Ruthanne Huising

Program advisor


Ruthanne Huising is Professor of Management and Organizations, and Director of the AIM Research Center for Work and Organization at Emlyon Business School. Ruthanne is an ethnographer of work and organizations. She studies how organizations negotiate external pressures and the implications of these changes for professional control and expertise. Across her various projects she has observed how organizations negotiate regulatory change (Human Pathogens and Toxins Act), auditing fads (Environmental Management Systems), efficiency efforts (Ontario perioperative coaching program), management ideas (BPR), and the complex responses of scientists, biosafety officers, health physicists, surgeons, nurses, and administrators. She has published her work inĀ Administrative Science Quarterly,Ā Organization Science, andĀ Regulation & Governance. She is Senior Editor atĀ Organization Science. Her work with Susan S. Silbey on relational regulation won the W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship from theĀ American Sociological AssociationĀ and Best Paper Prize fromĀ Regulation & Governance.Ā Managers and policymakers recognize the relevance of her research to practice. Ruthanne is regularly invited to share her work with practitioners and her research has directly influenced regulatory policy in Canada and the United Kingdom. Huising received her Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. Prior to joining Emlyon Business School, she was Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University.