David COURPASSON

Professor level 2

Research center : OCE

Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches en Sociologie et Sciences Sociales

Social Sciences & Humanities

1997: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches en Sociologie et Sciences Sociales - Paris X University, France
  • 1993: Ph.D. in Sociology - University of Lyon, France
  • 1988: Master in Sociologie and Demography
2010 - Now: Visiting Professor - Cardiff Business School, United Kingdom
  • 2008 - Now: Editor in Chief, Organization Studies
  • 2006 - 2008: Director of Ph.D. in Mangement - emlyon business school, France

Bio

I am a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Organizations, Critical and Ethnographic perspectives research center (OCE).
I study individual and collective forms of resistance in the workplace and in the public arena. Political domination trends lie at the heart of my work.
I believe that research into the social sciences cannot help but be political because it requires a genuine commitment from the researcher allowing them to take a stand. To do so, I practice ethnographic observation which is crucial to my teaching. Ethnography allows us to take an intimate look at the issues which deeply concern people at work today: how to build genuine solidarity. How to fight dehumanization of work/at work? Is there any room for morality in neo-liberal organizations?