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Thomas PARIS

Affiliate Professor

Centre Entrepreneuriat et innovation

Charge de Recherches au CNRS
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Biography

Thomas Paris has a Ph.D. in Management Science, he is currently researcher at NRS (GREG HEC), and associate-researcher at CRG Ecole polytechnique.

He has become a specialist in the field of creative industries (movie and TV, music, fashion, book, architecture, advertising, high cooking, industrial design.). He carries research both on the creation management and on the economical and regulatory points of view. He also works on innovation management and organizational learning, in partnership with big companies and start-ups.

As an affiliate professor at HEC Paris, he has created a course about Creation management. He's involved in the Master program of Ecole polytechnique. He hosts the Creation seminar at the Ecole de Paris du management.

Scientific articles

Developing knowledge from entrepreneurial actions – toward a taxonomy

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 2017, vol. 24, n° 4, pp 793-813, (in coll. with S. JOUINI, S. BUREAU)

Resolving the commitment-flexibility dilemna in new technology ventures

International Journal of Innovation Management, August 1st 2017, vol. 21, n° 6 - 175004, pp 1-18, (in coll. with S. JOUINI, P. SILBERZAHN)

Industries de création et territoires, une relation spécifique ?

Réseaux, June 2016, vol. 196, n° 2, pp 49-80, (in coll. with P. LÊ)

Présentation

Réseaux, June 2016, vol. 196, n° 2, pp 9-24, (in coll. with N. RAULET-CROSET)

The European Audiovisual Industry and the Digital Single Market: Trends, Issues and Policies

DigiWorld Economic Journal (formerly Communications et Strategies), IDATE, March 2016, n° 101, pp 17-40, (in coll. with A. BUSSON, J.-P. SIMON)

Managing Collective Processes in the Creative Industries: Insight from Perfumery and Haute Cuisine

Global Business and Organizational Excellence, November-December 2015, vol. 35, n° 1, pp 67-76, (in coll. with G. LANG)

Managerial cognition and the value chain in the digital music industry

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2014, vol. 83, pp 84-97, (in coll. with A. HADIDA)

Managing Transition in an Artistic Company With Entrepreneurial Management: A Case Study of Groupe Bernard Loiseau

International Journal of Arts Management, Winter 2014, vol. 16, n° 2, pp 42-54, (in coll. with F. LEROY)

Former pour entretenir et développer la créativité de l'entreprise : les leçons du Cirque du Soleil

Gestion, Montréal, Fall 2013, vol. 38, n° 3, pp 6-15, (in coll. with D. MASSÉ)

Technological Change at the Heart of the Creative Process: Insights From the Videogame Industry

International Journal of Arts Management, Winter 2013, vol. 15, n° 2, (in coll. with L. P. LE, D. Massé)

Books

La Fabrique des Start-Up – Maîtriser les clés du nouvel entrepreneuriat

Pearson - Collection Village Mondial

Howard Becker et les mondes de l'art, P. J. Benghozi, T. Paris (Eds)

Les Editions de l'Ecole Polytechnique

L'économie de la connaissance et ses territoires (Ed. en coll. avec P. Veltz)

Hermann

Les métropoles créatives

CCIP - Prospective et Entreprise

Manager la créativité - Innover en s'inspirant de Pixar, Ducasse, Les ateliers Jean Nouvel, Hermès...

Pearson

Le droit d'auteur : l'idéologie et le système

Presses Universitaires de France (PUF)

Chapters edited in books

Le leadership révélé... et renouvelé - un cas dans l'art gastronomique

L'Art Du Leadership - Diriger Une Institution D'Art, S. Cameron, J. M. Tobelem (Eds), Editions Liber

Deux experimentations dans le secteur du jeu video

Management De L'Innovation De Rupture - Nouveaux Enjeux Et Nouvelles Pratiques, C. Midler, S. Ben Mahmoud-Jouini, R. Maniak, Les Editions de l'Ecole Polytechnique, 151-165

Comment les start-up apprennent-elles ? Processus entrepreneurial et processus d'apprentissage

Innovation Et Création D'Entreprise - De L'Idée À L'Organisation, A. Bloch, S. Morin-Delerm (eds), ESKA

Laudiovisuel à l'ère du web - Éclatement des marchés et nouvelles prescriptions

Permanence De La Télévision, Rennes, G. Delavaud (Ed.), Editions Apogée, 49-56

Création

L'Alphabem Des Industries Créatives, A. Gombault, F. Livat-Pécheux, F. Durrieu (eds), BEM

