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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)

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.

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

Grand Prix de recherche Pierre-Laurin 2014, Pour souligner 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.


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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