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Jane Lê

BSc Hons Brandon; MSc Nottingham; PhD Aston
Honorary Professor

Jane is Visiting Professor of Strategic Management in the Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Discipline. Her research explores strategy in complex settings, particularly how organizations manage multiple competing goals. Jane is currently working on research projects exploring:

  • strategy as practice
  • paradox in organizations
  • organizational research methods

Jane is on the editorial boards of Organization Studies, Strategic Organization, and Organizational Research Methods (where she will also be acting as Associate Editor from 2020-2024).

Professor Jane Le is internationally recognized for her work on strategic complexity and how organizations manage multiple competing goals. Currently, Jane’s research is focused on three strands:

  • Strategy as Practice

Jane’s work focuses on how people in and around organizations actually do strategy in practice. Her work in this area has been funded by the ESRC and British Academy, and published in premier outlets like the Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science.

  • Paradox in Organizations

This stream of work seeks to garner better understanding of how people in organizations manage multiple competing goals, within and across organizations. This work has been supported by an ARC Discovery Grant (2016-2019) and has been published in key handbooks and journals like Organization Studies and Strategic Organization. It was awarded the SO! WHAT Best Paper Award in 2018 and an Organization Studies Editorial Pick in 2017.

  • Organizational Research Methods

Jane is passionate about qualitative research and qualitative research methods. She has written on various aspects of the research process, including data collection and analysis, and specifics of process research, studying paradox, and CAQDAS. Her most recent work aims to illuminate the practice of research methods, including designs-in-use and ways of innovating methods. She is on the Organizational Research Methods editorial board and will become Associate Editor in 2020.

Recent Units Taught

  • WORK6002 Strategic Management