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Carnet de voyage : regards croisés sur les makers et l’entrepreneuriat au Sénégal

Carnet de voyage : regards croisés sur les makers et l’entrepreneuriat au Sénégal

By Julie Fabbri, EM Lyon; Amadou Lô, Toulouse Business School ; Christian Gnekpe, Toulouse Business School ; Pauline Fatien Diochon, SKEMA Business School et Thibault Daudigeos, Grenoble École de Management (GEM)

Dans le cadre de la 28ᵉ conférence annuelle organisée par l’association internationale de management stratégique francophone (#AIMS2019) à Dakar (Sénégal) du 11 au 14 juin 2019, cinq enseignants-chercheurs résidant en France croisent leurs ressentis. L’organisation de cette édition en Afrique est l’occasion de poser la question de la signification et de l’adaptation de l’entrepreneuriat, et plus largement du management africain/en Afrique. Retours sur trois journées riches en réflexions et émotions au pays de l’hospitalité et de la débrouille.

Cet article est republié à partir de The Conversation sous licence Creative Commons. Lire l’article original.


Ne jamais faire confiance à un pélican, même domestiqué…

Deux femmes et trois hommes. Deux Africains et

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Walking from Montmartre to Montreuil

Walking from Montmartre to Montreuil

By Tadashi Uda (Hokkaido University)

The view from Sacré-Coeur was great. As the terrain in the center of Paris is relatively flat, I could look over the city from there for the first time after coming to Paris.

We found a map at the side of the stairs in front of Basilique. The cityscape of Paris seen from the Sacré-Coeur in 1939 was drawn. I was surprised that there was no big difference between the current landscape and the picture drawn. I wonder if there is a “mega” city that has not changed the figure for 80 years in Japan (Even in Kyoto, the city/landscape has changed a lot except historical sites and a part of areas). The change of the cityscape in Tokyo is tremendous.

Things around us in Paris and Tokyo, for example are almost same. However, I came up with the question that how the difference in

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RGCS Paper Factory #1

RGCS Paper Factory #1

Program – OWEE paper workshop  

“RGCS Paper Factory #1”

3-5 June 2019, Dauphine University (Paris)

 

Coordinators : Olivier Irrmann & François-Xavier de Vaujany

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-workshop-owee-61782133023

Location: Université Paris Dauphine - Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75016 Paris – Meeting at the entrance hall of the university main building.

 

Once upon a Walk

In 2016, we began a collective adventure about a collaborative learning expedition we called OWEE (for "Open Walked Event-Based Experimentations"). Since then, we organized 23 OWEEs, wrote a White Paper and started a research project focused on OWEE. This has already produced paper conferences (at LAEMOS, EGOS, AOM, OAP...) and we are now shifting to the stage of writing collaboratively academic articles about these experimentations.

 

The objectives of the workshop

On June 3-5 2019 (Monday to Wednesday) we will organize at Dauphine a collaborative writing workshop about the potential of OWEE learning

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Street Art: Who Holds the Wall?

Street Art: Who Holds the Wall?

By Renée Zachariou

The promise was enticing, and the menu quite mysterious: OWEE (Open Walked Event-based Experimentations) is a research protocol conducted by international researchers. After several experiments all over the world (in Tokyo and London), a tour in the 13th district of Paris was concocted, open to all. It is difficult to give a precise definition of OWEE without giving in to tautology: it is an experiment, while walking, while seeking. You’re welcome.

For this day dedicated to Street Art, we meet at 9 am on a gray Thursday in front of the square Luis Say (founder of Beghin-Say and, fun fact, brother of the liberal economist Jean-Baptiste Say), at the exit of the metro Glacière. Facing us, three facades completely covered with murals. On the left, a delicately rendered cat from the French artist C215, in front, a « freedom-equality-fraternity » muse in the iconic Obey style, on … Read more

Co-producing Traces From Our Walked Discussions: The Use of Digital Tools

Co-producing Traces From Our Walked Discussions: The Use of Digital Tools

By François-Xavier de Vaujany and Viviane Sergi

 

Our learning expeditions and field trips following the OWEE protocol have often resulted in co-produced traces by means of various tools: posts on blogs (e.g. RGCS WordPress, the Conversation, LSE Business Review, LSE impact blog…) written by coordinators during and after the event, social networks (in particular Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), geolocalization systems (e.g. Samsung health systems) but also more specific collaborative technologies such as Stample or Framapads. The use of these tools aimed at narrating our events as they were happening, learning and reflecting from them, searching for political impact through better integrative and connective narratives.

