Keynote speakers:

Author of The Entrepreneurial Society (2007), David Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies.

His research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development, and global competitiveness.

Saras D. Sarasvathy is a professor of entrepreneurship and business strategy at the University of Darden (USA). In addition to a master’s degree in Industrial Management, she obtained a PhD in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University. Her thesis, directed by Herbert Simon, who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1978, focused on business expertise. She teaches in doctoral programs not only at the University of Darden, but also in Denmark, India, Croatia and South Africa. She is considered a leading expert in entrepreneurship in a cognitive approach, working in particular on the theory of opportunities. Saras Sarasvathy was named one of Fortune Small Business’s Top 18 Entrepreneurship Professors in 2007. Her research has won numerous awards. She is known worldwide for her effective approach to entrepreneurship.


Call for thematic sessions: 16/12/20
Deadline for “open” thematic sessions’ submission: 22/01/21
Call for communications: 28/01/21
Deadline for communications’ submission: 03/05/21
Deadline for “closed” thematic sessions’ submission: 24/05/21
Evaluations feedback: 13/06/21
Notification to the authors: 28/06/21
Reception of revised and definitive papers: 02/09/21

Doctoral workshop: 29/09/21
Congress: 30/09/21 – 01/10/21

The sudden and brutal nature of the COVID-19 outbreak and its global emergency measures have created a systemic crisis that, beyond the purely health aspects, has undermined many certainties. or even beliefs, on the principles of regulation of societies, in their national and international dimension. It has thus brought to light the fragility of the dominant economic and social models that struggle to anticipate risks correctly and to provide indisputable solutions both in terms of effectiveness and in ethical terms. In this sense, it refers to the fundamental debate that has been held since its creation by RIODD around development models and their implications for organizations. This debate focuses first on the meaning of the actions, the individual and collective objectives pursued, the order of priorities. It then goes on to look at how to undertake these actions, how to pursue these objectives. It thus raises questions about the respective role and legitimacy of public authorities and private actors, and the level and type of interaction between them.

The initial objective of the 15th RIODD Congress (2020) was precisely to address this debate, at the level of organizations, by questioning the model of the «entrepreneurial society» (D. Audretsch, 2006, 2007), claimed for several years by leaders of many countries as being particularly relevant to addressing major contemporary social and environmental challenges. The health constraints having led to propose a lightened and remote edition of the 2020 congress, the 2021 edition must allow to continue and deepen the debate usefully, by crossing more than ever the eyes of sociologists, philosophers, jurists, historians, geographers and ecologists, and economists and management specialists.

The health crisis, by the speed and scale of the upheavals it has induced, has indeed provided a formidable terrain for analysing the model of the “entrepreneurial society” (and alternative models) on which the debates of the congress will be anchored, around the issues of innovation of products and services, of process, of managerial (Schumpeter, 1935; Carland, Hoy, Boulton and Carland, 1984) in public and private organizations, of new or destroyed opportunities (Venkataraman, 1997; Shane and Venkataraman, 2000)development or disappearance of organizations (Gartner, 1985), creation or destruction of economic and non-economic value (Gartner, 1990).

State interventions, made necessary to combat the pandemic and to face the global economic and social crisis it has brought, have emphasized the irreplaceable role of States in crisis situations. This renewal of public power, which holds the sovereign powers, has also been accompanied by a number of initiatives from both the business sector and civil society collectives, in order to find innovative solutions to problems, Sometimes unpublished, posed by events. In a largely renewed context, the conditions for the emergence of a “balanced society” (Mintzberg, 2017) arise between the “three pillars” of states, markets and organised communities (ib).

In the same perspective of a renewal of the current frameworks for the analysis of economic and social policies, the question arises in particular of a revision of the United Nations’ “2030 Agenda” and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that had been set out, in another context in 2015. In what sense should these SDGs be reviewed and how should the role of organizations (public, private or common) be placed in order to achieve true sustainability? This major issue will be at the heart of the discussions at the 16th RIODD Congress.

