Domaines de compétence:
Le Masson Pascal
Professor at MINES ParisTech –PSL Research University
Chair of Design Theory and Methods for Innovation
Deputy director of the Centre for Management Science – i3 UMR CNRS 9217
Honorary Professor in the University of Leicester - School of Business (from 01 May 2017 to 30 April 2020)
Head of the Engineering Design curriculum of MINES ParisTech (with Benoit Weil)
Chairman of the Design Theory SIG of the Design Society (with Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University)
Chairman of the Innovation SIG of the European Academy of Management
Main research interests:
Design theory. Related to: formal models of design reasoning, design and decision, design and mathematics, design and art, design and technologies configurations, design and independence, design and science
Design-oriented organizations. Related to: innovation and technology management, project management, innovative companies, user involvement, open innovation and communities, research management, KCP, conceptive research, conceptive development, generic technology
Design and neurosciences. Related to: fixation, creativity, executive functions, design psychology
Design economics, design regimes. Related to: industry lifecycle, economic growth, platforms and ecosystems, niche management, socio-technical regimes, path dependency, common good, architect of the unknown, college of the unknown,…
Design, reception and critic. Related to: use generative products, design rhetoric, metaphors in design,…
Design history. Related to: history of the enterprise, history of R&D, history of engineering departments, history of engineering science
Plenary conferences and invited communications
Invited Lecture, Le Masson, P. (2019). “Innovating today – design theory and the new scientific foundations of managing the unknown” Executive MBA Dauphine University – PSL
Invited Lecture, Le Masson, P. (2019). “Creativity, Innovation and Design Theory – The new scientific foundations for managing in the unknown” Engie University
Interview Le Masson, P. (2018) “La théorie de la conception : une nouvelle rationalité pour penser l’inconnu.” Fenêtre ouverte sur la gestion J.-P. Denis, ed., Xerfi Canal.
Invited Lecture, Le Masson, P. (2018). “Innovating today – why design theory matters.” Master Class of Leicester University, UK.
Invited Lecture, Le Masson, P. Weil B. (2018). “Former à être créatif – le Bauhaus à la lumière des théories de la conception” Cercle de l’innovation Paris-Dauphine – France Culture
Invited Lecture, Le Masson, P. Weil B. (2018). “La théorie C-K ou comment modéliser la créativité et gérer dans l’inconnu” CRIP-ITES Innovation Summit, Deauville (200 people)
Invited Lecture, Le Masson, P. (2018). “Innovating today – why design theory matters.”Master Class of the Alta Scualo, excellence initiatives by Politecnico di Milano & Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Invited Lecture, Le Masson, P. (2017). “Managing in the unknown: towards a post-decisional paradigm in management.” Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation - PhD education program, ETH Zurich.
Invited plenary Le Masson, P. (2017 ). “Project Management and Innovation – building a common “innovative project” to contribute to management science? .” European Academy of Management, Plenary Invited Speaker for the "Project Management Meets Innovation" plenary session at EURAM 2017 Glasgow, UK.
Invited conference, Le Masson, P. (2017). “Comment la théorie de la conception éclaire les logiques de l’inconnu ?” IHEST Arc-et-Senans.
Invited Lecture, Le Masson, P. (2017). “Innovating today – why design theory matters _.” Innovation and Product Development Workshop - Innovation in a material world, University of Leicester School of Business
Invited conference, Le Masson, P. (2017). “Introduction à la théorie C-K et aux méthodes de conception innovante ”, IHEIE, MINES ParisTech - PSL Research University, IHEIE (Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Innovation et de l'Entrepreneuriat). Paris, Palais du Luxembourg.
Invited plenary conference, Le Masson, P. (2016). “Impact as a resource for research - analysing the experience of collaborative research at Mines ParisTech in Management Science.” EFMD Doctoral Programme Programmes Conference (invited plenary speaker), Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Invited conference, Le Masson, P. (2016). “Design theory – foundations of a paradigm to support the Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” United Arab Emirates University. Al Ain, UAE.
Invited plenary conference, Le Masson P., Subrahmanian E., Reich, Y. (2015), ICED 2015, Milan, Design theory : the foundations of a new paradigm for science and engineering (500 participants)
Invited conference, Le Masson P. (2015), “Design theory and system theory”, Invited lecture, Bristol University.
