This year’s lecture will be presented by Professor Ann Langley,
Department of Management, HEC Montréal

Professor Langley is the author of:
– SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies
– Skillful Performance: Enacting Capabilities, Knowledge,
Competence, and Expertise in Organizations
– The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox


The topic of this year’s lecture is “Process Thinking in Four Modes
Process thinkers and scholars understand organizing and managing in terms of movement, activity and flow rather than in terms of success factors, best practices and static relationships between inputs and outcomes: in other words, they are interested in “how” questions, rather than “what” questions, and they take time and temporality to be central. However, there are a variety of ways of considering what a process perspective might mean, each involving different assumptions and each demanding different approaches to research and intervention.
In this lecture, I will examine four different modes of thinking about process (as development; as narrative; as activity; and as withness) and consider their implications for managing and researching organizations.

When: Thursday November 22, at 6.00pm
Where: E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, 43 Woodstock Road, Oxford, UK
Registration: To register for the lecture, please visit the GTC website.

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