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Événements marquants et (re)construction de sens des dirigeants de l'économie sociale

Abstract : The present research work focuses on the relation between significant professional life events and the meaning (re)construction dynamics regarding individual biographies. The attempt here is to understand how CEOs within social economy enterprises, operate meaning (re)constructions in relation to their professional activity and to themselves, when they live/evoke the events they consider significant in their professional lives. The interest of this approach is to discuss the links between lifelong learning, professional activity and (re)construction of individuals with a diachronic perspective. Society expect CEOs to construct meaning (Vidaillet, 1996; Barbier, 2011). This expectation is all the stronger with the leaders of the social economy, that their culture advocates economic practices respectful of values such as solidarity or cooperation, in a process that is democratic and ultimately emancipatory for individuals. The stakes of meaning are thus double for these leaders: on the one side, it constitutes a matter of their work as leaders; on the other side, it is essential to them as members of social economy culture. To evoke the significant events, invites leaders to elaborate on their professional lives as from real situations. Two hypothesis are discussed here: significant events would constitute ruptures in the dynamics of meaning construction and these events would relay culture meanings. The theoretical frame corresponds to a multi-referential approach (Ardoino; Souto): cultural psychology (Brunner) narrative psychology (Crossely), lifelong learning theories (Souto, Barbier), psycho-sociology and hermeneutics (Gadamer) perspectives are used to explore the notion of event.Non-directive interviews with 13 leaders produced 39 accounts of personal experiences. The narrative analysis center on the components of each account to understand the dynamics of (re)constructions of lived/ evoked/ triggered meaning. The results are of two types: from a theoretical point of view the analysis of significant professional life events conceives them as the dynamic articulation of goal expectations, action principles, temporalities associated to the situations lived by the leaders. Besides, the structure of the narratives and their themes, reveal the collective character of the (re)construction and the elements masked by the social economy culture. From a praxeological point of view, the characteristics of the professional life events accounts may interest trainers who apply this method.
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Daniela Rodriguez. Événements marquants et (re)construction de sens des dirigeants de l'économie sociale. Education. Conservatoire national des arts et metiers - CNAM, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017CNAM1142⟩. ⟨tel-01829849⟩

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