pascal

mail: pascal.le_masson@mines-paristech.fr

Phone: + 33 (0)1 40 51 92 21

 

 

 

Le Masson Pascal

Professor at MINES ParisTech –PSL Research University chair of Design Theory and Methods for Innovation

Head of the Centre for Management Science – i3 UMR CNRS 9217

Head of the Engineering Design curriculum of MINES ParisTech (with Benoit Weil)

Chairman of the Design Theory SIG of the Design Society (with Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University)

Diplomas:

Engineer of Mines ParisTech (1996), Doctor in Management Science of Mines ParisTech (2001), Habilitation of East-Paris University (2008)

 

Main research interests:

Design theory. Related to: formal models of design reasoning, design and decision, design and mathematics, design and art, design and technologies configurations, design and independence, design and science

Design-oriented organizations. Related to: innovation and technology management, project management, innovative companies, user involvement, open innovation and communities, research management, KCP, conceptive research, conceptive development, generic technology

Design and neurosciences. Related to: fixation, creativity, executive functions, design psychology

Design economics, design regimes. Related to: industry lifecycle, economic growth, platforms and ecosystems, niche management, socio-technical regimes, path dependency, common good, architect of the unknown, college of the unknown,…

Design, reception and critic. Related to: use generative products, design rhetoric, metaphors in design,…

Design history. Related to: history of the enterprise, history of R&D, history of engineering departments, history of engineering science

 

Awards, plenary:

Plenary conferences

Invited plenary conference, Le Masson P., Subrahmanian E., Reich, Y. (2015), ICED 2015, Milan, Design theory : the foundations of a new paradigm for science and engineering (500 participants)

Invited keynote «  Science and Innovation: How Contemporary Design Theory Sheds Light on the Logics of the Unknown and the Generative Processes » 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Nice, France,

Invited conference, Le Masson P. (2015), “Design theory and system theory”, Invited lecture, Bristol University.

Plenary Speaker Le Masson P. (2015), “Introduction à la théorie et aux méthodes de la conception innovante”, 8èmes rencontres du Végétal, 12 janvier 2015, Angers (200 personnes)

Plenary Speaker Kokshagina, O., and Le Masson, P. (2014). “Conception innovante et formation doctorale : les compétences  du manager-expert ”, Journée doctorale du Groupe SNCF, 10 décembre 2014. Paris.

Plenary Speaker Strategic Seminar MOVEO (100 pers.) “Les nouveaux intermédiaires de l’open innovation” (St Remy les Chevreuses, 11 septembre 2014).

Plenary Speaker “Design Semantics SIG conference”, Bari, June 2014 (50 persons)

French National Assembly conference: “the new frontiers of innovation”, April 2014.

French Academy of Technology plenary: “Facts and issues of Open Innovation”, April 2014

Plenary speaker IDEMi13 (int. Conf. on Integration of Design, Engineering & Management for innovation), Porto, 6th June 2013 (120 participants)

Awards

ICED 2015 reveiwers’ favourite award – Brun, J., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2015) “Analyzing the generative effects of sketches with design theory: sketching to foster knowledge reordering.” International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan, Reviewers’favorite award ICED’15.

IPDM 2014 Tom Hustad Best Paper award Dubois, L.-E., Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Cohendet, P. (2014). “From organizing for innovation to innovating for organization: how co-design fosters change in organizations.” 21st International Product Development Management Conference (Thomas Hustad best paper award), Limerick, Ireland, 23.

AIMS 2014 Best paper award (association internationale de management stratégique). Dubois, L.-E., Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Cohendet, P. (2014). “Co-design : de l’organisation au service de l’innovation à l’innovation au service de l’organisation.” AIMS 2014 (prix du meilleur papier), Rennes, France, 23.

Marine Agogué, best thesis of the AIMS (international association of strategic management) (P. Le Masson supervisor) (2013)

Among the three best papers of Creativity and Innovation Management Journal (2012) Nominated for the Tudor Rickards & Susan Moger Best Paper Award 2011

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

(German) Peter Pribilla Foundation Research Project Prize (2010).

 

Academic responsibilities:

Head of the Centre for Management Science – i3 UMR CNRS 9217 (since 2013)

Co-chair (with Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon Univ) of the Special Interest Group “Design Theory” of the Design Society (since 2011).

Co-Organizer (with A. David, Dauphine Univ) of the 2013 International Product Development Management Conference (240 participants).

Member of the Scientific Committee of IHEST (High Studies Institute for Science and Technology) (since 2014)

Member of the Scientific Committee of Telecom Ecole de Management (since 2015)

Area Editor (Design Theory and Research Methods) of Research in Engineering Design (since 2015)

Track Chair at Euram 2016, 2015 and 2014 (Design Science), Euram 2013 (Organizing creativity for innovation) and 2011 (Knowledge Management and Absorptive Capacity). Program Committee member of Design Computing and Cognition 2012, 2014, 2016, of R&D Management 2012, of Design 2012, Design 2014, Design 2016.

