François-Xavier De Vaujany

François-Xavier De Vaujany
Paris Dauphine University | UPD · Dauphine Center for Management Research (DRM)

PhD in management
Full professor of Management & Organization Studies at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL (DRM)

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Introduction
François-Xavier de Vaujany is a full professor of Organization Studies at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL (DRM). His work is focused on the relationship between (new) ways of organizing and societal transformations. By means of in-depth ethnographical and historical work, he is particularly interested in the pervading presence of digitality as both a new semiotics, narrative and set of images at stake in management and organizing.
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September 2009 - present
Paris Dauphine University
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  • Professor of management and organization studies

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Publications (211)
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From the perspectives of process philosophy and some phenomenologies, time and temporality can be described as organization and organizing process. In this edited book, contributors discuss the implications of this idea for Management & Organization Studies. In particular, they analyze how power and the politics of organizing can be re-visited by m...
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Contemporary work keeps departing from the traditional time-space unity of the Taylorian Age. Working everyday at the same place, during the same time, seems to be (for many but not all activities) part of an old world. The heavily emplaced, highly routinized experience of industrial ventures looks already like history in many managerial discourses...
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The Dauphine Phenomenology Workshop (DPW) is an annual event focused on continental philosophies and their relationships with social sciences in general, and Management and Organization Studies in particular. Although primarily interested in phenomenologies and post-phenomenologies, our agora also covers all major philosophical ventures linked to c...
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Dans les Milles et Une Nuits, Shéhérazade enchaine infiniment des contes dont l’inachèvement et l’incomplétude ouvre sur les suivants. Un vide annonce un futur manquant, imminent. Il le rend même urgent. Une fois révélé, dévoilé, ce futur progressivement présent génère ses propres incomplétudes, jusqu’à la plus fatale. Le processus est anonyme, san...
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Phenomenological approaches to Management and Organization Studies offer a means to problematize 'appearances' in the field, allowing us to 'see' things in a different light and uncover what is hidden from our consideration by our theoretical or ideological assumptions. This handbook aims at showing the unexpected richness and diversity of phenome...
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In this research, the process of world-making at stake in movie direction and movie images is explored. Following Deleuze and Bergson, I investigate how the process of designing and experimenting with images contributes to a prelinguistic world-making process from which multiple selves can happen. With and from an autoethnography of my experience o...
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The open science movement has reached management research and education. Around the world, management scholars discuss, probe and evaluate ways to make their work practices less ‘closed’ and more ‘open’. However, how exactly such new work practices change management knowledge and teaching depends to a large extent on the practitioners’ philosophica...
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Sub-theme 22 "Depth, verticality and invisibility: integrating space and time in MOS": https://www.egos.org/jart/prj3/egos/main.jart?rel=de&reserve-mode=active&content-id=1646195112672&subtheme_id=1604725620667
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The contributions of Merleau-Ponty to phenomenology, continental philosophy, process philosophy, and political thought are obvious—from the two founding books (based on his PhD dissertation) published in 1942 and 1945, namely, The Structure of Behavior and Phenomenology of Perception, to his final lectures at the Collège de France and his last boo...
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Perception is a central concern for phenomenology in general (Zahavi, 2018) and for Merleau-Ponty (1945, 1964) in particular. Throughout his work, from his doctoral research to his elaboration of ‘indirect ontology’, the French philosopher returned repeatedly to this process. However, he gradually moved away from the idea of a perceptual process c...
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This presentation is focused on my last book 'Apocalypse managériale' recently published in French. I discuss a core idea: management as incompleting events. In the material, temporal, visual, textual, corporeal, technical process of both folding and unveiling the world to open spaces likely to be commodified, management keeps incompleting our expe...
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Conférence de présentation de mon livre "Apocalypse managériale" auprès des étudiant.e.s de l'Université Paris Dauphine-PSL. Séminaire de recherche du master 128.
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Version intégrale (sans coupe) de mon article publié le 17 mars dans The Conversation
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1941. L’année où tout bascule. L’Europe tombe entre les mains d’Hitler. La barbarie fait son nid partout où la raison guidait le monde.Au même moment à New York, trois événements signent le commencement d’aventures apparemment très distinctes. Saint-Exupéry arrive à Manhattan. Il y rédige le mythique Petit prince. James Burnham publie son ouvrage M...
