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Find below the latest publications of the Essec Chair of Change:

Les conditions d’émergence et d’accélération des réseaux sociaux numériques d’entreprises: le cas du groupe d’assurances MMA

posted Mar 21, 2017, 11:18 AM by Christiane Deshais

A new article in Management & Avenir which describes the MM @ cadémie experiment, the fruit of the research carried out in association with Mithra Sarrafi "Les conditions d’émergence et d’accélération des réseaux sociaux numériques d’entreprises: le cas du groupe d’assurances MMA" by Nathalie MONTARGOT & Jean-Yves DUYCK

International publications on almost all continents

posted Feb 15, 2017, 9:35 AM by Christiane Deshais

Pachtchenko - de Préville E., Raynard T., Autissier D. (2017). 

Learning networks as a form of learning organization and an effective method for implementing organizational change. In.: Ivanova N., Benton S., Shtroo V., Antonova N. (Eds).

Business Psychology: An International Perspective. Moscow: University book, pp. 343-360 (in Russian)


Publications of the researchers

posted Apr 10, 2016, 10:31 AM by Christiane Deshais

Congratulations to the researchers from the ESSEC Chair of Change Management that make you share three international publications with data companies with SNCF

 - Pachtchenko-de Préville E., Foucrit JC., Raynard T., (2016), Managerial innovation through the example of the use of learning networks in The French National Railway Company, Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), 2016. Vol. 6. No. 1. P. 20–38, Russian Review.

- Pachtchenko-de Préville E., Raynard T.,  (2016), Learning networks as an effective mean to improve the commitment of employees in activity of organizations and companies (in Russian). In “Participation by employees in management of work as a means of ensuring the social peace and the efficacy of organization” // The collection of materials International scientific-practical conference, Institute of Socio-Economics and Law of The Academy of Labor and Social Relations, December 16, 2015, p. 172-177.

- Johnson K., Bareil C., Giraud L., (2016), Excessive change and coping in the working population, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 31 Iss: 3, pp.739 - 755.

Eco-efficiency analysis of French firms

posted Oct 26, 2015, 1:31 AM by Christiane Deshais

Publication of a new articles of the ESSEC Chair of Change Management - Bechir Ben LAHOUEL in the journal "Environmental Econmics and Policy Studies" classified CNRS rank 4.

This is the link of publication

Eco-efficiency analysis of French firms: a data envelopment analysis a
This paper addresses the issue of assessing eco-efficiency when good and undesirable outputs are jointly produced. We propose that eco-efficiency can be decomposed into two parts: resource efficiency
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Agile Change Management

posted Jun 17, 2015, 12:39 AM by Christiane Deshais

A new approach to change management

The techniques of classic change management are stretched to their limits when accompanying consequential changes, to integrate new business issues such as innovation, collaboration, agility and digital technologies.

By favouring an experience-based approach in the form of participatory workshops, agile change is an alternative to instrumental change management practices, and more suitable for smaller projects and for behavioural transformation.

The authors base their work on many recent developments in change management and significant experiments in large companies (EDF, Covéa, SNCF, Société Générale...).They offer a model and 10 key tools to deploy agile approaches to change.

Summary / The rupture: moving away from instrumental change management towards experience-based change management. The five paradigms of change management. The obsolescence of the principles of instrumental change management. The importance of experience. Has transformation become more important than change? The importance of digital technologies. What is digitisation? From data processing revolution to the digital revolution. Multiple and abundant digital projects. The digital company: a decentralised organisation permitted by changes in users’ habits. Digital change management: how to manage the roundabout methods of production of digital technologies. Digital change for digital transformation. Towards agile change management model; Agile methods in computer science. An agile change management model.  An agile change management that gives a key role back to professions. The tools of agile change management. The tools of the “define” phase. The tools of the "experiment" phase. The tools of the "anchor" phase. Some examples of agile change management. The e-workshop approach used by Covali, Société Générale.  Covea’s  AQUEDUCT method. EDF’s OEEI project: an agile management project in practice. SNCF learners’ networks.

Biography of authors

David Autissier - PhD in management science and master of HDR conferences in management at the IAE Gustave Eiffel, is director of the ESSEC Chair of Change Management and advisor expert to large groups in transformation strategy.

Jean-Michel Moutot - Engineer, Doctor of Management and Professor of Management at Audencia, he is Chair holder of the ERDF Innovation and Customer Relationship and advises large groups on the accompaniment of their transformations in France and abroad.

Collection: Strategies and Management, Dunod

Change management for improved project success

posted May 20, 2015, 6:08 AM by Christiane Deshais


The Change Digital - Digital Integration of the subject in companies in 2014

posted Dec 5, 2014, 1:04 PM by Christiane Deshais

Thank you to all those who were able to participate our meetings of 19/11 (presentation of the collection of papers on digital currency by Jean-Pierre Lecam) and 03/12 (Conference on change in China and release of the book "Change and transformation "written in french and Mandarin).

Please find attached the Collection of papers

Question(s) de Management n°7

posted Sep 30, 2014, 6:06 AM by Christiane Deshais


Par le Dr. David Autissier (

The theme of this special issue of Qdm is the digital change and the management of the digital change in France. Published on the occasion of the third international meeting of  change management organized by the ESSEC Chair of Change Management, this issue of "Question(s) de Management" discusses the differents communications, the digital revolution in companies, projects deploying digital technologies, change management with and for digital technologies and  the impact on organizations of this great movement sometimes called the digital transformation.

You can find Dr David Autissier's introduction on the site of the Journal "Question (s) of Management"

Some copies are available on request from

Change and transformation

posted Jun 12, 2014, 12:11 PM by Christiane Deshais

David AUTISSIER, Jean Michel MOUTOT, Jean Marie Peretti and Shi Wei WU

This book is bilingual, French and Mandarin. It is based on current research on change management and the teachings of YI JING "the Book of Changes," which is concerning the oldest book on change (500 years BC). It identifies three main principles to construct an arborescence and proposes eight major themes change mechanisms to develop the capacity of each individual and the pleasure to change.

Chinese Franco collection of books in management science, IEAM, Beijing, China

Two news books

posted Oct 9, 2013, 6:54 AM by Christiane Deshais

David AUTISSIER et Vincent MOUTOT recently published two books:

Switch to workshop mode

50 workshops to improve your team's performance


300 citations to change everything
Editeur : Dunod

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