mail: benoit.weil@mines-paristech.fr

Phone: + 33 (0)1 40 51 91 06

Professor at MINES ParisTech

Chair Design Theory and Methods for Innovation

 

Civil Engineer from Ecole des Mines, 1983

PhD in Engineering and Management Science, MINES ParisTech, 1999

 

Titles and Positions

Full Professor (1st class since 2000) at MINES ParisTech

Coordinator of the Chair « Design Theory and Methods for Innovation » at MINES ParisTech with Armand Hatchuel (since 2009)

Head Professor of the Engineering Design and Management Curricula (Option Ingénierie de la Conception) at MINES ParisTech with Pascal Le Masson. Co-founder of this curricula with Armand Hatchuel in 1994

Deputy Director of CGS (Center for Management Sciences)

 

Research areas

Design Theory and models for Design Science

Design and R&D Management

Management of the Innovative Firm

Theory of Design Regimes

R&D and Design history

 

Awards

Nominated for the the Tudor Rickards & Susan Moger Best Paper Award 2011,

Reviewer favourite Paper International Conference on Engineering Design (2011).

 

Academic responsibilities

Organizer of the International Workshop on Design Theory, Paris 2008 and 2009

Founding member of the SIG Design Theory of the Design Society (2009)

Member of the AgroParisTech scientific committee (2003-2012)

Member of ECLEER scientific committee (2009-2011)

Member of the scientific committee of the doctoral school « Augustin Cournot » at Strasbourg University (2006-2012)

 

Teaching Activities

Head of the Engineering Design and Management Curricula: (Option Ingénierie de la Conception). Particularly in charge of : Innovative design methodologies and organisation, R&D Management, Knowledge Management.

Head of the course Design Sciences at MINESParisTech

Founder of the course: Product Design and Innovation (Conception de Produit et Innovation), (1997): design theory and design regimes, from rule-based design to innovative design (with Pascal Le Masson)

Founder of the course Design Research and Innovation (Conception, recherche, innovation), for PhD students of MINES ParisTech, (2005), with Pascal Le Masson

 

Selected publications

Books:

Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Hatchuel, A. (2010). Strategic Management of Design and Innovation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. p.450.

Hatchuel, A. and Weil B. (Eds) « Les nouveaux regimes de la conception », Vuibert et Cerisy, 2008.

Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Hatchuel, A. (2006). Les processus d’innovation. Conception innovante et croissance des entreprises, Hermès, Paris. 471 p.

Hatchuel, A. and Weil B. « Experts in organisations. A knowledge based perspective on organizational change » Walter de Gruyter, Berlin-New-York, 1995.

Hatchuel, A. et Weil B. « L’Expert et le Systeme. Gestion des savoirs et métamorphose des acteurs dans l’entreprise industrielle », Economica, Paris 1992.

Journal articles (since 2008)

Le Masson P, Weil B (2013) Design theories as languages for the unknown: insights from the German roots of systematic design (1840-1960). Research in Engineering Design 24 (2):105-126.

Hatchuel A, Weil B, Le Masson P (2013) Towards an ontology of expansion: lessons from C-K Design theory and Forcing. Research in Engineering Design 24 (2):147-163.

Agogué M, Kazakçi A, Hatchuel A, Le Masson P, Weil B, Poirel N, Cassotti M (2013) The impact of type of examples on originality: Explaining fixation and stimulation effects. Journal of Creative Behavior.

Robinson DKR, Le Masson P, Weil B (2012) Waiting Games: innovation impasses in situations of high uncertainty. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 24 (6):543-548.

Le Masson P, Weil B, Hatchuel A, Cogez P (2012) Why aren’t they locked in waiting games? Unlocking rules and the ecology of concepts in the semiconductor industry. . Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 24 (6):617-630.

Le Masson P, Cogez P, Felk Y, Weil B (2012) Absorptive Capacity for Radical Innovation: A Case Study in the Semiconductor Industry. Advances in Technology and Innovation Management 1.

Le Masson P, Cogez P, Felk Y, Weil B (2012) Revisiting Absorptive Capacity with a Design Perspective. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies 5 (1/2):10-44.

Le Masson P, Hatchuel A, Weil B (2011) The Interplay Between Creativity issues and Design Theories: a new perspective for Design Management Studies? Creativity and Innovation Management 20 (4):217-237.

Le Masson P, Weil B (2010) La conception innovante comme mode d’extension et de régénération de la conception réglée : les expériences oubliées aux origines des bureaux d’études. Entreprises et histoire 58 (1):51-73.

Le Masson P, Weil B (2010) Aux sources de la R&D : genèse des théories de la conception réglée en Allemagne (1840-1960). Entreprises et histoire 2010 (1):11-50.

Daloz P, Weil B, Fridenson P, Le Masson P (2010) Concevoir les outils du Bureau d’Etudes : Dassault Systèmes une firme innovante au service des concepteurs. Entreprises et histoire 58 (1):150-164.

Hatchuel, A., Garel, G., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2009). “L’intrapreneuriat, compétence ou symptôme ? Vers de nouvelles organisations de l’innnovation.” Revue Française de Gestion, 35, (195), pp. 159-174.

Hatchuel, A., et Weil, B. (2009). “C-K design theory: an advanced formulation. » Research in Engineering Design, 19, 4, 2009.

Ballot Eric, Segrestin Blanche et Weil Benoît (2008)’Another look on product diversity: some new propositions to design profitable product ranges’, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol.8, pp. 4-21.