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Two traditions seem to be separated by an ocean of divergent ideas, traditions, histories and interests. Continental philosophy on the one hand, with phenomenologies, analytical philosophy and French theories, are grounded in old European traditions of intellectualism. American philosophy, on the other hand, appears as a new impetus, from transcend...
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Abstract: I propose here a nomadology of the sofa from the work of Deleuze and Guattari (1980). Families, as home port, are more and more the new time-space of our world. The house is deeply redefined. From the sofa of a dinning room, to the sofa of a coworking space or the mall next to the customer, I invite my readers to experience a new set of a...
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Décrire les transformations du travail et du management dans leur époque, les inscrire dans des processus historiques, suppose de mobiliser une véritable métaphysique de l'histoire. En m'appuyant sur les travaux tardifs de Merleau-Ponty et de Foucault, je propose ici une théorie s'appuyant sur les "différences productives".
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This 6th RGCS Symposium will deal with spaces of play. Playfulness is a major dimension of contemporary organizations and new ways of working. New work practices, new work spaces and new work temporalities rely more and more on their expected playfulness. Homo ludens is becoming a key managerial expectation. Our symposium will offer processual, phe...
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CFP of the 12th Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP) workshop about "Posthumanist Organizing and Posthumanist Management".
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In a time of hyper-individualism, building commons becomes a key task for MOS research. By means of a research protocol based on Open Learning Expeditions, a group of researchers tries to co-construct open knowledge commons in and about a specific area of a city. This protocol (entitled OWEE) is itself a knowledge commons. From a study of 32 Open L...
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The new world of work is being characterized by the emergence of what are, apparently, increasingly autonomous ways of working and living. Mobile work, coworking, flex of-fice, platform-based entrepreneurship, virtual collaborations, Do It Yourself (DIT), re-mote work, digital nomads, among others trends, epitomize ways of organizing work practice...
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Communication at the 11th OAP workshop "The Politics of Time: From Control to Self-Control".
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Tribune dans le journal Le Monde, 19 février 2021
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Dans cette sixième note de recherche RGCS, François-Xavier de Vaujany propose une réflexion politique sur le management. Et si le management était le grand point de rencontre entre les logiques de démocraties représentatives et participatives ? Et si c'était dans leurs écarts et ce à quoi ils ouvrent que le management pouvait trouver pleinement son...
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This chapter describes the ‘experience of making’ in two makerspaces, one located in France and the other in the US. In particular, this chapter focuses on three concepts – silence, atmosphere and togetherness – in order to flesh out, or make visible, the specificities of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Do-It-Together (DIT) processes in makerspaces. Craft...
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Exploring the different facets of the new world of work (including the hacker and maker movements, platform work, and digital nomadism), this edited volume sets out to investigate and theorise how these new work practices are experienced by various actors. It explores such changes at both the micro and macro levels and sets out to link them back to...
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Exploring the different facets of the new world of work (including the hacker and maker movements, platform work, and digital nomadism), this edited volume sets out to investigate and theorise how these new work practices are experienced by various actors. It explores such changes at both the micro and macro levels and sets out to link them back to...
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La rencontre... quel étrange thème de réflexion. En cette période de crise sanitaire, elle nous manque cruellement. Mais doit-elle faire partie de la vie du chercheur en sciences humaines et sociales? Faut-il la rechercher? Peut-on la rechercher? En quoi le moment d'une rencontre peut-il devenir un grand moment de visibilité? Avec le recul, je me r...
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Beyond utopia and fashionable discourses, an exploration of the lived experience of (new) ways of working. Phenomenological, critical, historical views of work, organizing and continuous novelty. Covers topics such as: mobility, remotework, peerproduction, digital nomads, digitality, gig economy, digital work, coworking, makerspaces, peasantry, rhe...
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CFP for a Special Issue to be published in Management Learning. Title: "Experiencing communality and togetherness at work: Phenomenologies of a shared existence". Guest Editors: Ann Cunliffe, Ella Hafermalz, Lucas Introna, Aurélie Leclercq-Vandelannoitte, François-Xavier de Vaujany & Thijs Willems. Deadline for submissions: March, 1st 2022
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In our world in crisis, work and life happen more and more in decentered and remote ways. Social distanciations, ephemeral mobilities, digital mediations, pervade all aspects of our lives (communicating, teaching, managing, loving, creating, justifying…). Presence is not anymore a question grounded into unique time-spaces, co-located meetings happe...