Droit d'auteur

L'Alphabem Des Industries Créatives, A. Gombault, F. Livat-Pécheux, F. Durrieu (eds), BEM

Le nouvel Eldorado des industries créatives

L'Alphabem Des Industries Créatives, A. Gombault, F. Livat-Pécheux, F. Durrieu (eds), BEM

Structures de la création

L'Alphabem Des Industries Créatives, A. Gombault, F. Livat-Pécheux, F. Durrieu (eds), BEM

Développement d'un pôle d'expertise d'un matériau par un industriel et son implication dans la conception produit ? Le cas de VM Zinc

Co-Conception Et Savoirs D'Interaction, S. Ben Mahmoud-Jouini (Ed.), Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture (PUCA), 227-236

Le cas de Bouygues Habitat ? Le projet de logements "René Villermé"

Co-Conception Et Savoirs D'Interaction, S. Ben Mahmoud-Jouini (Ed.), Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture (PUCA), 211-225

Proceedings

A typology of knowledge acquisition methods within the entrepreneurial process

EURAM Proceedings , 2010 , Rome (S. BEN MAHMOUD-JOUINI, S. Bureau)

Working papers

Can Entrerpeneurship be taugh? The case of French Grandes Ecoles

Mimeo , 2019

Modelling collective creative process

Mimeo , 2019

La dématérialisation dans les medias, l'art et la création

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2011

Case Studies

Equipe de France de natation: la conquête des sommets

L’équipe de France de natation rentre des Jeux olympiques d’Atlanta avec ce bilan sans ambiguïté : trois participations aux finales individuelles, aucune médaille, pour une délégation de vingt-quatre nageurs. La France est une nation de second rang en natation. Seize ans plus tard, l’équipe de France rentre des Jeux de Londres, en 2012, avec 7 médailles dont 4 en or, ce qui lui permet de figurer en 3ème position au classement mondial des médailles, derrières les États-Unis et la Chine, et ce, après en avoir remporté 10 aux Championnats du monde de Shanghai l’année précédente. En l’espace de quelques années, la France de la natation est passée de l’antichambre au podium mondial. Coup de chance ? Génération spontanée de nageurs talentueux ? Au contraire, le cas, qui s'appuie sur des entretiens avec l'ensemble des acteurs (nageurs, entraîneurs, fédération) impliqués dans cette période, montre que cette métamorphose est le résultat d’une action de management, c’est-à-dire la conséquence d’actions structurantes, conduites à différents niveaux, celui de l’entraînement, celui des clubs, celui de la Fédération nationale, pour faire basculer la natation française dans une culture de la victoire. Mots-clés : Performance, sport de haut niveau, management des talents, gestion du changement , 2016 (https://www.ccmp.fr/index.php?tg=addon/ccmp/main&idx=catalogItem.displayList)

Freedom for Noses!

The case is about an SME in the luxury perfume sector. Its founder, an insider in the sector, created it after seeing that the sector was finding it increasingly difficult to offer atypical and original designer perfumes, and that a certain number of consumers were growing frustrated. This observation led him to create his own company and devise a different business model. The case comprises two parts, which can be addressed successively or separately. The first part leads students to carefully analyze the perfumery sector and the causes of these problems, and then to identify business opportunities to offer a range of products that guarantees a high level of creativity. The second part describes the business model of the company, its operation, positioning and offer and raises the issues of business development. , 2014 , Perfume Industry, Luxury, Business Model, Business Development, Innovation (http://www.ccmp.fr/collection-hec-paris/cas-freedom-for-noses)

Liberté pour les nez!

The case is about an SME in the luxury perfume sector. Its founder, an insider in the sector, created it after seeing that the sector was finding it increasingly difficult to offer atypical and original designer perfumes, and that a certain number of consumers were growing frustrated. This observation led him to create his own company and devise a different business model. The case comprises two parts, which can be addressed successively or separately. The first part leads students to carefully analyze the perfumery sector and the causes of these problems, and then to identify business opportunities to offer a range of products that guarantees a high level of creativity. The second part describes the business model of the company, its operation, positioning and offer and raises the issues of business development. , 2014 , Parfumerie , Luxe , Business Model , Business Development , Innovation (http://www.ccmp.fr/collection-hec-paris/cas-liberte-pour-les-nez)

