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Innovation et dynamique de l'implication professionnelle : le cas d'une recherche-action dans le champ de l'administration universitaire

Abstract : This thesis deals with implicational dynamics following the implementation of an innovation in the field of university administration. Our concern has been to question these dynamics set up within the framework of an action-research process starting from heterogeneous anchorages not reducible to each other but supplementary. The innovation in question sends back to the implementation of a participative and co-constructed approach allowing the professionals who are involved there to pass from a so-called status of agents to a status of co-authors of collective actions. By means of a diachronic study in two phases of data collection through interviews, we have tried to measure the potential effects of this approach on the interviewed professionals’ implicational (hypothesis 1), representational (hypothesis 2), and identity (hypothesis 3) dynamics. The results enriched and supported by several stages of investigational feedback allow us to point out that professional implication expresses itself in forms of being and acting qualitatively different between one period of data collection and the other. Innovation co-constructed within the framework of research-action has notably led to a strengthening of identity, a reinforced sense of control, progress in the professional perception of the work of the administrative professionals interviewed, this one switching from a rather indistinct representation to a collectively assumed representation. Therefore these results bring us to register our work in a prospect of permanent professionalization where innovation and action-research allow the emergence of a logic of reinforced professionalism in the actors involved. Moreover by approaching the whole process as part of a transitional space, we question whether innovation and action- research can be vectors of emancipation.
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Lucile Courtois. Innovation et dynamique de l'implication professionnelle : le cas d'une recherche-action dans le champ de l'administration universitaire. Education. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017TOU20054⟩. ⟨tel-02128477⟩

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