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Comprendre la continuité d'un processus collectif d'innovation avec une théorie du véhicule : application au cas d'un projet collaboratif européen.

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to understand what makes the continuity of a collective innovation process. It is based upon three theoretical fields : the innovation process theories (like the Actor Network Theory, the CK Design theory), theories that describe innovators aggregations (seen as networks or as communities) and Process Analysis, recently developed ins the LEST laboratory, which proposes a set of concepts that can be used to describe and understand the temporal developing of social processes. Our research is empirically grounded in the case study of a European collaborative project in the electronic field. This case was followed during a participative observation during four years. Then, the collected data was coded for an explanatory interpretation. This work allow us to propose the following thesis : what explains the temporal continuity of an innovation process, its remanence to change, its ability to overcome obstacles, is the existence of a vehicle that holds the process. This vehicle is an assembling of social ingredients. These ingredients are of various types : individuals, organisations, technical tools, inscriptions, etc. This vehicle is changing due to motors effects. It allows a reasoning deployment because of it's temporal coupling with past. We illustrate this theory using the metaphor of the Christopher Columbus explanatory voyage. Finally, this thesis brings new proposals to the existing theories describing collective innovation process, due to the fact that the vehicle theory restores the dialogue between the cognitive and the social sides of the innovation process. It also allows us to propose managerial recommendations dedicated to the innovation practitioners and to institutions in charge of implementing supportive policies for innovation.
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Guillaume Pérocheau. Comprendre la continuité d'un processus collectif d'innovation avec une théorie du véhicule : application au cas d'un projet collaboratif européen.. Gestion et management. Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00448758⟩

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