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Books published in 2021 by i3 researchers
Posted on 26 October 2021

Voyage au coeur du système de santé, 100 témoignages pour apprendre à gérer avec la crise Journey to the heart of the health system, 100 testimonies to learn to manage with the crisis le 14 octobre 2021

From April 2020 to April 2021, more than 100 interviews were conducted. They covered, on the one hand, all the actors involved: from medical students to members of ministerial cabinets, including hospital directors, doctors, caregivers, ARS and central administration officials. But also, on the other hand, the diversity of the regions concerned, in metropolitan France and in the islands. Finally, they were carried out during the different phases of the crisis, first, second and third waves. They give an overall view of the crisis in its dynamics and at all the levels that one is entitled to expect.

Hervé DUMEZ is the Director of the Centre de Recherche en Gestion (CRG) at Ecole Polytechnique, director of the Institut Interdisciplinaire de l'Innovation (i3 UMR CNRS). He is the author and co-author of numerous books and publications including Competition in Europe with Alain Jeunemaître, Accountability, New Societal Requirement and How Business Organizes Collectively with Sandra Renou.

Etienne MINVIELLE is a research director at the CNRS. He is a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique and is also attached to the Gustave Roussy Institute as a public health physician. His research on the health care system has been published in the most recognized journals in the field, including The British Medical Journal, Public Administration Review and Social Sciences and Medicine.

Ce que gérer veut dire, voyage à travers les dérives et les réinventions de l'entreprise contemporaine. What management means, a journey through the drifts and reinventions of contemporary business published on September 23, 2021

Can we build a sustainable company, state or democracy without knowing what (good) management means? In the cover illustration, two pencils draw together a shared future: this is, at least, what managing should mean. But "good management" has a history, revealing the doctrines, oversights and movements of the time. These are the ones I explore in my columns in Le Monde, collected here. And there has been no shortage of shocks: a global banking crisis, the rise of Apple mania, the pitfalls of uberization, the Volkswagen and Boeing scandals, the Rana Plaza tragedy, the climate emergency, and... a pandemic that has plunged experts and politicians into the unknown. Research has responded with a new legal concept of responsible business and by demonstrating the importance of collective creation at work. Managing well has thus taken the form of a double emancipatory challenge for us: strengthening our capacity for collective innovation while better assuming our responsibilities and the necessary solidarity in the face of threats to the world and to life. It is a journey into this future that this book proposes.

Armand HATCHUEL is a Professor of Management Sciences at Mines ParisTech / PSL University. A pioneer in the study of the dynamics of collective action, he is the author with Benoit Weil of an internationally recognized theory of creative reasoning (C-K theory). He has conducted historical and theoretical research on the epistemology of management sciences and his work with Blanche Segrestin and the Collège des Bernardins has inspired the reform of the company and the creation of "mission companies" (Loi Pacte). Fellow of the Design Society, member of the Académie des Technologies, he has received several scientific awards.

Crise Covid  et réorganisation du système de santé. Témoignages et regards croisés Covid crisis and health system reorganization. Testimonies and crossed views published on July 8, 2021

In the course of the year 2020, Covid_19 has become one of the leading causes of mortality in France and in the world, and has plunged healthcare systems into an unprecedented and undoubtedly lasting crisis. This has forced the actors to make a major revision of their representations and practices, and has put to the test many of the previous organizational schemes.

This book gives a voice to the actors - in all their diversity (hospital actors, city professionals, industrialists, researchers, etc.) - who carried out and accompanied the reorganization projects that arose during the first wave of the crisis. Far from the image of a somewhat sclerotic system incapable of organizational flexibility, the testimonies reveal, on the contrary, the plurality and agility of the approaches undertaken in this uncertain context. They also highlight one of the major challenges facing the healthcare system: the ability of stakeholders to coordinate and decompartmentalize the healthcare system and to invent new organizational schemes together. This development will allow a new representation of the system's performance to emerge, one that is not limited to the efficient - and uncoordinated - production of technical procedures.

These testimonies and the analysis proposed by the directors of the book contribute to the development of this organizational agility, which perhaps augurs the emergence of a new world of health care, while taking a distanced look at the contributions and limits of the transformations that have been born in this context.

Isabelle AUBERT is a hospital director and doctoral student in management sciences at Mines ParisTech Université PSL (CGS). She is also a lecturer in health management at Paris-Dauphine University.

Caroline JOBIN is a biomedical engineer and doctoral student in management sciences at Mines ParisTech Université PSL (CGS). She is doing her thesis in partnership with the design agency Les Sismo and the Philosophical Chair in the Hospital.

Frédéric KLETZ is a research professor at Mines ParisTech Université PSL (CGS) where he conducts research on the transformation of the healthcare system. He is responsible for several training programs for students of Mines ParisTech or for hospital doctors and health professionals.


