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Paris Chrysos

Πάρις Χρυσός

The developers

The developers are the new idols of innovation, at the heart of the emergence of new technological objects (drones, 3D printers, biotechnologies, etc.) and of new uses. Often hosted in the renewed basements of enterprises, sometimes hackers, they share their time between their day job and their side project, and go beyond the standard norms of management and the classical division of labour. Their skills don’t come from a standard education, they are acquired progressively, through their own exploration of new technologies. Paris Chrysos tells the story of developers, decrypts their action mode and their way of thinking, and reveals the new rules of innovation. The author shows that the developers are the forerunners of a forward-thinking culture of work. He explains their role in the new economy and how they undertake a non-standard and creative process to manufacture better solutions or to project new technological dreams.

Les développeurs, par Paris Chrysos (Editions Fyp, 143 pages)

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About

Professor of Innovation Management at ISC Paris , I live in Paris but also like doing things abroad. My Ph.D. thesis, undertaken at  Mines – ParisTech was about innovation on the Web (written in English, downloaded more than 2600 times through archives-ouvertes.fr and cnrs.fr). There, I conceptualised the role of developers in the emergence of new industries, a process implying their personal transformation along with the transformation of new technologies. Graduate Computer, Electrical and Electronics Engineer of the National Technical University of Athens, I had my Master in Sociology of innovation before enrolling to Ph.D. study.

I am currently interested in the modelling of innovation processes, the role of developers in formal and informal contexts, the modes of diffusion and appropriation of technologies for innovation and the institutional transformation brought by this movement.

In this movement, I advance my research in relationship to the international evolutions of the new technologies and of business, to the different actions of the organisations where I participate, to the trainings I animate and to what I have produced as thought on the governance of contemporary phenomena.

I am currently participating at the Chair Continuous Improvement 4.0 of the Center for Scientific Management (Mines-ParisTech). I’ve been visiting scholar at the Center for Organizational Research and Design of the School of Public Affaires at Arizona State University and at the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens.