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.
« Educating the sighted: When activists reorganize solidarity by prefiguring new social scripts of help and interaction » (Organization) – Lisa BUCHTER
We are pleased to announce the publication of a recent article from Lisa Buchter in Organization Ref: Buchter, Lisa. 2022. « Educating the Sighted: When Activists Reorganize Solidarity by Prefiguring New Social Scripts of Help and Interaction ». Organization 29(2):...
NWe are pleased to announce the publication of a recent article from Elise Lobbedez in The conversation Ref: Elise Lobbedez, ""Convois de la liberté": les "gilets jaunes" en héritage ?", The Conversation, 14 février 2022 Abstract : Alors qu’il était...
« Immersion in Organizational Ethnography: Four Methodological Requirements to Immerse Oneself in the Field » (Organizational Research Methods) – Guillaume DUMONT
We are pleased to announce the publication of a recent article from Guillaume Dumont in Organizational Research Methods Ref: Dumont, Guillaume. 2022. « Immersion in Organizational Ethnography: Four Methodological Requirements to Immerse Oneself in the Field »....
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