Ruthanne Huising

Ruthanne is an ethnographer of work and organizations. She studies how organizations respond to external pressures to change and the implications of these changes for professional control and expertise. Ruthanne has published work in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Regulation & Governance. She is a Senior Editor at Organization Science.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

Cambridge, MA (USA)

PhD in Management (2008) 

London School of Economics and Political Science

London (UK)

MSc Economics and Philosophy (2002) 
Diploma in Economics (1994)

University of Alberta, Edmonton

AB (Canada)
BA in Women’s Studies (1992)


Since 2016 :
emlyon business school                                                                                                
Professor of Management and Organizations

2008-2017 :
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University                                                                                       
Montréal, Québec (Canada)
Associate Professor (2015-2017)
Assistant Professor (2008-2015)


McGill University William Dawson Scholar (2016)
W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship, American Sociological Association (2012)
Best Paper Prize, Regulation and Governance (2011)
Best Paper Prize ASQ, HEC and OMT Conference on Coordination (2011)
Best Dissertation Paper Award, Labor and Employment Relations Association (2008)


McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management Undergraduate Teaching Award (2014)
McGill University Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Nomination (2014, 2009)
McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management Undergraduate Society Professor of the Year (2011)

Scientific Committees

Senior Editor - Organization Science 2016

Editorial Review Board - Organization Science 2013 – 2016

Editorial Review Board - Academy of Management Discoveries, Special Issue on Changing Nature of Work, 2016

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Academy of Management Journal

  • Administrative Science Quarterly

  • Journal of Management Inquiry

  • Law and Policy

  • OMT-AoM Conference

  • Regulation and Governance

  • Science, Technology, & Human Values

  • University of Toronto Press


Co-founder of Montreal Organizations Writing Workshop
Academy of Management Association
American Sociological Association
European Group on Organization Studies
Law and Society Association