Registration is open !

Members of RIODD for the year 2021 also benefit from preferential rates. If you want to take advantage of these rates, consider finalizing your subscription before registering : RIODD membership
Participants will be required to pre-register. Once validated by the conference organizing team, you will be able to finalize your registration and make the paiement.
2021 Members of RIODD as well as the beneficiaries of reduced rates (PhD students, secondary school teachers, members of associations) must send their proof(s) to this email adress in order to be able to validate the registration.
If you are attending the lunches and/or the Gala dinner, remember to specify during your registration if you have dietary constraints or if you want to have vegetarian/vegan dishes.

REGISTRATION : https://www.azur-colloque.fr/UM/gestion/colloque/info/11/en

The congress will take place at the Montpellier Institute of Management.

Adress :
Université de Montpellier – Institut Montpellier Management
Espace Richter – Rue Vendémiaire – Bâtiment B.

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From the airport
Take the 620 shuttle to “Place de l’Europe”.
More info here
Take Tram 1 (direction “Odysseum”) and stop at “Port Marianne”
or Tram 4 (direction”Garcia Lorca A”) and stop at “Rives du Lez”)

From the railway station “Gare St Roch”
Take Tram 1 (direction “Odysseum”) and stop at “Port Marianne”
or Tram 4 (direction “Garcia Lorca A”) and stop at “Rives du Lez”)
or Tram 3 (direction “Lattes” or “Perols”) and stop at “Port Marianne”)

From the railway station “Gare Sud de France”
Take the shuttle on the west exit (Parvis Ouest, rue Maryam MIRZAKHANI). Ticket can be bought at the automat.
Take the Tram 1 (direction “Mosson”) and stop at “Port Marianne”

Useful links :
Tramways timetables
Airport shuttles timetables

Download the call for thematic sessions
Download Doc A – Session submission
Download Doc B – Call for communication
Download the template for communication submission (closed session)

The process for selecting proposals for conference participation consists of two steps:

– The proposal for thematic sessions, to be submitted before 22/01/2021 for “open” sessions, before the 24/05/2021 for “closed” sessions.
– The communication proposal, in response to the calls for papers (thematic sessions and “varia”) which will be launched on 28/01/2021.

This call concerns only the proposal of thematic sessions which are submitted in advance to the scientific committee of the congress for pre-selection.

Deadline for communications’ submission: 26/04/21
Evaluations feedback: 18/06/21
Notification to the authors: 28/06/21
Reception of revised and definitive papers: 02/09/21

Papers must be sent to the email adress indicated in each call for communication.

Fintech: what about social and financial inclusion?

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Human and inclusive entrepreneurship Session

