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Séminaire de recherche « Entreprise, Responsabilité Research seminar “Entreprise, Responsibilité et Civilisation” with Armand Hatchuel, professor at MINES ParisTech
07 October 2021 • 16h-18h • Présentiel et en visio conférence

What it means to manage Travel through the drifts and reinventions of contemporary business.

Discutants : Charlotte Demonsant (MINES ParisTech), Cédric Poivret (Université Gustave Eiffel)

Can we build a company, a state or a sustainable 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 Le Monde columns, collected here. And there has been no shortage of shocks: a global banking crisis, the rise of Apple mania, the pitfalls of Uberisation, 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. This book proposes a journey into this future that is already here.


Armand HATCHUEL is a Professor of Management Sciences at MINES ParisTech, PSL University, he co-founded the Chaire Théorie & Méthodes de la Conception innovante and the Chaire Théorie de l’Entreprise. Modèles de gouvernance et création collective. 

This conference will take place in a hybrid version. Please register by email (chaire-te@mines-paristech.fr) indicating whether you wish to attend face-to-face or remotely. We will adapt these measures according to the health conditions.



07 October 2021
16 h 00 min - 18 h 00 min
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