Member of the scientific committee of the International Product Development Management Conference (since 2013)

Member of the scientific evaluation committees of ANR “innovation-regulation-governance” (2014), ANR “franco-german” program (2009-2012) and of ANR “creative society” (2011).

Guest Editor of the special issue on Design Theory of Research in Engineering Design journal (2012). Guest Editor of the special issue on Waiting Games of the Technology Analysis and Strategic Management journal (2011).

Organizer of the Design Theory SIG Paris workshops since 2008 (more than 100 participants in 2015, more than 36 institutions, 12 countries).

 

Teaching activities: 

Head of the Engineering Design curriculum of Mines ParisTech  (engineering students, PhD students, professional, industrial design students): program created in the design research program at MINES ParisTech (with Armand Hatchuel and Benoit Weil), today replicated by several engineering schools, industrial design schools and international universities (Chalmers Sweden, Stanford California, Delft,…).

Head (with Armand Hatchuel) of the course “Statistical Decision Theory”.

Head (with Blanche Segrestin) of the course “Microeconomics of Design and Firm Theory” (Dauphine University).

Designer (with Benoit Weil) of the courses “Product Design and Innovation” (2001), “Design-Research-Innovation” (2005) and “Generative functions” (2014) at MINES ParisTech. Designer of a new course “Design theory, methods and organization” of PSL-Research University (Innovation-Technology-Institute).

PhD supervisor of 5 defended PhD thesis: Yacine Felk (2011), Marine Agogué (2012), Ingi Brown (2013), Olga Kokshagina (2014), Pierre-Antoine Arrighi (2014), Louis-Etienne Dubois (2015, in partnership with HEC Montreal). PhD supervisor of 8 theses in progress: Kenza El Qaoumi, Fabien Jean, Benjamin Cabanes, Laura Le Du, Juliette Brun, Hicham Ezzat, Morgane Benade (Co-Chair with Aachen Technical University RWTH), Mario Le Glatin, Daniel Carvajal Perez.

 

Some publications reflecting research interests (in the last five years):

Books:

Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Hatchuel, A. (2014). Théorie, méthodes et organisations de la conception, Sciences de la Conception, M. Nakhla, Presses des Mines, Paris. 464 p.,

Le Masson, P., Weil, B., & Hatchuel, A. (2010). Strategic Management of Design and Innovation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In French : Les processus d’innovation, conception innovante et croissances des entreprises, Hermes-Lavoisier (2006)

 

Journal articles:

Arrighi, P.-A., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2015). “Managing radical innovation as an innovative design process: generative constraints and cumulative set of rules.” Creativity and Innovation Management, 24, (3), pp. 373-390.

Le Masson, P., Hatchuel, A., and Weil, B. (2015). “Design theory at Bauhaus: teaching “splitting” knowledge.” Research in Engineering Design, pp. 1-25.

Lenfle, S., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2015). “When project management meets design theory: revisiting the Manhattan and Polaris projects to characterize “radical innovation” and its managerial implications.” Creativity and Innovation Management, ((accepted)), pp.

Potier, O., Brun, J., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2015). “How Innovative Design can contribute to Chemical and Process Engineering development? Opening new innovation paths by applying the C-K method.” Chemical Engineering Research and Design, To be published, pp.

Kokshagina O, Le Masson P, Weil B (2015) Portfolio management in double unknown situations: technological platforms and the role of cross-application managers Creativity and Innovation Management (accepted).

Agogué M, Le Masson P, Dalmasso C, Houdé O, Cassotti M (2015) Resisting classical solutions: The creative mind of industrial designers and engineers. Journal of Psychology of the Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts (accepted).

Kroll, E., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2014). “Steepest-first exploration with learning-based path evaluation: uncovering the design strategy of parameter analysis with C–K theory.” Research in Engineering Design, 25, pp. 351-373.

Arrighi, P.-A., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2014). “Addressing constraints creatively: how new design software helps solve the dilemma of originality and feasibility ».” Creativity and Innovation Management, Published on line Oct 2014, pp.

Agogué, M., Kazakçi, A., Hatchuel, A., Le Masson, P., Weil, B., Poirel, N., and Cassotti, M. (2014). “The impact of type of examples on originality: Explaining fixation and stimulation effects.” Journal of Creative Behavior, 48, (1), pp. 1-12.

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.

Le Masson P, Dorst K, Subrahmanian E (2013) Design Theory: history, state of the arts and advancements. Research in Engineering Design 24 (2):97-103.

