Ruthanne Huising

Professor of Management & Organizations
Director, Work, Technology, & Organization Research Center

Email: huising (at)
Links: CVResearchGate

I am a Professor and Director of the Work, Technology, and Organization Research Center at emlyon business school. I examine professions and expertise in the context of regulatory and technological change. I am particularly interested in the expert work involved in regulating science and innovation, and the implications for scientists and technologists. I have published my work in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Regulation & Governance. I am a Senior Editor at Organization Science and founder of the Ethnography Atelier.

I was born in Alberta, Canada. I receieved my Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. I hold an MSc in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Women’s Studies from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining emlyon, I was an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University.

Research Interests

Expertise, Professions, Regulation, Governance, Authority, Compliance, Accountability, Ethics, Innovation, Biosecurity, Biosafety

Selected Publications

Huising, Ruthanne (2021) “Professional Authority”, in Oxford Handbook of Expertise and Democratic Politics, Edited by Gil Eyal and Thomas Medvetz, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Agreli, Heloise, Ruthanne Huising, and Marina Peduzzi (2021) “Role Reconfiguration: What ethnographic studies tell us about the implications of technological change for work and collaboration in health care” Forthcoming BMJ Leadership.

Huising, Ruthanne (2019) “Pragmatic Regulatory Design: The Case of the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations in Canada” Entreprises et Histoire 97: 61-72.

Huising, Ruthanne (2019) “Moving off the Map: How Knowledge of Organizational Operations Empowers and Alienates Employees” Organization Science 30(5): 1054-1075.

Huising, Ruthanne and Susan S. Silbey (2018) “From Nudge to Culture and Back Again: Coalface Governance in the Regulated Organization” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 14:91-114.

Nigam, Amit, Ruthanne Huising, and Brian Golden (2016) “Explaining the Selection of Routines for Change during Organizational Search” Administrative Science Quarterly v.61, n.4:551-583.

Huising, Ruthanne and Susan S. Silbey (2016) “Surveillance and Regulation of Laboratory Practices” in Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Edited by Felt, Ulrike, Rayvon Fouché, Clark A. Miller, and Laurel Smith-Doerr, MIT Press, Cambridge.

Huising, Ruthanne (2016) “From Adapting Practices to Inhabiting Ideas: How Managers Restructure Work across Organizations” Research in the Sociology of Organizations 47:383-413.