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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

For more information: Research, publications and teaching

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This publication selection covers the last five years.


Journal articles (19)

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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


Books (8)

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.

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.

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


Book chapters (13)

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, 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.

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.

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; « 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.

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.

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

This award and honor selection covers the last five years.

Fellow of the Academy of Management, The purpose of the Fellows Group shall be to recognize and honor members of the Academy of Management who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management, and to provide opportunities for fellowship and a forum for discussion among persons so recognized and honored. Tiré du site web du Fellows Group: http://aom.org/fellows.aspx, Academy of Management, 2017

Prix Roger-Charbonneau, Prix pour le livre de l’année destinée à la commuauté des affaires, HEC Montréal, HEC Montréal, 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

Reading, Doing & Publishing Research in Strat.
Research Integrity

Summer 2018

Méthodes de recherche qualitative en gestion
Qualitative Research Methods in Management

Fall 2017

Reading, Doing & Publishing Research in Strat.
Research Integrity

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