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

Agogué M, Comtet G, Le Masson P, Menudet J-F, Picard R (2013) Managing innovative design within the health ecosystem: the Living Lab as an architect of the unknown. Revue Management et Avenir Santé 1 (1):17-32.

Agogué M, Yström A, Le Masson P (2013) Rethinking the Role of Intermediaries as an architect o f collective exploration  and creation fo knowledge in open innovation. International Journal of Innovation Management 17 (2):24.

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.

Agogué M, Le Masson P, Robinson DKR (2012) Orphan Innovation, or when path-creation goes stale: missing entrepreneurs or missing innovation? Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 24 (6):603-616.

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) Revisiting Absorptive Capacity with a Design Perspective. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies 5 (1/2):10-44.

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., 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.

Hatchuel, A., Le Masson, P., & Weil, B. (2011). Teaching Innovative Design Reasoning: How C-K Theory Can Help to Overcome Fixation Effect. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 25(1), 77-92.

Aggeri, F., Le Masson, P., Branciard, A., Paradeise, C., & Peerbaye, A. (2010). Technological Platforms in the life sciences. European Review of  Industrial Economics and Policy, 1(1). In French : Aggeri, F., Le Masson, P., Branciard, A., Paradeise, C., & Peerbaye, A. (2007). Les plates-formes technologiques dans les sciences de la vie : politiques publiques, organisations et performances. Revue d’économie industrielle, 120 Numéro spécial biotechnologies(4ème trimestre), 21-40.

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.

Hatchuel, A., Starkey, K., Tempest, S., & Le Masson, P. (2010). Strategy as Innovative Design: An Emerging Perspective. Advances in Strategic Management, 27, 3-28.

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

Elmquist, M., & Le Masson, P. (2009). The value of a ‘failed’ R&D project: an emerging evaluation framework for building innovative capabilities. R&D Management, 39(2), 136-152. (among the five most cited papers of R&D Management 2014)

 

Conference with peer review and proceedings

Le Masson, P., Hatchuel, A., Kokshagina, O., and Weil, B. (2015) “Generic technique and the dynamics of technologies: using matroid and design theory to design techniques with systemic impact.” International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan.

Le Masson P, Subrahmanian E, Reich Y (2015) Design theory : the foundations of a new paradigm for science and engineering. In: International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan, 2015.

Jean F, Le Masson P, Weil B (2015) Inverse Technology C-K in Environment C-K to overcome design fixation. In: International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan, 2015.

Brun J, Le Masson P, Weil B (2015) analyzing the generative effects of sketches with design theory: sketching to foster knowledge reordering. In: International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan, 2015. Reviewers’favorite award ICED’15

Agogué M, Le Masson P (2015) Rethinking ideation: a cognitive approach of innovation lock-ins In: Academy of Management, Vancouver, 2015.

Lenfle, S., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2014). “Using design theory to characterize various forms of breakthrough R&D projects and their management: revisting manhattan and polaris.” European Academy of Management, Valencia, Spain, 31.

Kokshagina, O., Gilliers, T., Cogez, P., Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2014). “Towards a new form of ideas contests in high-tech environment: design community building in double unknown.” European Academy of Management, Valencia, Spain.

Hooge, S., Kokshagina, O., Le Masson, P., Levillain, K., Weil, B., Fabreguette, V., and Popiolek, N. (2014). “Designing generic technologies in Energy Research: learning from two CEA technologies for double unknown management.” European Academy of Management, Valencia.

Dubois, L.-E., Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Cohendet, P. (2014). “From organizing for innovation to innovating for organization: how co-design fosters change in organizations.” AIMS 2014 (prix du meilleur papier), Rennes, France, 23.

Kokshagina, O., Gilliers, Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2014). “Towards a new form of ideas contests in high-tech environment: design community building in double unknown.” Academy of Management.

Le Masson P, Hatchuel A, Weil B (2013) Teaching at Bauhaus: improving design capacities of creative people? From modular to generic creativity in desing-driven innovation. Paper presented at the 10th European Academy of Design, Gothenburg,

Kroll E, Le Masson P, Weil B (2013) Modeling parameter analysis design moves with C-K theory. Paper presented at the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED’13, Séoul, Korea,

Kokshagina O, Le Masson P, Weil B (2013) How design theories enable the design of generic technologies: notion of generic concepts and Genericity building operators Paper presented at the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED’13, Séoul, Korea,

Hatchuel A, Reich Y, Le Masson P, Weil B, Kazakçi AO (2013) Beyond Models and Decisions: Situating Design through generative functions. Paper presented at the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED’13, Séoul, Korea,

Cogez P, Kokshagina O, Le Masson P, Weil B (2013) Industry-Wide Technology Road Mapping in Double Unknown – The Case of the Semiconductor Industry. In: IEEE International Technology Management Conference, San Jose, CA, 2013.

