Unplugged -Academic Non Fiction The dinner: How can we explain management research just before dessert?

François-Xavier de Vaujany 1
1 Management & Organisation
DRM - Dauphine Recherches en Management
Abstract : Creative non fiction in journalism uses narrative means from fiction to highlight dramatic tensions of reality and thus put the subjectivity of authors at the heart of the writing process to approach unfolding experience and practice from ordinary people. Life of academics is punctuated with astonishing, ordinary, ceremonial or dramatics scenes which sometimes take place in liminal spaces but may constitutes a core social piece of the research practice. The unplugged " academic non fiction " section is dedicated to share these moments. It could have been a nice dinner like so many others: a relaxing moment with some friends. Agnès and Pierre arrived at the house with plenty of time, a beautiful chocolate cake, and a marvelous bouquet of flowers. Agnès is a former sociology student who has worked for over ten years (with increasing detachment) in an HR department. Pierre is a strategy consultant, convinced that the devil is in the detail, and that everything is " potentially strategic. " We had also invited another old friend, Alain, a customer advisor at a bank. With my wife and my son, all the ingredients of a good evening were assembled. Yet it is at the approach of a very promising asparagus risotto that the anger-inducing question was posed …
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François-Xavier de Vaujany. Unplugged -Academic Non Fiction The dinner: How can we explain management research just before dessert?. M@n@gement, AIMS (Association internationale de management stratégique), 2016, 19, pp.330 - 334. ⟨hal-01516525⟩



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