A new takeoff for LOISEAU: from the death of the Chef to renewal

The "gastronomic" company Groupe Bernard Loiseau was managed by its founder, manager and Chef from the very beginning. The total size of the group was one hundred employees, 4 restaurants. After Bernard Loiseau's death in February 2003, the company lost its charismatic leader as well as its expert. The consequent restructuring was aimed as going from a very centralized structure to a more functional organizational structure. Moreover, the company was supposed to reorganize its creative mood by hiring a new chef in the spirit of Loiseau, keeping its 3 stars in the Michelin Guide. This renewal was aimed also at defining what was Loiseau spirit and creating an atmosphere for innovation to keep clients coming without betraying the clients' expectations. , 2012 , Gastronomy , Luxury , Creation , Organization and structure , Vision of the leader , Leadership , Change management , Passing on business , Brand image , Crisis , strategic Location , Reorganization , Restaurant , Preserving of the skills (http://www.ccmp.fr/collection-hec-paris/cas-a-new-takeoff-for-loiseau-from-the-death-of-the-chef-to-renewal)

Scientific articles

Developing knowledge from entrepreneurial actions – toward a taxonomy

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 2017, vol. 24, n° 4, pp 793-813, (in coll. with S. JOUINI, S. BUREAU)

Resolving the commitment-flexibility dilemna in new technology ventures

International Journal of Innovation Management, August 1st 2017, vol. 21, n° 6 - 175004, pp 1-18, (in coll. with S. JOUINI, P. SILBERZAHN)

Industries de création et territoires, une relation spécifique ?

Réseaux, June 2016, vol. 196, n° 2, pp 49-80, (in coll. with P. LÊ)

Présentation

Réseaux, June 2016, vol. 196, n° 2, pp 9-24, (in coll. with N. RAULET-CROSET)

Books

La Fabrique des Start-Up – Maîtriser les clés du nouvel entrepreneuriat

Pearson - Collection Village Mondial

Howard Becker et les mondes de l'art, P. J. Benghozi, T. Paris (Eds)

Les Editions de l'Ecole Polytechnique

L'économie de la connaissance et ses territoires (Ed. en coll. avec P. Veltz)

Hermann

Les métropoles créatives

CCIP - Prospective et Entreprise

Chapters edited in books

Le leadership révélé... et renouvelé - un cas dans l'art gastronomique

L'Art Du Leadership - Diriger Une Institution D'Art, S. Cameron, J. M. Tobelem (Eds), Editions Liber

Deux experimentations dans le secteur du jeu video

Management De L'Innovation De Rupture - Nouveaux Enjeux Et Nouvelles Pratiques, C. Midler, S. Ben Mahmoud-Jouini, R. Maniak, Les Editions de l'Ecole Polytechnique, 151-165

Comment les start-up apprennent-elles ? Processus entrepreneurial et processus d'apprentissage

Innovation Et Création D'Entreprise - De L'Idée À L'Organisation, A. Bloch, S. Morin-Delerm (eds), ESKA

Laudiovisuel à l'ère du web - Éclatement des marchés et nouvelles prescriptions

Permanence De La Télévision, Rennes, G. Delavaud (Ed.), Editions Apogée, 49-56

Proceedings

A typology of knowledge acquisition methods within the entrepreneurial process

EURAM Proceedings , 2010 , Rome (S. BEN MAHMOUD-JOUINI, S. Bureau)

Working papers

Can Entrerpeneurship be taugh? The case of French Grandes Ecoles

Mimeo , 2019

Modelling collective creative process

Mimeo , 2019

La dématérialisation dans les medias, l'art et la création

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2011

Case Studies

Equipe de France de natation: la conquête des sommets

L’équipe de France de natation rentre des Jeux olympiques d’Atlanta avec ce bilan sans ambiguïté : trois participations aux finales individuelles, aucune médaille, pour une délégation de vingt-quatre nageurs. La France est une nation de second rang en natation. Seize ans plus tard, l’équipe de France rentre des Jeux de Londres, en 2012, avec 7 médailles dont 4 en or, ce qui lui permet de figurer en 3ème position au classement mondial des médailles, derrières les États-Unis et la Chine, et ce, après en avoir remporté 10 aux Championnats du monde de Shanghai l’année précédente. En l’espace de quelques années, la France de la natation est passée de l’antichambre au podium mondial. Coup de chance ? Génération spontanée de nageurs talentueux ? Au contraire, le cas, qui s'appuie sur des entretiens avec l'ensemble des acteurs (nageurs, entraîneurs, fédération) impliqués dans cette période, montre que cette métamorphose est le résultat d’une action de management, c’est-à-dire la conséquence d’actions structurantes, conduites à différents niveaux, celui de l’entraînement, celui des clubs, celui de la Fédération nationale, pour faire basculer la natation française dans une culture de la victoire. Mots-clés : Performance, sport de haut niveau, management des talents, gestion du changement , 2016 (https://www.ccmp.fr/index.php?tg=addon/ccmp/main&idx=catalogItem.displayList)

Freedom for Noses!

