The Chair organizes a series of invited talks jointly with the  Groupe de recherche sur la pratique de la stratégie (Strategy as Practice Study Group or GéPS) whose codirectors are Ann Langley (chairholder) and Linda Rouleau. Below is the list of invited speakers since the foundation of the chair:

3 October 2017, 12:15
Publishing in Organization Studies
– Trish Reay, Professor, Alberta School of Business, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies

28 June 2017, 12:15
Reflexive Leadership
– Mats Alvesson, Professor, Lund University, Sweden

27 April 2017, 12:15
The role of practical coping in strategy-making
– Carola Wolf, Lecturer in Strategy, Aston Business School

4 April 2017, 12:15
Crafting papers for publication
– Gerardo Patriotta, Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Management Studies, Professor of Management and Organizationm Nottingham University Business School

13 March 2017, 12:15
Une version modifiée de la Théorie des Organisations de Mintzberg
– Pierre Romelaer, Professeur émérite de PSM, Université Paris-Dauphine

15 February 2017, 12:15
The destructive impact of negative emotions on value creation in mergers and acquisitions
– Satu Teerikangas, Professor in Management & Organization, University of Turku, Finland

3 February 2017, 12:15
Bowing before dual gods: How structured flexibility sustains organizational hybridity
– Wendy Smith, Associate Professor of Management, University of Delaware

23 January 2017, 12:15
How the tail wags the dog: The role of TMTs in making (or diluting) the leaders
– Feng Liu, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University

7 December 2016, 12:15
Revisiting organizational survival from a growth-based perspective
– Denise Fleck, Associate Professor at COPPEAD, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

12 October 2016, 12:15
Strategy and virtue: Developing Strategy-as-practice through virtue ethics
– Haridimos Tsoukas, Professor of Organization Studies, University of Cyprus & University of Warwic

15 September 2016, 12:15 pm
Leadership-as-Practice: Theoretical and methodological conundrums
– Barbara Simpson, Professor of Leadership and Organisational Dynamics, Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow

2 June 2016, 12:30 pm
Understanding Organizational Mourning among Former Lehman Bankers: A Tale of Two Pathways
– Michael G. Pratt, O’Connor Family Professor, Carroll School of Management, Boston College

4 May 2016, 12:15 pm
The Importance of “-ing”: Action’s Role in Defining Resources
– Martha Feldman, Professor of Social Ecology, Business, Political Science and Sociology, University of California, Irvine

11 April 2016, 12:15 pm
A Constitutive Approach to the Study of Organizational Paradox, Contradiction, and Dialectics
– Linda Putnam, Research Professor, Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara

10 March 2016, 12:30 pm
Multilevel Identity Work under Institutional Tensions
– Samia Chreim,  Professor, Telfer School of Business, University of Ottawa

23 February 2016, 12:15 pm
Entrapment: The constraining nature of CEO narratives
– Gwyneth Edwards,  Professeure adjointe, HEC Montréal

14 January 2016, 12:15 pm
Conceptual lenses to understand the impact of materiality in organizations
– Bernard Forgues,  Professeur, EMLyon Business School

2 December 2015, 12:15 pm
Maintenance institutionnelle et routines organisationnelles : Influences réciproques entre les artefacts légaux et les routines
– Isabelle Royer,  Professeure, IAE-Lyon, École universitaire de management

12 November 2015, 12:15 pm
The Co-construction of Leadership among Professional Peers
– Laura Empson,  Professor, Cass Business School

21 October 2015, 12:15 pm
Speaking in the Name of the Organization:  A Vocabularies View of Organizational Identity Work
– Saku Mantere, Associate Professor, McGill Desautels Faculty of Management

16 September 2015, 12:15 pm
The world is flat: Leveling the playing field of the bricoleur
– Olivier Germain, Professeur, Département de Management, ESG-UQAM

9 June 2015, 12:15 pm
Recursive Categorization and Enactment of Role Identities in Pluralistic Institutional Contexts
– Renate Meyer, Professor of Organization Studies, WU Vienna, University of Economics and Business

6 May 2015, 12:15 pm
L’étrange odyssée du “lean management”: De l’enquête pragmatiste au contrôle taylorien
– Philippe Lorino, Professeur Éminent, ESSEC Business School
(Organized jointly with Mosaïc)

26 March 2015, 12:15 pm
Why be reflexive?
– Ann Cunliffe, Professor, University of Bradford

12 February 2015, 12:15 pm
From Institutional Entrepreneurship to Institutional Work: An analysis of Institutional Change in Ghana, 1957-1985
– Roy Suddaby, Professor and Winspear Chair, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

23 January 2015, 12:15 pm
Battling Boredom: The Invention and Use of Organizational Routines on Mount Everest
– Markus Hallgren, Professeur, Umeå School of Business and Economics, Suède

