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Groupe de Recherche ANgevin en Économie et Management

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Research Collective on Transformative Dynamics and Collaborative Innovations

Collectif de recherche sur les DYNAmiques de transforMation et Innovations CollaborativeS




A growing number of organizations are now seeking to promote collective intelligence by mobilizing employees, researchers, users and associations in the region as players in innovative projects. Through collaborative innovation practices within the framework of fab labs, living labs, association collectives, collaborative platforms or neighborhood councils, for example, the objective is to provide answers to societal challenges that are both original and rooted in the territory.

In this context, the objective of co-dynamics is to constitute a transdisciplinary research network, to understand what promotes a dynamic of collaborative innovation. This approach is based on the organization of seminars and an international conference, on the sites of the University of Angers or Le Mans University.

The monthly research seminars aim to bring together complementary perspectives on collaborative innovation, provided by researchers from different disciplines (management, sociology, geography, info-com...), both French and international. These seminars are also open to professionals.

The international conference INNOVESS, organized by the ESS Chair and the ARGUMANS laboratory in Le Mans University in collaboration with Codynamics, will focus on November 19 and 20, 2020 on the theme "Social innovation in SSE in an international and territorial perspective".


Organizing team

Frédérique Chédotel, Pr in management, GRANEM, Angers University
Eric Bidet, sociologist and lecturer in management, ARGUMANS, Le mans University
In collaboration with Guillaume Denos, PhD student



Workshop # 1 : Codynamics conference

  • Investing in socially innovative projects? Socio-genesis and daily practices in the implementation of Social Impact Contracts in France
    Presentation by Vincenzo Buffa, Management, University of Angers, GRANEM
  • Revealing for better management: study of a system to deal with the tensions linked to the emergence of social innovation projects
    Presentation by Guillaume Denos, Management, University of Angers, GRANEM

On March 24, 2020, 10:30-12:00, Board room, IAE/DEG building, University of Angers

Workshop # 2 : Codynamics conference

  • Highlighting tensions within the structures of integration through economic activity (SIA)
    Intervention by Eric Afou'ou, Management, Univ. Angers, GRANEM
  • Intervention by Sihem Mammar El Hadj, Catholic University of the West, EGEI

On April 15, 2020, 2-4 pm, Boardroom, University of Angers, France


Registration: by invitation
June 2, 2020, 11am-4pm, room to be defined, IAE/DEG building, University of Angers

Workshop # 4 : Codynamics conference

Ongoing scheduling
June 16, 2020, Le Mans University

International Research Day

"Social innovation in SSE from an international and territorial perspective".
Call for Papers and link to the conference website, coming soon
November 19 and 20, 2020, Le Mans University
A Codynamics plenary working group will take place on November 19, 2020.
Registration to the working group: by invitation



Project funded by the CPER DI2L2S, in the framework of the call for projects "Maturation"