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Theme and objectives of OAP 2021 Time and temporality have long been central issues in Social Sciences and in Management & Organization Studies (MOS) in particular. Designing the Gregorian calendar was both theologically and politically meaningful for the Catholic Church. Likewise, many ‘temporal’ artifacts, such as the mechanical clock, time cloc...
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From Emerson to Thoreau and Cavell, "ordinary life" appears as an interesting landmark and concept (or "experience") to describe our lives. By means of this experiential approach of life, we discuss the necessary ordinariness of commons in collective activity.
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Cette note de recherche reprend les principaux éléments de la troisième leçon inaugurale du cours TTN (PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine) qui a pour thème "Emerson et Alexander aujourd'hui : du capitalisme ordinaire au management ordinaire de soi". Sans le mouvement de la vie ordinaire, sans cette quête incessante, l’aventureux, le nouveau, pourraie...
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Ce troisième livre blanc RGCS est une réflexion sur l'enseignement supérieur dans le contexte du coronavirus. Il insiste sur ce que cette crise rend sensible : la nécessité, plus que jamais, d'ouvrir l'université. Cinq propositions à destination des pouvoirs publics et de la société civile sont détaillées dans le document. Elles s'appuient sur les...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand how historical materialities might play a contemporary role in legitimation processes through the memorialization of history and its reproduction in the here-and-now of organizations and organizing. Design/methodology/approach – The authors briefly review the existing Management and Organization...
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This chapter argues that new ways of working imply a crisis both of communities and politics in our societies. The authors introduce the concept of ‘co-politicization’ to make sense of the transformative political power of managerial agency in society. In the context of on-going work transformations, managerial agency increasingly seems to become a...
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As a result of increased mobility, leading to phenomena such as telework, remote work, flex work, and new workplaces, ‘the organization’ is no longer identified by people’s presence in a fixed location. Work itself is not grounded any more in a specific location. People do not go to work but work in mobility. As researchers, we face the challenge o...
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Réflexion sur la construction de communs par le travail ordinaire. Tribune pour ne pas oublier les modalités ordinaires de construction du social à partir du travail et du management. Le travail ne contribue pas qu'à des constructions sociétales (plus que jamais écologiques). Il est aussi un grand contributeur au social. Dans le monde de demain, ce...
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Work and organization increasingly happen in transit. People meet in coffee shops and write emails from their phones while waiting for buses or sitting outdoors on benches. Business meetings are held in airports and projects are run from laptops during travel. We take the street as a place where organizing in transit accumulates. While the organiza...
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PPTs of the first presentation of the Open Seminar launched in March 2020. Explores the issue of commons and the sense of togetherness in a world of social distanciation. In the context of the COVID19 crisis, the idea is to start a specific set of live, open, co-creative seminars focused on ongoing, hot, major issues for society, organizations and...
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Digital nomadism, a mobile lifestyle that encompasses a wide array of professional endeavours, ranging from corporate remote workers to digital entrepreneurs, has benefitted from a steadily growing appeal. Despite this, there is a dearth of research exploring the premises and development of digital nomadism. This paper is concerned with the image o...
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Call For Papers of the 4th Dauphine Phenomenology Workshop. Université Paris-Dauphine, September, 25th 2020. DRM, M&O and MOST teams
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The increasingly popular expression ‘collaborative economy’ seems to imply explicit, visible and ultimately ‘noisy’ work practices; collaborating requires expressing things, which is a ‘noisy’ phenomenon in itself. Paradoxically, most contemporary work environments (e.g. open-space oriented or mobile in the context of public spaces) appear to be la...
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Note préparatoire de la seconde leçon inaugurale du cours "Transformations du Travail & Numérique" (TTN). Année 2019. Conversation avec la phénoménologies simondienne des objets techniques. Application aux instruments de gestion contemporains et leurs liens avec les transformations du travail.
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More and more researchers interested in social studies and humanities explore the methodological possibilities of the practice of walking in the context of public and semi-public spaces (e.g. streets, squares, third-spaces, public gardens...). Scientific fields involved are as diverse as geography. [1] , sociology [2] , organization studies [3] , m...