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Varia Session

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ACQUIER Aurélien (ESCP Europe)
AGGERI Franck (Mines Paris Tech)
ANTHEAUME Nicolas (Université de Nantes)
BALLET Jérôme (Université de Versailles Saint Quentin)
BARDELLI Pierre (Université de Metz)
BARET Pierre (La Rochelle Business School)
BARREAU de LAGERIE Pauline (Université Paris-Dauphine)
BASTIANUTTI Julie (Université de Lille)
BAUDET Isabelle (La Rochelle Business School)
BAUDRY Bernard (Université de Lyon 2)
BELET Daniel (La Rochelle Business School)
BEN NASR Imed (La Rochelle Business School)
BENSEBAA Faouzi (Université Paris-Est)
BERGER-DOUCE Sandrine (Ecole des Mines-St Etienne)
BERTHOIN ANTAL Ariane (WZB Berlin et Audencia Nantes)
BILLAUDOT Bernard (Université de Grenoble)
BIONDI Youri (CNRS, IRISSO-Université Paris-Dauphine)
BLANC Jérôme (Université de Lyon 2)
BLONDY Caroline (Université de La Rochelle)
BOIDIN Bruno (Université de Lille)
BORY Anne (Université de Lille)
BOXENBAUM Eva (Ecole des mines, Paris)
BRABET Julienne (Université Paris Est Créteil)
BREHONNET Rémi (La Rochelle Business School)
BUCLET Nicolas (Université de Grenoble)
CAPRON Michel (Université Paris-Est Crétail)
CARBONNE Valentina (ESCP Europe)
CARN Clément (IAE de Poitiers)
CARON Marie Andrée (UQAM)
CHANTEAU Jean-Pierre (Université de Grenoble-Alpes)
CHARBONNEAU Alexandre (Université de Bordeaux)
CHASSAGNON Virgile (Université de Grenoble)
CHAUMETTE Patrick (Université de Nantes)
CHAVAGNEUX Christian (L’économie Politique)
CHOUKI Mourad (La Rochelle Business School)
CHRISTOPHE Bernard (Université d’Amiens)
COLON Marine (Agro Paris Tech Montpellier)
CORDONNIER Laurent (Université de Lille)
CORIAT Benjamin (Université Paris Nord)
COURRENT Jean-Marie (Université de Montpellier 1)
CUENOUD Thibault (La Rochelle Business School)
CUZACQ Nicolas (Université Paris-Est-Créteil)
DALLERY Thomas (Université du Littoral)
De FERRAN Florence (IAE de La Rochelle)
De LA VILLE Inès (IAE de Poitiers)
De NANTEUIL Matthieu (Université de Louvain la Neuve)
De QUENAUDON René (Université de Strasbourg)
DEJEAN Frédérique (Université de Paris Dauphine)
Den HOND Franck (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
DESBARATS Isabelle (Université de Toulouse 1)
DESCOLONGES Michèle (Université Paris-Diderot)
DESJARDINS Marie-Claude (Université Sherbrooke)
DIDRY Claude (ENS)
DREVETON Benjamin (IAE de Poitiers)
DRILLON Dominic (La Rochelle Business School)
DRUELLE-KORN Clotilde (Université de Limoges)
DUMAZERT JEAN-PIERRE (La Rochelle Business School)
DUMEZ Hervé (Ecole Polytechnique)
DUPUIS Jean-Claude (LISPE/IGS-RH, Paris)
FAVEREAU Olivier (Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre)
FERNANDES Valérie (La Rochelle Business School)
FERRARAS Isabelle (Université Louvain la Neuve / Harvard)
FLIPO Fabrice (Institut Mines Telecom et Université Paris-Diderot)
FRIGANT Vincent (Université de Bordeaux)
FRITZ Morgane (La Rochelle Business School)
FRYDMAN Benoit (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
GARAPON Antoine (Institut des hautes Etudes sur la Justice)
GHRIEB Jouhaina (Université La Manouba – Tunis)
GIRAUD Gael (Ecole des mines Paris)
GOMEZ Pierre Yves (EM Lyon)
GOND Jean-Pascal (City University London)
GRAINDORGE Tatiana (EIGSI La Rochelle)
HASNAOUI Amir (La Rochelle Business School)
HELFRICH Vincent (La Rochelle Business School)
HOLM Marie (La Rochelle Business School)
HOMMEL Thierry (Science Po Paris)
HOUANTI L’Hocine (La Rochelle Business School)
IGALENS Jacques (Université de Toulouse 1)
