Ann L. Cunliffe, Ph.D.

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Ann L. Cunliffe, Ph.D.

Professor of Organization Studies
Leeds University Business School
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 0196

Joint Editor-in-Chief Management Learning

Organizer: Qualitative Research in Management Conference

Ann Cunliffe is Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. She worked previously at the University of New Mexico, California State University and the University of New Hampshire, USA. She is also a Visiting Professor at EAESP-FGV, Brazil, and the Universities of Strathclyde and Hull, UK.

Ann’s current research interests lie at the intersection of organizational studies, philosophy and communications, exploring how leaders and managers shape organizational life, identities and action in living conversations. In particular, she is interested in examining the relationship between language and collaborative, responsive and ethical ways of managing organizations. Other interests include: leadership; self-work; sensemaking; collaboration; developing reflexive approaches to management research, practice and learning; and expanding the reach and ‘rigor’ of non-positivist qualitative research.

Her recent publications include four books, two of which are A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management (2009) and the co-authored Key Concepts in Organization Theory with John Luhman (2012). She has published articles in Organizational Research Methods, Human Relations, Management Learning, the Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies. In 2002 she was awarded the Breaking the Frame Award from the Journal of Management Inquiry for ‘the article that best exemplifies a challenge to existing thought’.

Ann is currently Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Management Learning and Consulting Editor of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. She is a member of 8 international editorial boards, was Division Chair of the Critical Management Studies Division of the Academy of Management (2010) and organizes the biennial Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Conference.