Arrighi P-A, Le Masson P, Weil B (2013) Breaking the Dilemma between robustnee and generativeness: a comparative experiment on the use of New Design Software at the Design Gap. In: European Academy of Management, Istambul, Turkey, 2013. p 32

Agogué M, Berthet E, Fredberg T, Le Masson P, Segrestin B, Stötzel M, Wiener M, Ystrom A (2013) A contingency approach of open innovation intermediaries – the management principles of the “intermediary of the unknown”. Paper presented at the European Academy of Management, Istambul,

Le Masson P, Cogez P, Felk Y, Weil B (2011) Absorptive Capacity for Radical Innovation: A Case Study in the Semiconductor Industry. In: IEEE International Technology Management Conference, San Jose, CA, 2011.

Hatchuel A, Le Masson P, Reich Y, Weil B (2011) A systematic approach of design theories using generativeness and robustness. In: International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED’11, Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, 2011. p 12

Felk Y, Le Masson P, Weil B, Hatchuel A (2011) Designing patent portfolio for disruptive innovation – a new methodology based on C-K theory. In: International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED’11, Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, 2011. p 12

Cogez P, Felk Y, Le Masson P, Weil B (2011) Absorptive Capacity for Radical Innovation: a Case Study in the Semiconductor Industry. In: IEEE International Technology Management Conference, San Jose, California, 2011.

Le Masson P, Weil B (2009) The sources of German Systematic Design. Paper presented at the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED ’09), Stanford, CA,

Hatchuel A, Le Masson P, Weil B (2009) Understanding the emergence of new design strategies in companies: managing intentional breakthrough innovation. In: European Academy of Management, Liverpool, 2009. p 19

Hatchuel A, Le Masson P, Weil B (2009) Design Theory and Collective Creativity: a Theoretical Framework to Evaluate KCP Process. In: International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED’09, 24-27 August 2009, Stanford CA, 2009.

Hatchuel A, Le Masson P, Weil B (2008) Teaching Innovative Desing Reasoning: how Could C-K Theory Help? In: International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Barcelona, Spain, 4 & 5 September 2008 2008. p 6

Hatchuel A, Le Masson P, Weil B (2008) Learning to face the unknown and the emergent: a project-based critical learning perspective. In: European Academy of Management, Ljublana, 2008. p 19

Book Chapter

Le Masson, P., and Mc Mahon, C. (2016). “Armand Hatchuel et Benoit Weil – la théorie C-K, un fondement formel aux théories de l’innovation.” Les grands auteurs du management de l’innovation et de la créativité, T. Burger-Helmchen, C. Hussler, et P. Cohendet, eds., In Quarto – Editions Management et Société, Parispp. 588-613

Hatchuel A, Le Masson P, Weil B, Agogué M, Kazakçi AO, Hooge S (2015) Mulitple forms of applications and impacts of a design theory – ten years of industrial applications of C-K theory. In: Chakrabarti A, Lindemann U (eds) Impact of Design Research on Industrial Practice: Tools, technology, and Training. Springer, Munich,

Le Masson, P., Weil, B., and Kokshagina, O. (2015). “A new perspective for risk management: a study of the design of generic technology with a matroid model in C-K theory.” Principia Designae - Pre-Design, Design, and Post-Design – Social Motive for the Highly Advanced Technological Society, T. Taura, ed., Springer, Tokyo pp. 199-219

Le Masson, P., and Weil, B. (2014). “Réinventer l’entreprise : la gestion collégiale des inconnus communs non appropriables.” L’entreprise, point aveugle du savoir, B. Segrestin, B. Roger, et S. Vernac, eds., Sciences humaines, Paris pp. 238-253

Le Masson, P., Aggeri, F., Barbier, M., & Caron, P. (2012). The sustainable fibres of generative expectation management: The “building with hemp” case study. In M. Barbier & B. Elzen (Eds.), System Innovations, Knowledge Regimes, and Design Practices towards Transitions for Sustainable Agriculture (pp. 226-251). Paris: INRA Editions.

Le Masson, P., Weil, B., & Hatchuel, A. (2009). Platforms for the design of platforms: collaborating in the unknown. In A. Gawer (Ed.), Platforms, Market and Innovation (pp. 273-305). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Hatchuel, A., Le Masson, P., & Weil, B. (2006). Building Innovation Capabilities. The Development of Design-Oriented Organizations. In J. Hage & M. Meeus (Eds.), Innovation, Science and Industrial Change, the Handbook of Research. (pp. 294-312). New-York: Oxford University Press.

 

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