Plenary SpeakerKokshagina, O., and Le Masson, P. (2014). “Conception innovante et formation doctorale : les compétences du manager-expert ”, Journée doctorale du Groupe SNCF, 10 décembre 2014. Paris.
Plenary SpeakerStrategic Seminar MOVEO (100 pers.) “Les nouveaux intermédiaires de l’open innovation” (St Remy les Chevreuses, 11 septembre 2014).
Plenary Speaker“Design Semantics SIG conference”, Bari, June 2014 (50 persons)
French National Assembly conference: “the new frontiers of innovation”, April 2014.
French Academy of Technology plenary: “Facts and issues of Open Innovation”, April 2014
Plenary speakerIDEMi13 (int. Conf. on Integration of Design, Engineering & Management for innovation), Porto, 6th June 2013 (120 participants)
Awards & nomination
Auditioned by the French National Assembly for the report Hennion, C., and Auconie, S. (2018). “Politique européenne en matière d’innovation de rupture ”
Member of the scientific committee of the BPI study “Industry of the future” (2018)
Member of the Collegium of “Lille Metropole 2020 World design capitale” (2018)
Hicham Ezzat, Special Mention in the category ‘law, economics and management’ of the Best thesis award of PSL (2018) (Supervised by P. Le Masson and B. Weil)
Juliette Brun, Special Mention in the category ‘interface science / humanities’ of the Best thesis award of PSL-SHS (2018) (Supervised by P. Le Masson and B. Weil)
Benjamin Cabanes, Best thesis award of FNEGE (2018) (Supervised by P. Le Masson and B. Weil)
Honorary Professor in the University of Leicester - School of Business (from 01 May 2017 to 30 April 2020)
Design 2016, outstanding contribution - Cabanes, B., Hubac, S., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2016). “From FMEA as a problem solving method to a design-oriented process: towards a design perspective of FMEA.” Design 2016, Dubrovnik.
ICED 2015 reviewers’ favourite award - Brun, J., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2015)“Analyzing the generative effects of sketches with design theory: sketching to foster knowledge reordering.” International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan, Reviewers'favorite award ICED'15.
Lous-Etienne Dubois, finalist of Best thesis award of HEC Montréal.
IPDM 2014 Tom Hustad Best Paper awardDubois, L.-E., Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Cohendet, P. (2014). “From organizing for innovation to innovating for organization: how co-design fosters change in organizations.” 21st International Product Development Management Conference (Thomas Hustad best paper award), Limerick, Ireland, 23.
AIMS 2014 Best paper award(association internationale de management stratégique). Dubois, L.-E., Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Cohendet, P. (2014). “Co-design : de l'organisation au service de l'innovation à l'innovation au service de l'organisation.” AIMS 2014 (prix du meilleur papier), Rennes, France, 23.
Marine Agogué, best thesis of the AIMS(international association of strategic management) (P. Le Masson supervisor) (2013)
Among the three best papers of Creativity and Innovation Management Journal(2012) Nominated for the Tudor Rickards & Susan Moger Best Paper Award 2011
Reviewer favourite Paper International Conference on Engineering Design (2011).
Deputy Director of the Centre for Management Science – i3 UMR CNRS 9217 (since 2017)
Director of the Centre for Management Science – i3 UMR CNRS 9217 (2013-2017)
Co-chair (with Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon Univ) of the “Design Theory” SIG (Special Interest Group) of the Design Society (since 2011).
Chair of the Innovation SIG (Special Interest Group) of the European Academy of Management (since 2016)
Member of the Scientific Committee of MMT-Sonceboz (since 2018)
Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of IHEIE (High Studies Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
Member of the Scientific Committee of IHEST (High Studies Institute for Science and Technology) (since 2014)
Member of the Scientific Committee of Telecom Ecole de Management (since 2015)
Area Editor (Design Theory and Research Methods) of Research in Engineering Design (since 2015)
Organizer of the Design Theory SIG Paris workshops since 2008 (more than 120 participants in 2019, more than 40 institutions, 17 countries).
Chair of the Tutorial in Design Theory of the Design Theory SIG (2019, 2018), with Benjamin Cabanes (18 PhD students, 10 international professors)
Member of the Management Innovation Lab of SNCF (French Railways) (2015-2017)
Co-Organizer (with A. David, Dauphine Univ) of the 2013 International Product Development Management Conference (240 participants).
