, Oxford University Press, 2016, p. 210-230.

GIBEAU, Emilie, REID, Wendellyn, LANGLEY, Ann; « Co-leadership: Contexts, Configurations and Conditions », The Routledge Companion to Leadership, Taylor & Francis, 2016, p. 225-240.

EMPSON, Laura, LANGLEY, Ann; « Leadership and Professionals: Multiple Manifestations of Influence in Professional Service Firms », The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms, Oxford University Press, 2015, p. 163-188.

LANGLEY, Ann, LUSIANI, Maria; « Strategic Planning as Practice », Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2015, p. 547-563.

LE GALL, Véronique, LANGLEY, Ann; « An abductive approach to investigating trust development in strategic alliances », Handbook of Research Methods on Trust, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, p. 36-45.

LANGLEY, Ann; « The Ongoing Challenge of Developing Cumulative Knowledge about Strategy as Practice », Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2015, p. 111-127.

DENIS, Jean-Louis, LANGLEY, Ann, ROULEAU, Linda; « Organisations pluralistes », Encyclopédie de la stratégie, Vuibert, 2014, p. 883-894.

LANGLEY, Ann, DENIS, Jean-Louis; « Les dimensions négligées du changement organisationnel », Changement et développement organisationnel: faire évoluer la pratique, Collection: Gestion et Savoirs, Revue Gestion, HEC Montréal, 2012, p. 56-85.

This award and honor selection covers the last five years.

Doctorat honoris causa, Aalto University School of Business, Mai 2016

FACHIN, Fernando Freitas, LANGLEY, Ann
Prix du meilleur article pour : «Organizational Identity Work in an Emerging Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network», Division Managerial and Organizational Cognition, Annual Meeting Best Papers (Proceedings), Academy of Management, août 2015

This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.


Master's thesis direction – MSc in Management (2)

In codirection with : LANDRY, Sylvain
La salle de pilotage comme outil de contrôle stratégique , by Hélène Vallières Goulet
September 2018

Le médecin comme stratège , by Camille Sénécal
March 2018


Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (2)

Les enjeux d'une gestion stratégique en santé: le cas des cliniques médicales du Réseau local de services (RLS) de la Pointe-de-l'île de Montréal. , by Hania Djellout
June 2016

In codirection with : THAI, Mai Thi Thanh
Un mandat portant sur la construction d'une communauté de pratique et d'une gouvernance médicale intégrée et partagée de 1ère ligne sur le territoire de la Pointe-de-L'Ile , by Maria Mitri
October 2015

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