The team explores the field of management innovation, which is central to its research. It does this in two ways: by exploring the unvarying and paradigmatic dimensions of innovative management techniques and practices, and by developing experimental management engineering competencies. The programme targets two objectives. The first is ontological: to build up a vocabulary for an ontological description of management innovations. Management objects presumed to be innovative are complex assemblages of philosophical, ethical, rhetorical or technical bricks. The aim is to understand these assemblages by highlighting invariants and genealogical and conceptual filiations. The second objective relates to engineering: it is to identify, design and experiment with new management objects that will bring about new shifts in several different fields: sustainable development, social innovation, performance of industrial processes, information systems security, and innovation management.