Track Chair at Euram 2016, 2015 and 2014 (Design Science), Euram 2013 (Organizing creativity for innovation) and 2011 (Knowledge Management and Absorptive Capacity). Program Committee member of Design Computing and Cognition 2012, 2014, 2016, of R&D Management 2012, of Design 2012, Design 2014, Design 2016.
Member of the scientific committee of the International Product Development Management Conference (since 2013)
Member of the scientific evaluation committees of ANR “innovation-regulation-governance” (2014), ANR “franco-german” program (2009-2012) and of ANR “creative society” (2011).
Guest Editor of the special issue on “Experiments in an Organisational Context” of CERN Ideasquare Journal of Experimental Innovation (with Christiansen, J., Birkinshaw, J., Mäkinen, S.J.) ; Guest Editor of the special issue on “Intelligent Computation in Design and Manufacturing, Interantional Journal of Automation and Technology (in progress) (with R. Teto, M. Matsumaoto, AMM Sharif Ullah) Guest Editor of the special issue on “Innovation Theory and the (re)foundation of management”, European Management Review (in progress) (with M. Elmquist and A. Gawer). Guest Editor of the special issue on Design Theory of Research in Engineering Design journal (2013) (With K. Dorst and E. Subrahmanian). Guest Editor of the special issue on Waiting Games of the Technology Analysis and Strategic Management journal (2011) (With D. Robinson and B. Weil).
Organization of the SIG innovation at the EURAM Conference 2017 (with Vivek Velamuri, Leipzig Univ), 180 papers.
Organization of the Seminar Innovation theory and the (re)foundation of Management 9 nov 2015 (with Maria Elmquist, Annabelle Gawer)
Reviewer for Creativity Innovation Management, M@n@gement, Management International, Research in Engineering Design, Journal of Engineering Design,…
Head of the Engineering Design curriculum of Mines ParisTech (engineering students, PhD students, professional, industrial design students): program created in the design research program at MINES ParisTech (with Armand Hatchuel and Benoit Weil), today replicated by several engineering schools, industrial design schools and international universities (Chalmers Sweden, Stanford California, Delft,…).
Head (with Armand Hatchuel) of the course “Statistical Decision Theory”.
Head (with Sophie Hooge) of the course “Microeconomics of Design” (Master MTI – MINES ParisTech-Dauphine University PSL).
Designer (with Benoit Weil) of the courses “Product Design and Innovation” (2001), “Design-Research-Innovation” (2005) and “Generative functions” (2014) at MINES ParisTech. Designer of a new course “Design theory, methods and organization” of PSL-Research University (Innovation-Technology-Institute).
PhD supervisor of 15 defended PhD thesis: Yacine Felk (2011), Marine Agogué (2012), Ingi Brown (2013), Olga Kokshagina (2014), Pierre-Antoine Arrighi (2014), Louis-Etienne Dubois (2015, in partnership with HEC Montreal), Kenza El Qaoumi (2016), Fabien Jean (2016), Juliette Brun (2017), Laura Le Du (2017), Benjamin Cabanes (2017), Hicham Ezzat (2017), Morgane Benade (Co-Chair with Aachen Technical University RWTH) (2018), Mario Le Glatin (2018), Daniel Carvajal-Perez (2018). PhD supervisor of 7 theses in progress: Maxime Thomas, Agathe Gilain, Chipten Valibhay, Quentin Plantec, Honorine Harlé, Caroline Jobin, Raphaëlle Barbier.
Some publications reflecting research interests (in the last five years):
Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Hatchuel, A. (2017). Design Theory - Methods and Organization for Innovation, Springer Nature.
Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Hatchuel, A. (2014). Théorie, méthodes et organisations de la conception, Sciences de la Conception, M. Nakhla, Presses des Mines, Paris. 464 p.,
Le Masson, P., Weil, B., & Hatchuel, A. (2010). Strategic Management of Design and Innovation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In French : Les processus d’innovation, conception innovante et croissances des entreprises, Hermes-Lavoisier (2006)
Conference with peer review and proceedings
Du 8 janvier au 11 septembre 2019 Parcours MINES ParisTech
Du 19 avril au 21 juin 2019 Les Cigales - Gravures de L-B Spadavecchia
Du 11 juin au 5 juillet 2019 Exposition "Le Grand Tour industriel"
60, Boulevard Saint-Michel
75272 PARIS Cedex 06
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