9 December 2014, 12:15 pm
Shifting the borders of ethnography in the study of strategy practices: what we can learn from creative nonfiction
– Chahrazad Abdallah, Professeure, École des Sciences de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal

20 November 2014, 12:15 pm
Bridging and bounding institutional logics: Enacting reflexivity in hybrid organizations in Australia and Canada
– David Oliver, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School
– Pamela Sloan, Professeure associée, HEC Montréal

15 October 2014, 12:15 pm
A larger view of strategy as practice: How to change big S strategy
– Richard Whittington, Professor of Strategic Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

10 April 2014, 12:15 pm
Maintaining organizational routines: The dynamic interplay between stories and lists within physician handoffs
– Curtis LeBaron, Associate Professor, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

19 February 2014, 12:15 pm
Autonomy or Control? Organizational Architecture and Corporate Attention to Stakeholders
– Pamela Sloan, Professeure associée, HEC Montréal

5 February 2014, 12:15 pm
Insurgent Bodies: Emotional Effervescence in an Online Protest
– David Courpasson, Professeur, EMLyon Business School

12 December 2013, 12:15 pm
Without texts no authority! Studying the power of texts to act from a distance
– Consuelo Vasquez, Professeure adjointe, Département de communication sociale et publique, Université du Québec à Montréal

7 November 2013, 12:15 pm
Roping in the cowboys at Oilco: How companies integrate externally-sourced organizational routines
– Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Associate Professor, Lundquist School of Business, University of Oregon

15 October 2013, 12:15 pm
Ethnography: Discovering the Obvious that Everyone Else Overlooks
– Stephen R. Barley, Richard W. Weiland, Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

8 May 2013, 12:15 pm
Insurance trading in Lloyd’s of London: Balancing conflicting-yet-complementary logics in practice
– Paula Jarzabkowski, Professor of Strategic Management, City University and EU Marie Curie Fellow, Cornell University

22 March 2013, 10:00 am
Do’s and Don’ts of Drafting Qualitative Research
– Tima Bansal, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Business, Ivey School of Business

14 March 2013, 12:15 pm
– Ambiguous authority and hidden hierarchy: Dynamics of collective leadership in a professional service firms
– Laura Empson, Professor, Cass Business School, UK

25 February 2013, 12:15 pm
Beyond ambidexterity: How middle managers in China state-owned enterprises juggle three institutional logics in daily operations
– Quy Huy, Associate Professor, INSEAD

15 January 2013, 12:15 pm
Do we have the courage? Strategy and branding during times of uncertainty
– Virpi Sorsa, Chercheure postdoctorale, Aalto University

12 December 2012, 12:15 pm
La performativité du discours du lean management dans le secteur de la santé du Québec
– Viviane Sergi, Professeure adjointe, ESG-UQAM
– Maria Lusiani, Chercheure postdoctorale, HEC Montréal

25 October 2012, 12:15 pm
The sociomaterial nature of risk appraisal routines
– Paul Spee, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Sydney, Australia

13 September 2012, 12:15 pm
Evolving narratives, strategic change and restructuring in MNEs
– Julia Balogun, Professor Sir Roland Smith Chair in Strategic Management, Lancaster University Management School

3 May 2012, 12:15 pm
Organizational routines and strategy rituals: Opportunities for a practice perspective in organization studies
– Steven W. Floyd, Professor, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

17 April 2012, 12:15 pm
From outlaw to hero: A process study of middle manager deviance within a bureaucracy
– Céline Legrand, Professeure, Audencia-Nantes School of Management

11 April 2012, 12:15 pm
Le commerce comme prétexte? Sites internet comme outils de médiation de la tension entre visées sociales et économiques dans une entreprise sociale
– Valérie Michaud, Professeure, École des Sciences de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal

23 Februaray 2012, 1:30 pm
Social Innovation in Contested Domains: Insite – North America’s First Government Sanctioned Supervised Injection Site
– Tom Lawrence, Professeur, Simon Fraser University

7 December 2011, 2:30 pm
Squatting on Seesaws: A Sociology of Art Perspective on the Creativity-Control Tension
– Marie-Astrid Theule, Conseil national des arts et métiers
– Sam Sponem, HEC Montréal
– Jean-Pascal Gond, HEC Montréal

17 November 2011, 12:15 pm
Practice adoption in cases of low cultural fit: Adaptation and cultural repertoire enrichment during the adoption of six sigma at 3M
– Davide Ravasi, Bocconi University

1 November 2011, 12:30 pm
Organisational discourse and the social construction of meaning
– Loizos Heracleous, Warwick Business School