We would like here to give a short feedback about two technologies we used: Framapads and Twitter and how they help us to co-produce reflexive traces of our events.

 

  1. Framapad: great open technology, but atmosphere and animation are key

 

Framapad is a great … Read more

Managing Indoor and Outdoor Times in Learning Expeditions

Managing Indoor and Outdoor Times in Learning Expeditions

By Aurore Dandoy & François-Xavier de Vaujany

 

This summer, walking has been a trendy topic in French bookstores. Presented either as healthy practice, an opportunity for true, reflexive loneliness, a possibility to explore a territory, a new managerial approach or a political engagement, walk is an embodied practice at the heart of numerous trends and fashions today. Indeed, it is a very old practice. Aristotle taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens. Beyond the peripatetic school, situationists (with the practice of ‘drifting’) or revolutionaries (through walk as a protest) have all settled practice as a movement with possible political connotations.

Walk is also an experience. Moving from one place to another (see vignette 1 below) without thinking about it, there is something lived in-between. Walking as a group of researchers outside university walls is an intriguing liminal experience. For academics (and probably entrepreneurs…) experimenting … Read more

Notes as gestures: The use of log books in ethnographical work

Notes as gestures: The use of log books in ethnographical work

By François-Xavier de Vaujany and Albane Grandazzi

 

Our learning expeditions in collaborative spaces and our ethnographies of new work practices have been the opportunity to use numerous diaries, reports and note books to keep a trace of what we saw, what people said or what we felt.

Such a practice is not new in ethnography and auto-ethnography. Ethnographers have always collected and self-produced the narrative traces of their experience. They have always done it asynchronously (e.g. at the end of the day…) or synchronously (in the flow of what they were observing). We would like to stress here an embodied, material, visible aspect of ethnography as a practice: the gesturing of notes, sketches, traces of our shared experience with the people and societies explored.

More than ever, in a digital, largely disembodied, world, gestures and physical movements of the ethnographer are key micro-practices on the field. Our ethnographies and … Read more

A Détour Towards Situationism: What Can OWEE Learn from “dérive”?

A Détour Towards Situationism: What Can OWEE Learn from “dérive”?

By François-Xavier de Vaujany, PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine

 

The “derive” can be translated by the notion of “drift” in English. It is has been originally put forward in by Guy Debord, a member of the Letterist International,  in the context of his “Théorie de la derive” which was formalized in the late 50s. Debord defined dérive as « a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances. » Dérive is a full improvised, an unplanned walked journey through an urban landscape. Still according to Debord, the maximum number of participants is three, which makes it possible to keep the integrity of the group in the process of improvisation. Through “derive”, participants are expected to suspend their everyday relations and « let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there ». Dérive … Read more

MIT and Harvard: When Elite Institutions Hack & Open Knowledge

MIT and Harvard: When Elite Institutions Hack & Open Knowledge

By Aurore Dandoy, François-Xavier de Vaujany and Annie Passalacqua

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MIT hackathon, 2014.
Mason Marino, Che-Wei Wang, Andrew Whitacre / Flickr, CC BY

Aurore Dandoy, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL; Annie Passalacqua, HEC Montréal et François-Xavier de Vaujany, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL

As researchers and/or entrepreneurs, we have been absorbing cultural knowledge of collaboration, entrepreneurship, coworker and maker movements for a number of years. We often face and hear about how to become disruptive by two keywords: opening and hacking. Between July 25 and 28, 2018, we co-created a rich learning expedition organized by the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS), at MIT and Harvard University, in Cambridge (Massachusetts). This alternative academic network focuses on topics about new work practices inspired by open science and citizen science cultures.

The starting point of our learning expedition was our astonishment: How can elite institutions (in particular, … Read more

Fab lab and D-Lab at MIT: Two different philosophies of innovation?

Fab lab and D-Lab at MIT: Two different philosophies of innovation?

Between the 25th and the 28th of July 2018, I have had the opportunity to participate to a very rich learning expedition organized by the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS), an alternative academic network about new work practices inspired by open science and citizen science cultures.

The expedition called #hackingday2018 consisted in a set of visits and reflexive discussions about Boston’s academic, entrepreneurial and innovative eco-system*. We followed a protocol combining planed with improvised visits following the flow of discussions and questions of the event itself (see the OWEE protocol for more details). More than two thirds of the visits were thus improvised. The protocol also relies on openness (anybody can register for free via an Eventbrite link) and long walked times alternating visits and other seated times. Social media, blogs and videos are used to extend the event in time and space, and link it to … Read more