Management practices in a context of emancipatory social innovation. Insights and reflections from the French Quebec experience
Martine Vezina (Ph.D.), Associate professor, HEC Montreal, researcher affiliated to CRISES (Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES)/ Research Center on Social Innovations. Section “Organisations sociales et collectives”
Marc Lachapelle, Lecturer, HEC Montréal, Concordia University and Saint-Paul University.
Date: June 15, 2021
Time: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (CET – Central European Time); 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Montreal Time).
Can management practices be transformative of society? Under what conditions? Looking for some clues that may help to answer these questions, this workshop will focus on management models in the context of emancipatory practices of social innovation. The practical applications of social and environmental justice within social and collective organizations invite us to revisit and reconceptualize management models, theories and tools. We will discuss various issues pulled from real-life situations and develop practical and theoretical proposals rooted in the research developed at CRISES. The Center for research on social innovations (Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales, CRISES) is a Research Group funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FQRSC). It brings together around a hundred researchers whose work focuses on social innovations and social transformations. The Centre’s current scientific program (2020-2027) targets the contribution of social innovations to social and environmental justice in four areas: social policies and practices, territories and living environments, social and collective organizations and, and finally, work and employment.
Martine Vezina is associate professor in the management department at HEC Montreal. She teaches management in the areas of social and collective economy, social innovation and strategic change management. She is interested in better understanding social and collective organisations from the perspective of their management specificities at different stages of their development from a resources-based perspective. She is interested in social innovation processes adopted by large institutionalised organisations involved in the social economy. Her recent research interest is at the crossroads of social economy organisations and circular economy, trying to build bridges between socially and technically oriented innovations. She is member of CRISES (Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales et la transformation sociale), CIRIEC-Canada and TIESS (Territoires innovants en économie sociale et solidaire).
Marc D. Lachapelle is a lecturer in social innovation and sociology of the organizations at HEC Montréal, Concordia and Saint-Paul University. His main interests are in management of alternative organizations and social innovation. Moreover, he works as a researcher at the CRITS on subject related to research and pedagogical engaged practices He is actually pursuing his Ph.D. on organization paradoxes in alternative organizations at ESG-UQAM.
Others: Three panelists will be selected among field practitioners to stimulate discussion with the audience around “real-life cases”.