The case is about an SME in the luxury perfume sector. Its founder, an insider in the sector, created it after seeing that the sector was finding it increasingly difficult to offer atypical and original designer perfumes, and that a certain number of consumers were growing frustrated. This observation led him to create his own company and devise a different business model. The case comprises two parts, which can be addressed successively or separately. The first part leads students to carefully analyze the perfumery sector and the causes of these problems, and then to identify business opportunities to offer a range of products that guarantees a high level of creativity. The second part describes the business model of the company, its operation, positioning and offer and raises the issues of business development. , 2014 , Perfume Industry, Luxury, Business Model, Business Development, Innovation (http://www.ccmp.fr/collection-hec-paris/cas-freedom-for-noses)

Liberté pour les nez!

The case is about an SME in the luxury perfume sector. Its founder, an insider in the sector, created it after seeing that the sector was finding it increasingly difficult to offer atypical and original designer perfumes, and that a certain number of consumers were growing frustrated. This observation led him to create his own company and devise a different business model. The case comprises two parts, which can be addressed successively or separately. The first part leads students to carefully analyze the perfumery sector and the causes of these problems, and then to identify business opportunities to offer a range of products that guarantees a high level of creativity. The second part describes the business model of the company, its operation, positioning and offer and raises the issues of business development. , 2014 , Parfumerie , Luxe , Business Model , Business Development , Innovation (http://www.ccmp.fr/collection-hec-paris/cas-liberte-pour-les-nez)

A new takeoff for LOISEAU: from the death of the Chef to renewal

The "gastronomic" company Groupe Bernard Loiseau was managed by its founder, manager and Chef from the very beginning. The total size of the group was one hundred employees, 4 restaurants. After Bernard Loiseau's death in February 2003, the company lost its charismatic leader as well as its expert. The consequent restructuring was aimed as going from a very centralized structure to a more functional organizational structure. Moreover, the company was supposed to reorganize its creative mood by hiring a new chef in the spirit of Loiseau, keeping its 3 stars in the Michelin Guide. This renewal was aimed also at defining what was Loiseau spirit and creating an atmosphere for innovation to keep clients coming without betraying the clients' expectations. , 2012 , Gastronomy , Luxury , Creation , Organization and structure , Vision of the leader , Leadership , Change management , Passing on business , Brand image , Crisis , strategic Location , Reorganization , Restaurant , Preserving of the skills (http://www.ccmp.fr/collection-hec-paris/cas-a-new-takeoff-for-loiseau-from-the-death-of-the-chef-to-renewal)

Education

  • Habilitation a diriger des recherches (Qualified Research Supervisor), Université Paris-Sud 11 - France
  • Doctorat de gestion (Ph.D. in Management), CRG Ecole Polytechnique - France
  • DEA de Methodes Scientifiques de Gestion, Université Paris Dauphine - France
  • Diplome d'Ingenieur, Ecole Polytechnique - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2005- Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris
  • 2005- Affiliate Professor HEC Paris
  • 2005- Chargé de Recherches au CNRS HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2002-2006 Vice-président du département Management industriel Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
  • 2005- Professor Ecole Polytechnique
  • 2005- Animateur du séminaire « Création » Ecole de Paris du management
  • 2000-2002 Responsable du département Management industriel Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Membre du Comite de pilotage des Amis de PresaJe
  • Membre du Comite de redaction de la Revue Reseaux
  • Membre du Conseil d'administration de l'Ecole de Paris du management
  • Membre du Conseil d'orientation du Forum d'Avignon (presidence Ch. De Boissieu)
  • Membre du Conseil scientifique du Forum d'Avignon

Editorial activities

  • March 2016- Editor of Special Issue of DigiWorld Economic Journal n101 'Towards a single digital audiovisual market?', with Sally BROUGHTON MICOVA, Alexandre JOLIN, Jan LOISEN
  • 2000- Directeur de publication d'un numero de la revue CinemAction

  • Conference organisation

  • 2014-2014 Member, Scientific Committee, 82nd ACFAS Congress, Concordia University, Montreal, 12-16 May 2014
  • Awards & honors

    • 2009 TOP CAS 2009 en Politique generale - strategie Les recettes du renouveau : la reorganisation du Groupe Bernard Loiseau au deces de son chef