OCE Research Center
OCE Research Centre
emlyon business school OCE Research Centre gathers a community of researchers including both permanent professors and PhD & doctoral students of emlyon business school, all moved by values of conviviality and engagement. We share the idea that doing good research in a very productivity- and competition-driven academic environment, supposes the maintenance of strong collectives.
People’s everyday experience at work
OCE was born in 2004, with the initial conviction that research interested in organizations, work and management, would benefit from critical and political perspectives, encouraging the understanding of organizational and institutional dynamics from the capture of people’s everyday experience at work.
Today, our scientific endeavor is strongly influenced by the unprecedented rapid transformation of the organizational and corporate world. We strive to grasp how people invent and maintain creative ways of “staying alive”, to transform their lives, as well as the contexts in which they live, in the contemporary ruthless neo-liberal context. This goes beyond investigating corporate workplaces: social transformation also happens in other contexts, such as communities, cities, social media, etc.
These are complex stories to tell and analyze, that require intensive fieldwork: micro-sociological dynamics in turbulent workplaces, collective mobilization, the fate of communities in liquid societies, the future of work and workers… are examples of these stories we strive to tell. Our current topics of interest cover a wide range of issues that can only be tackled through thick descriptions permitted by qualitative and ethnographic forms of investigation.
We are pleased to announce our next OCE Research Seminar: Scarlett Salman (LISIS – Université Gustave Eiffel) will join us on November 23rd to discuss her recent book : Aux bons soins du capitalisme. Le coaching en entreprise. (Presses de Sciences Po, 2021) The talk...
« From Secrecy to Public Containment: The Role of Hybrid Spaces in the Governance of Nuclear Crises in France » (Social Forces) – Valérie ARNHOLD
We are pleased to announce the publication of a recent article from Valerie Arnhold in Social Forces : Ref: Valerie Arnhold, From Secrecy to Public Containment: The Role of Hybrid Spaces in the Governance of Nuclear Crises in France, Social Forces, 2022, soac087...
The 2022 ASQ (Administrative Science Quartely) Dissertation Award has gone to Lisa Buchter for her article “Escaping the Ellipsis of Diversity: Insider Activists' Use of Implementation Resources to Influence Organization Policy.” The committee was particularly...
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