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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 (18)

GIBEAU, Emilie, LANGLEY, Ann, DENIS, Jean-Louis, VAN SCHENDEL, Nicolas; « Bridging competing demands through co-leadership? Potential and limitations », Human Relations, vol. 73, no 4, 2020, p. 464-489.

CLOUTIER, Charlotte, LANGLEY, Ann; « What Makes a Process Theoretical Contribution? », Organization Theory, vol. 1, no 1, 2020, p. 1-32.

et al.; « Constructing and Sustaining Counter-Institutional Identities », Academy of Management Journal, vol. 63, no 3, 2020, p. 935-964.

LUSIANI, Maria, LANGLEY, Ann; « The social construction of strategic coherence: Practices of enabling leadership », Long Range Planning : International Journal of Strategic Management, vol. 52, no 5, 2019, p. 1-23.

DIONNE, Karl Emanuel, MAILHOT, Chantale, LANGLEY, Ann; « Modeling the Evaluation Process in a Public Controversy », Organization Studies, vol. 40, no 5, 2019, p. 651-679.

LANGLEY, Ann, KLAG, Malvina; « Being Where? Navigating the Involvement Paradox in Qualitative Research Accounts », Organizational Research Methods, vol. 22, no 2, 2019, p. 515-538.

LANGLEY, Ann, LINDBERG, Kajsa, MØRK, Bjørn Erik, NICOLINI, Davide, RAVIOLA, Elena, WALTER, Lars; « Boundary Work among Groups, Occupations, and Organizations: From Cartography to Process », Academy of Management Annals, vol. 13, no 2, 2019, p. 704-736.

GEHMAN, Joel, GLASER, Vern, EISENHARDT, Kathleen M., GIOIA, Dennis A., LANGLEY, Ann, CORLEY, Kevin G.; « Finding Theory–Method Fit: A Comparison of Three Qualitative Approaches to Theory Building », Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 27, no 3, 2018, p. 284-300.

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.

BASQUE, Joëlle, LANGLEY, Ann; « Invoking Alphonse: The founder figure as a historical resource for organizational identity work », Organization Studies, vol. 39, no 12, 2018, p. 1685-1708.

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.

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.

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, 2016, p. 259-276.

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

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, 2016, p. 53-85.

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

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

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, 2014, p. 63-73.


Books (7)

REAY, Trish, ZILBER, Tammar B., LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos; Institutions and Organizations: A Process View, Oxford University Press, 2019.

FARJOUN, Moshe, SMITH, Wendy K., LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos; Dualities, Dialectics, and Paradoxes in Organizational Life, Oxford University Press, 2018.

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.

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


Book chapters (13)

LANGLEY, Ann, OLIVER, David, ROULEAU, Linda; « Strategy and Identities in Organizations », The Oxford Handbook of Identities in Organizations, Oxford University Press, 2020, p. 780-798.

LANGLEY, Ann, RAVASI, Davide; « Visual Artifacts as Tools for Analysis and Theorizing », The Production of Managerial Knowledge and Organizational Theory: New Approaches to Writing, Producing and Consuming Theory, Emerald Publishing, 2019, p. 173-199.

ABDALLAH, Chahrazed, LUSIANI, Maria, LANGLEY, Ann; « Performing Process Research », Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Traditions and Innovations in Research Methodology, Emerald Publishing, 2019, p. 91-113.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

This award and honor selection covers the last five years.

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), Voir https://www.acss.org.uk/introduction/ The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The Academy is composed of 1400 individual Fellows, 46 Learned Societies and a number of affiliates, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors., Academy of the Social Sciences, 2020

Prix Acfas Thérèse Gouin-Décarie, Prix créé en 1975 sous le nom de Marcel-Vincent, il honore depuis 2013 Thérèse Gouin-Décarie, chercheuse en psychologie et pionnière scientifique. Il est décerné à une chercheuse ou à un chercheur pour souligner l'excellence et le rayonnement de ses travaux et de ses actions dans le domaine des sciences sociales. Prix parrainé par la Centrale des syndicats du Québec., Acfas, 2018

LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos
Prix Roger-Charbonneau, LANGLEY, Ann, TSOUKAS, Haridimos; SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies, Sage Publications, 2017., HEC Montréal, 2017

Fellow of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, 2017

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

Grand Prix de recherche Pierre-Laurin 2014, Ce prix souligne la contribution exceptionnelle en recherche d'un professeur titulaire ou d'un chercheur titulaire de HEC Montréal pour l'ensemble de sa carrière à l'École., HEC Montréal, 2014

This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.


Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (3)

In codirection with : BRUNET, Maude
Est-ce que le design organisationnel de C2 lui permet de faire face à son évolution rapide et de soutenir la réalisation de sa stratégie d'affaires? , by Beverly Marie Farfan
March 2019

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

Fall 2018

Research Integrity
Reading, Doing & Publishing Research in Strat.

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