Crossroads 2018 has an exciting line up


Education and training in France, Brazil, studies in Humanities, Philosophy, Japanese, Sociology, Demography, Economics
Alumni of the Ecole Normale supérieure de la rue d’Ulm Philosophy, (1970-1976), Graduate in Philosophy (University Paris I) Master in Sociology (University of Paris VII, Master in applied Economics (Demography) (Institute of Political Sciences of Paris).
Agrégation de Sciences Sociales (1980)
Phd on the origin of wage labour and modern slavery
Agrégation des Universités en Sciences économiques (1998)

Professional experience: Lecturer at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Assistant professor at the IEP of Paris, Professor at the University of South Britain (UBS) Vannes. Since 2005, professor of economics at UTC
Director of Research Labs at UBS (Vannes) and at Costech UTC
Vice Director (2007-2011) of the Costech Lab (UTC)

Present functions:
Teaching :
Professor of Economics at UTC.
Since 2010, teaches social sciences, intercultural studies and economics at UTSEUS of Shanghai
Other involvements in teaching :
Since 2011, in a program of Professional Master "Innovation by design » at
National Superior School of Creative Industries (ENSCI-Les ateliers)Paris
2014 and 2015 Member of the Jury of the DNA at the National Superior School of Architecture Paris Malaquais

Disciplines taught
Political economy, intellectual property rights, complexity (Master speciality Master SIC (Strategy, Innovation, Complexity at UTC), economy of digital culture and design, sustainable development Humanities and contemporary culture, intercultural problems.

Conference abstract

Metamorphosis in work and capitalism, good or bad news ? Elements for an assessment.

Theories of mutations in capitalism and work have been numerous since the 2000’: post industrial society, post capitalism, second or third industrial revolution , cognitive capitalism, society of knowledge, capitalism 4.0. All these theories share in common the idea of a deep rupture or real disruption vis-à-vis the main tools used to describe social an international division of labour, the global chain of value, entrepreneurship and last but not least cultural attitudes towards work and the wage system, conflicts and compromise. Drawing distinctions and relations between activity, work and codified employment, we shall examine what the second digital revolution (interconnection through the Web, Internet of Things, Big Data, learning machines and the several forms of Artificial Intelligence) has brought into the picture ; what paths are becoming obsolete, what perspectives are emerging.