JACQUET Joël (EIGSI La Rochelle)
JANY CATRICE Florence (Université de Lille)
KARYOTIS Catherine (NEOMA Business school)
KIROVA Valentina (La Rochelle Business School)
KRICHEWSKI Damien (CSO-Sciences po, F I W, Université de Bonn)
LAARRAF Zouhair (La Rochelle Business School)
LALUCQ Aurélie (Institut Veblen)
LAMARCHE Thomas (Université Paris Diderot)
LAVAL Christian (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre)
LE BAS Christian (ESDES-Lyon)
LEROY Maya (Agro Paris Tech)
LONG Nathalie (Université de La Rochelle)
LOUCHE Celine (Audencia Business School Nantes)
M’ZALI Bouchra (ESG-UQAM Montréal)
MARAIS Magalie (Montpellier Business school)
MARECHAL Jean Paul (Université de Rennes)
MARTIN-CHENUT Kathia (CNRS, ISJPS Paris-Sorbonne)
MARTINET Alain-Charles (Université de Lyon 3)
MATTEN Dirk (Schulich School of Business, York University,Toronto)
MAZUYER Emmanuelle (Université de Lyon 2)
MEDA Dominique (Université de Paris Dauphine)
MERCIER Samuel (Université de Bourgogne)
MERMET Laurent (Agro Paris tech)
MILOUDI Anthony (La Rochelle Business School)
MOCQUET Anne Catherine (Université Paris Est Créteil)
MONNIER Jean Marie (Université Paris 1)
MONTARGOT Nathalie (La Rochelle Business School)
MOON Jeremy (Copenhagen Business School)
MOTTIS Nicolas (Ecole Polytechnique)
NAOUI Fatiha (La Rochelle Business School)
NICOLAÏ Isabelle (Université Versailles St Quentin)
NIEDDU Martino (Université de Reims)
ORANGE Gérald (Université de Rouen)
ORUEZABALA Gwenaelle (IAE de Poitiers)
PALPACUER Florence (Université Montpellier 3)
PARANQUE Bernard (KEDGE Business School)
PARENT Geneviève (Université Laval – Québec)
PENALVA-ICHER Elise (Université Paris-Dauphine)
PEREZ Roland (Université de Montpellier)
PERRET Véronique (Université Paris Dauphine)
PETIT Olivier (Université d’Artois)
PIRIOU Jérôme (La Rochelle Business School)
POINT Patrick (Université de Bordeaux)
POSTEL Nicolas (Université de Lille 1)
POUSSING Nicolas (CEPS, Luxembourg)
QUAIREL Françoise (Université Paris Dauphine)
RAM Jiwat (La Rochelle Business School)
RAMONJY Dimbi (La Rochelle Business School)
RASTOIN Jean Louis (Supagro Montpellier)
REBERIOUX Antoine (Université Paris Diderot)
REYNAUD Emmanuelle (IAE Aix)
RICHARD Jacques (Université Paris Dauphine)
RIMAUD Marie-Noelle (La Rochelle Business School)
ROBE Jean-Philippe (Ecole de Droit Sciences Po Paris)
ROMESTANT Fanny (La Rochelle Business School)
ROUSSEAU Sandrine (Université de Lille)
ROUX Michel (Université de Paris-Nord)
RUEL Salomée (La Rochelle Business School)
SCHAFER Philippe (La Rochelle Business School)
SEGRESTIN Blanche (Ecole des Mines, Paris)
SEHIER Clément (Univ.Lille, Clerse)
SILVA François (Kedge Business School et CNAM, Paris)
SOBCZAK André (Audencia Business School, Nantes)
SOBEL Richard (Université de Lille )
SPRING Sophie (Université de Montpellier)
TAHSSAIN Loubna (La Rochelle Business School)
TCHOTOURIAN Ivan (Université Laval-Québec)
TEMRI Leila (SupAgro Montpellier)
TOUCHELAY Béatrice (Université de Lille)
TREBUCQ Stephane (Université de Bordeaux)
VALLAEYS François (University of the Pacific, Lima, Pérou)
VERCHER-CHAPTAL Corinne (Université de Paris-Nord)
VERNAC Stéphane (Université Amiens-Picardie)
VIVIEN Franck Dominique (Université de Reims)
VLACHOS Ilias (La Rochelle Business School)
VOGEL David (UC Berkeley)
VOTHANH Tan (La Rochelle Business School)
VUATTOUX Jean-Christophe (IAE de Poitiers)
VYE Didier (Université de La Rochelle)
WEBB Kernaghan (Ryerson University Toronto)
ZACCAÏ Edwin (UL Bruxelles)
ZAHM Frédéric (IRSTEA Bordeaux)