Méthodologie de la recherche qualitative. Toutes les questions clés de la démarche. Qualitative Research Methodology. All the key questions of the process published on May 27, 2021

All the concrete answers to the questions that a researcher, whether a novice or an experienced researcher, asks himself when building a qualitative research project

You are a researcher and you have chosen to go into contact with the actors of a company or an organization to interview or observe them. You have opted for a comprehensive method, generally called qualitative research. Where do you start? How do you do a literature review? Where do I get ideas? How do I describe and tell what I observe? What kind of theory should I use and produce? How can I say that what I am doing is scientific?

Whether your questions are practical, technical, or fundamental, this book will help you formulate them correctly and find ways to answer them in an original way. Clear and educational, each chapter explores a key element of the qualitative approach. It also includes a case study and a detailed bibliography.

The third edition includes supplements on research developments, a new preface, and additional bibliographic references.

Hervé DUMEZ is the Director of the Centre de Recherche en Gestion (CRG) at Ecole Polytechnique, director of the Institut Interdisciplinaire de l'Innovation (i3 UMR CNRS). He is the author and co-author of numerous books and publications including Competition in Europe with Alain Jeunemaître, Accountability, New Societal Requirement and How Business Organizes Collectively with Sandra Renou.

Rethinking through science and technology studies published May 4, 2021

This volume seeks to offer a new approach to the study of music through the lens of recent works in science and technology studies (STS), which propose that facts are neither absolute truths, nor completely relative, but emerge from an intensely collective process of construction. Applied to the study of music, this approach enables us to reconcile the human, social, factual, and technological aspects of the musical world, and opens the prospect of new areas of inquiry in musicology and sound studies.

Rethinking Music through Science and Technology Studies draws together a wide range of both leading and emerging scholars to offer a critical survey of STS applications to music studies, considering topics ranging from classical music instrument-making to the ethos of DIY in punk music. The book’s four sections focus on key areas of music study that are impacted by STS: organology, sound studies, music history, and epistemology. Raising crucial methodological and epistemological questions about the study of music, this book will be relevant to scholars studying the interactions between music, culture, and technology from many disciplinary perspectives.

Antoine HENNION is Professor at Mines ParisTech, and the former Director of the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation. He has written extensively on the sociology of music, media, and cultural industries.

Christophe LEVAUX is a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Liège, Belgium. His research focuses on approaches to 20th-century American music and Actor-Network Theory.

La jungle de l'innovation. Comment survivre et prospérer ? The Innovation Jungle. How to survive and thrive? published on April 7, 2021

Lost in the jungle... This is what it feels like as soon as you try to innovate. Whether you're a CEO, CTO, CFO, R&D manager, project manager, lab manager, entrepreneur, student or just curious, you're bombarded with methods and concepts that all promise the moon. From design thinking to business model canvas, via blue ocean, lean and agility: frankly, it's enough to get lost!
Yet the explorer needs to see things clearly before venturing into the jungle, or investing his fortune in a project. Beyond the effects of fashions, this book will help you to manage your innovation process. How to deploy your strategy in a capricious climate? What are the key species most likely to survive and develop? How to reconcile financial and innovation approaches? How to tackle new areas of innovation, linked to the major societal and environmental issues of our time?
Based on the experience of several hundred start-up or innovation projects in a wide variety of organizations, Rémi Maniak and Nicolas Mottis highlight some of the major laws of the innovation jungle, an indispensable guide to not only surviving - which is not bad enough - but also thriving in it.

Rémi MANIAK is a Professor at the École Polytechnique and a researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Gestion (I3-CRG). He teaches strategy and innovation management. He has published numerous articles and books on these subjects, notably on the basis of studies conducted in public and private organizations.

Nicolas MOTTIS is a Professor at the École Polytechnique and Director of the Executive Master. He is the author of several books and numerous academic and professional publications on performance management, innovation management, corporate governance, CSR and sustainable finance.

Les entreprises hyper-puissantes. Géants et Titans, la fin du modèle global ? Hyper-powerful companies. Giants and Titans, the end of the global model? published on April 7, 2021

From Walmart to Ikea, from Microsoft to Apple, from Huawei to Airbus, the global giants and digital titans are leading the way and widening the gap with the rest of the pack, regardless of the criteria used - productivity, innovation, international expansion, market share or profit.
But hasn't the "very big" become "too big"? This book does not simply analyze in detail the reasons for the success of hyper-powerful companies. It shows that they contribute to increasing inequalities and undermine democracies through their power over consumers.
However, the gods of Olympus - the States - have not said their last word. Everywhere, the fightback is being organized. At the same time, technological nationalism and geopolitical fragmentation are at work between China, the United States and Europe, signs of de-globalization in progress. Will this changeover mark the end of forty years of continuous expansion for the Giants and the Titans?

François LEVEQUE is a professor at Mines-ParisTech Université PSL, where he teaches economics. He has also taught at the University of California at Berkeley. His research work at the École des Mines focuses on economics and competition law. He founded one of the very first economics consulting firms specializing in antitrust cases.