13 October 2011, 12:15 pm
On the functioning of boundary communities: How decision analysts turn rational choice theory into practice
– Laure Cabantous, ESCP-Europe

19 September 2011, 12:15 pm
Doing innovative research: problematizing assumptions and creating mysteries
– Mats Alvesson, Lund University

19 May 2011, 12:15 pm
The strategic competence of accountants and middle managers in budget making
– Bertrand Fauré, Professeur, Université de Toulouse

7 April 2011, 12:15 pm
Transitional identity as a facilitator of organizational identity change during a merger
– Dennis Gioia, Robert and Judith Klein Professor of Management, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University

24 March 2011, 12:15 pm
Theorizing Change and Pluralism in Institutional Context: What Economies of Worth and New-Institutionalism Can Learn from Each Other
– Bernard Leca, Professeur, Rouen Business School et Jean-Pascal Gond, Professeur invité, HEC Montréal

10 February 2011, 12:15 pm
Rules of suspension: A rules-based explanation of the role of strategy workshops in the strategy process
– David Seidl, Chair of Organization and Management, University of Zurich

20 January 2011, 12:15 pm
Penser l’organisation dans la performativité, l’hybridité et le dislocal: de la version « symboliste » à la version « pragmatiste » de l’idée de la constitution communicative de l’organisation
– Daniel Robichaud, Professeur agrégé, Département de communication, Université de Montréal

2 December 2010, 12:30 pm
John Reed, Citibank and the Commercial Real Estate Crisis of the 1990s: A Case Study
– Sarah Kaplan, Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

4 November 2010, 12:15 pm
Le stratège, cet obscur objet du désir
– Florence Allard-Poesi, Professeure, Université de Paris-Est-Créteil

8 October 2010, 12:15 pm
Toward a theory of innovation: Artifacts, infrastructure and the challenge of novelty
– Paul Carlile, Associate Professor, Boston University

5 May 2010, 12:00
Strategy as discourse: Reconstructing a social practice
– Claus Jacobs, Professor, University of St. Gallen

8 April 2010, 12:15 pm
Institutional homology: Explaining corporate art
– Roy Suddaby, Professor, University of Alberta

25 March 2010, 12:15 pm
Ethnographie organisationnelle « extrême »: L’expédition « Le rêve le Darwin » en Patagonie
– Linda Rouleau, Professeure titulaire, HEC Montréal

28 January 2010, 12:15 pm
Everyday sensegiving: A closer look at successful plant managers
– Anne D. Smith, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

3 December 2009, 12:15 pm
Powers of the past: Evoking organizational memory in LEGO Group’s identity reconstruction process
– Tor Hernes, Professor, Copenhagen Business School

12 November 2009, 12:15 pm
Two Perspectives on Managing Paradox in the Practice of Strategy
– Luc Audebrand, University of British Columbia, Okanagan (Macro-level tensions and micro-level coping strategies: Towards a dialogical perspective)
– Wendy Smith, Lerner School of Business, University of Delaware (Managing strategic paradox: Senior leadership characteristics to explore and exploit simultaneously)

16 October 2009, 12:15 pm
Reflections on engaged scholarship
– Andrew Van de Ven, Vernon H. Heath Chair of Organizational Innovation and Change, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

17 September 2009, 12:15 pm
Is there a place for studies of practice within organizational institutionalism?
– Eva Boxenbaum, Associate professor, Copenhagen Business School

20 May 2009, 12:15 pm
The critical power of the practice lens
– Silvia Gherardi, professeur, Université de Trento

14 May 2009, 12:00
Conférence organisée conjointement avec la Chaire de management stratégique international Walter J. Somers
Competition and path-breaking in the role playing game industry, 1974-1999
 – Benoit Demil, professeur, IAE de Lille

23 April 2009, 12:15 pm
Qu’est-ce que l’historien peut apprendre aux chercheurs en stratégie
– Cyrille Sardais, Professeur adjoint, HEC Montréal

17 April 2009, 12:15 pm
The minimalist world of (implications for) practice
– Jean Bartunek, Robert and Evelyn Ferris Chair of Organization Studies, Boston College

5 February 2009, 12:00
A discursive perspective on substitution and institutionalization: The case of DDT
– Steve Maguire, Professeur agrégé, Université McGill

14 January 2009, 12:00
Le leadership bicéphale: sa logique et ses défis
– Wendy Reid, MBA, Ph. D., Professeure invitée HEC Montréal
– Hilde Fjellvaer, Professeure à la Trondheim Business School, étudiante au doctorat à la Norwegian School of Economics à Bergen

4 December 2008, 12:00
Analyser une réunion de gestionnaires. Une présentation autour du livre « Interacting and Organizing: Analyses of a Management Meeting »
– François Cooren, Professeur au département de communication, Université de Montréal