Research topic 3

Alternative forms of work, entrepreneurship and management

This topic stems from persistent questions in public debate about the forms of coordination, cooperation and collaboration most likely to improve the competitiveness of economies, the productivity of organisations, and well-being in the workplace. Particular attention is being paid to the forms and practices of socialisation within organised and structured groups, as well as how communities are built up around “professions” or entrepreneurial practices.
Analysis of the changes currently taking place can benefit from a study of specific contexts: the defence sector and the military context in particular, or the context of social movements in political and societal terms, such as the study of “makers”, “hackers” and the development of “fab labs”.

Researchers involved in this programme


Project topic

Isabelle Bouty

Emergence and organisational structuring: a process-based approach

Grégor Bouville

Study of alternative organisational work modes (e.g. freedom-form company)

Anouck Adrot

Conflict resolution and collaborative practices

David Abonneau

New skills acquisition and transfer methods: in-house training, work scenario training, transfer tutorials

Catherine Léger-Jarniou

Female entrepreneurs and performance

Anthony Hussenot

New work practices, nomadism and new organisational forms. Study: digital nomads

New work practices, temporality and territory. Study: town of Montreuil and the makers movement

François-Xavier de Vaujany

Analysis of alternative forms of work and entrepreneurship, particularly in the context of cooperatives and new collaborative communities (co-workers, makers and hackers). Study of the legitimation process of new forms of work in organisations and in society. Analysis of the transfer of hacking techniques, DIY and fab labs from collaborative movements to the corporate world (and vice versa). Applied to the case of hacking, co-working, remote work and new forms of mobility in Europe.  

Henri Isaac

Artificial intelligence and management
Algorithmic governance and governing by numbers

Julien Jourdan

Understanding the formation and sharing of public value: A strategic management perspective. Follow up work from Jourdan & Kivleniece (AMJ 2017).

Fabien Blanchot
Eric Campoy

Managing by trust/managing trust

Jean-François Chanlat

Modes of management and well-being in the workplace: an anthropological perspective

Eric Brousseau

Design, methods and big data

Lionel Garreau

Study of short distribution circuits in farming

Hèla Yousfi

Social movements and organisations
Reshaping relations between the State and local authorities: the socio-institutional challenges of Tunisia’s decentralisation project

Doctoral researchers involved in this programme

This work involves an average of seven doctoral researchers. Those currently participating are: Elen Rozay, Albane Grandazzi, Charlotte Limousin, Hervé Grellier, Elise Goiseau, Oriane Sitte de Longueval, and Patrick Monnot.