Dr. Cyndy Lengnick-Hall is a professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio with an emphasis in strategic management and organization theory. She joined the UTSA faculty in 2001 after serving as a professor at Wichita State University. She has also held faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota at Duluth and Purdue University. Her Ph.D. with an emphasis in strategic management is from the University of Texas at Austin, and her undergraduate degree in psychology and her MBA with a concentration in behavioral systems are from UCLA.
Dr. Lengnick-Hall has teaching and research interests in strategic management and organization theory with particular interests in competitive capabilities, knowledge management and strategic human resource management. Her research focuses on developing a variety of strategic capabilities including effective management of knowledge-in-practice, organizational ambidexterity, resilience capacity, supply chain management and the strategic management of an organization’s human talent.
She has published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Decision Sciences, Human Resource Management Review and Journal of Engineering & Technology Management. One of her articles received the award for the best paper of the year in the Academy of Management Review, and another article received national recognition from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) as the best article of the year on corporate entrepreneurship. In addition to her journal publications, Cyndy is the co-author of three books: Human Resource Management in the Knowledge Economy: New Challenges, New Roles, New Capabilities; Experiencing Quality; and Interactive Human Resource Management and Strategic Planning.
• Strategic capabilities
• Knowledge management
• Strategic human resource management
• Organization learning
"Understanding Work and Knowledge Management from a Knowledge-in-practice Perspective," with D. McIver and M.L. Lengnick-Hall, Academy of Management Review, forthcoming.
"Institutionalized Organizational Learning and Strategic Renewal: The Benefits and Liabilities of Prevailing Wisdom," with J.L. Inocencio-Gray, Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies, forthcoming.
“Strategic Human Resource Management and Supply Chain Orientation,” with M.L. Lengnick-Hall and C.M. Rigsbee, Human Resource Management Review, forthcoming.
“IHRM and Social Capital/Network Theory,” with M.L. Lengnick-Hall, in Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management, eds. G. Stahl & I. Bjorkman, London: UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming.
“Integrating Knowledge and Knowing: A Framework for Understanding Knowledge-in-practice,” with D. McIver, M.L. Lengnick-Hall, and I. Ramachandran, Human Resource Management Review. Vol. 22, 2012, pp. 86-99.
“Evidence-Based Versus Tinkerable Knowledge as Strategic Assets: A New Perspective on the Interplay Between Innovation and Application,” with R. Griffith, Journal of Engineering & Technology Management,Vol.28, No. 3, 2011, pp. 147-167.
“Developing Organization Resilience Capacity Through Strategic Human Resource Management,” with T.E. Beck, M.L. Lengnick-Hall, Human Resource Management Review, Vol. 21, 2011, pp. 243-255.
“Examining the Impacts of Pre-Implementation Expectations on Post-Implementation Use of Enterprise Systems: A Longitudinal Study,” with K. Saeed, S. Abdinnour and M.L. Lengnick-Hall, Decision Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2010, pp. 659-688.
“Strategic Human Resource Management: The Evolution of the Field,” with M.L. Lengnick-Hall, L.S. Andrade and B. Drake, Human Resource Management Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2009, pp. 64-85.
“Resilience Capacity and Strategic Agility: Prerequisites for Thriving in a Dynamic Environment,” with T.E. Beck, in Resilience Engineering Perspectives: Preparation and Restoration, eds. C. Nemeth, E. Hollnagel and S. Dekker, Aldershot: UK, Ashgate Publishing, Vol. 2, 2009, pp. 39-69.
“Solutions Out of Context: Examining the Transfer of Business Concepts to Third Sector Organizations,” with T.E. Beck and M.L. Lengnick-Hall, Nonprofit Management & Leadership,Vol.19, No. 2, 2008, pp. 153-171.
“HR, ERP and Knowledge for Competitive Advantage,” with M.L. Lengnick-Hall, Human Resource Management. Vol. 45, No. 2, 2006, pp. 179-194.
"Adaptive Fit Versus Robust Transformation: How Organizations Respond to Environmental Change," with T.E. Beck, Journal of Management, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2005, pp. 738-757.