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Date(s) - 26 mars 2020
12 h 15 min - 14 h 00 min

François-Xavier de Vaujany
Full professor
University Paris-Dauphine
Management & Organization

Date: Jeudi 26 mars
Heure: 12h15 à 14h00
Lieu: HEC Montréal
Salle: CPA du Québec (1er étage, section verte)
Conférence donnée en anglais. Apportez votre lunch, café et jus seront servis!

Most theories of communities rely on spatial concepts and spatial views (“in”/”out”, “layers”, “steps”, “space” or “place” views). I defend here a temporal and narrative view of communalization processes and argue that what is precisely at stake in most collective dynamics today is a twofold temporal rupture. By means of concepts borrowed from the hermeneutic phenomenology of Paul Ricoeur, I try to offer a vocabulary to describe these temporal ruptures. I then use the collaborative ethnography of two learning expeditions in the public spaces of Paris and Berlin to explore and experiment practices likely to make sensible the temporality at stake in contemporary work. A three days learning expedition in Berlin about the so-called “Future of work” and another learning expedition in Paris about the past of work from the Middle Age to the second empire is used to collaboratively document and reflect the lack of continuities and discontinuities necessary for communalization processes. Public experience (e.g. of the process of walking on the street) and open narratives both appear as very promising contexts to make sensible temporalities missing for communalization process. As a conclusion, I discuss implications both for academic and entrepreneurial work practices.

Author’s bio

François-Xavier de Vaujany is professor of Management & Organization Studies at PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine and visiting research professor at NYU. His research is focused on the emergence and legitimation of new modes of organizing and new forms of management. His ongoing work explores collaborative practices in open contexts, i.e. offline and online contexts in which true encounters and serendipity happen. His descriptions rely on hermeneutic phenomenologies and experiential perspectives of management and organizing. François-Xavier’s work has been published both in top-tier MOS (Organization Science, Organization Studies, Organization, JMI, JMH, Management & Organizational History…) and MIS (Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, I&O, JIT, ITP, SJIS…) journals. He has been the recipient of several best research awards, e.g.the best paper award of the Academy of Management (OCIS) in 2013, the best paper award of the Fondation Paris-Dauphine in 2015 and the AIM-CIGREF award in 2019.

Cette conférence est organisée conjointement par le GéPS, la Chaire en gestion stratégique en contexte pluraliste et le Département de management de HEC Montréal.