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CFP of the 10th Organizations, Artifacts & Practices (OAP) worksop which will be hosted by University of California, Berkley on June, 24th-25th 2020. The topic will be "Responsibility and Accountability in the Digital Era".
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Both shaping and shaped by technological, economic and social facets, the world of work has witnessed a wide array of changes. This review article sets out to provide a synthesis of some of the main directions and insights of existing research connected to the new world of work. In particular, we approached the topic of new work practices through f...
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It was a hot, sunny day at the Academy of Management's Annual Meeting in Chicago earlier this year. Delegates were invited to participate in a walking conversation about the future of academic publishing. The question of the promenade was clear but complex: what does it mean to publish in today's world? Here, we summarise this event and offer three...
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Les sciences ouvertes et citoyennes connaissent un intérêt croissant de la part des chercheurs, des étudiants et des activistes. L’idée de libérer et de coproduire la connaissance est déjà ancienne, mais le développement d’infrastructures digitales globales, la culture du libre, les nouveaux régimes de propriétés et les mouvements makers et hackers...
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Phenomenological, process-based and post-Marxist approaches have stressed the immanent nature of the ontogenesis of our world. The concept of performativity epitomizes these temporal, spatial and material views. Reality is always in movement itself: it is constantly materially and socially ‘performed’. Other views lead to a pre-defined world that w...
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1. Overview of our collaborative learning expedition #Lisbonmakers2019 Our last collaborative learning expedition took place in Lisbon on April, 23rd-24th. It followed the usual process of our OWEE approach: we first opened three month before our event an Eventbrite link. At this point of time, the co-production process started as we had on mind ju...
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An ever-increasing range of work activities occur in open spaces that require collective discipline, with silence emerging as a key feature of such workplace configurations. Drawing from an ethnographic examination of a makerspace in Paris, we explore the ways in which silence is incorporated into new work practices in the context of their actualiz...
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Communities and platforms pervade all aspects of the collaborative economy. Yet they exist in apparent tension. The collaborative economy is grounded in communities. These are typically characterized by isonomic relations in which the singularity of members finds its distinctiveness in being woven into mutual, collective endeavour. Yet the collabor...
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This book aims at clarifying the role of materiality, spaces, digitality and embodiment in institutional dynamics from the perspective of Management & Organization Studies. Presenting a rich set of theoretical, methodological and epistemological advances on materiality and institutions, it also gives voice to distinctive and diverse perspectives on...
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Call For Papers of the 3rd Dauphine Phenomenology Workshop (DPW), an annual event gathering researchers interested in phenomenological and post-phenomenological approaches of work, management, organizing, new modes of organization and collective activity. Ontological discussions about experience, space, time, corporeity, politics.
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Collaborative work practices are being transformed through the growth of co-working in urban third spaces, makerspaces, fab labs, incubators, accelerators and digital labs. This paper is based on a 2-year project carried out by a network of academics and practitioners interested in new work practices in the collaborative economy, focusing particula...
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De Vaujany et al. examine the relationship between institutional logics, materiality and organizational legitimacy. They analyze how organizations, immersed in a context characterized by competing logics, jointly involve space and institutional logics in their legitimacy claims. To examine the role that material practices play in conveying legitima...
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Institutional literature remains largely discursive and judgemental in its approach of legitimation as a process. Legitimation is rarely described as an (embodied) experience constituting a legitimate space and time for those involved in it. Spatialization (i.e. the constitution of space in and through human activities) and temporalization (i.e. th...
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The chapters in this book have illuminated four building blocks of debates about materiality in institutions: objects and artifacts, digitality and information, space and time, bodies and embodiment. Each block has been an opportunity to stress the relationships between theoretical, epistemological, methodological and ontological debates on institu...
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In recent years, scholars of organizations and management have embraced the “material turn” in the social sciences (Boxenbaum et al. 2018; Leonardi et al. 2012; Carlile et al. 2013a, b; de Vaujany and Mitev 2013; Robichaud and Cooren 2013). The material turn seeks to investigate and theorize the unique roles that materiality, including bodies, arti...
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http://theconversation.com/what-will-work-look-like-in-2030-108780
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Les travaux de Maurice Merleau-Ponty ont essentiellement porté sur l’expérience, la vie vécue et le rôle de la corporéité. Si les gestes, les perceptions, la chair, l’intercorporéité sont omniprésents dans l’œuvre du philosophe, la technologie semble particulièrement invisible. Est-ce parce qu’elle se fond dans le geste et dans l’expérience ? Rien...
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The chapters in this book have illuminated four building blocks of debates about materiality in institutions: objects and artifacts, digitiality and information, space and time, bodies and embodiment. Each block has been an opportunity to stress the relationships between theoretical, epistemological, methodological and ontological debates on instit...
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In this introduction we discuss three aspects of the ongoing engagement of institutional research with materiality, which collectively design the specific approach taken in this book. First, we discuss the way the increasing attention to materiality is structuring how institutional researchers think about the main conceptual components of instituti...
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This book aims at clarifying the role of materiality, spaces, digitality and embodiment in institutional dynamics from the perspective of Management & Organization Studies. Presenting a rich set of theoretical, methodological and epistemological advances on materiality and institutions, it also gives voice to distinctive and diverse perspectives on...
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This essay illustrates how a materiality perspective can illuminate the emergence and diffusion of rumors. Organization studies have also investigated rumours in the organizational and market settings. In this paper, we explore three modes of information-spread in relation to rumours (classical, digital type 1, digital type 2) and their materializa...
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Le travail se transforme et avec lui toute la société. Les débats sur son futur ont été particulièrement vifs ces trois dernières années, (re)lancés par les discussions autour du digital, du travail indépendant, des pluri-actifs (slashers), du revenu universel, ou encore de questions sur les nouvelles formes de management, de solidarité et de gouve...
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This book aims at clarifying the role of materiality, spaces, digitality and embodiment in institutional dynamics from the perspective of Management & Organization Studies. Presenting a rich set of theoretical, methodological and epistemological advances on materiality and institutions, it also gives voice to distinctive and diverse perspectives on...
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Le travail se transforme et avec lui toute la société. En nous appuyant sur les réflexions de chercheurs, de consultants et d’activistes, nous détaillons ici huit tendances et quatre scénarios possibles (freelancing, salariat, revenu universel et hybridation) sur le futur du travail au sein de la société française à l’horizon 2030. Nous associons t...
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This chapter examines the relationship between institutional logics, materiality and organizational legitimacy. In particular, we try to understand how organizations, immersed in a context characterized by competing logics, jointly involve materiality and institutional logics in their legitimacy claims. We examine the role that material practices p...
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Legitimacy and legitimation are key topics of the management literature. In the 70s and 80s, legitimating mainly meant convincing and sticking to the rules of a dominant external stakeholder (with a stable set of preferences) that needed to be convinced. Today, other processes have emerged. They are more and more crowd-based, community-grounded, va...
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SlideShare of RGCS second White Paper "Walking the Commons: Drifting Together in the City"
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In this article, we ethnographically explore how tour guides convey different embodied experiences of space and place during tours of collaborative spaces. These tours draw on participants’ embodied experience and emotions in order to reveal the invisible dimensions of everyday activities of collaborative spaces, in particular their different organ...
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This second RGCS white paper is focused on a new research practice and method co-designed by members of our network: Open Walked Event-Based Experimentations (OWEE). The protocol consists in a free, several day long learning expedition in a city, which brings together different stakeholders (academics, entrepreneurs, activists, makers, journalists,...
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As researchers and/or entrepreneurs, we have been absorbing cultural knowledge of collaboration, entrepreneurship, coworker and maker movements for a number of years. We often face and hear about how to become disruptive by two keywords: opening and hacking. Between July 25 and 28, 2018, we co-created a rich learning expedition organized by the Res...
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Between the 25 th and the 28 th of July 2018, I have had the opportunity to participate to a very rich learning expedition organized by the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS), an alternative academic network about new work practices inspired by open science and citizen science cultures. The expedition called #hackingday2018 consisted in...
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As researchers and/or entrepreneurs, we have been absorbing cultural knowledge of collaboration, entrepreneurship, self-made men, coworker and maker movements for a few years. We often face and hear about how to become disruptive by two keywords: opening and hacking. Between the 25th and the 28th of July 2018, we co-created a very rich learning exp...
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Collaborative work practices are being transformed through the growth of co-working in urban third spaces, makerspaces, fab labs, incubators, accelerators and digital labs. This paper is based on a 2-year project carried out by a network of academics and practitioners interested in new work practices in the collaborative economy, focusing particula...