Jean-Claude Thoenig

Jean-Claude Thoenig est directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS (Dauphine Recherches en Management), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Jean-Claude Thoenig est directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS. Il est rattaché à Dauphine Recherche en Management (UMR 7088 du CNRS et de l’université
Paris-Dauphine).

Les contributions pro bono de Jean-Claude Thoenig aux sciences sociales de l’action se situent principalement en sociologie des organisations et en sociologie politique. Ses approches privilégient une perspective de régulation sociale : comment les contextes et les acteurs rendent compatibles des logiques d’action hétérogènes et des enjeux instables, ambivalents ou localistes. Ses travaux explorent deux volets : les entreprises, les affaires publiques.

Jean-Claude Thoenig is a Senior Research Fellow (em.) at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and affiliated with Dauphine Recherche en Management (Université Paris-Dauphine).

His contributions are in the areas of sociology of organizations, of political sociology, of policy analysis, and public administration. He has tested innovative approaches in the field of organizational sociology such as cross-regulation mechanisms and inter-organizational action set-ups. He has offered interpretative models of national and territorial government, intergovernmental relationships, modernization and decentralization, technocracy and politics.

His current projects cover higher education and research organization issues such as the steering of national research policies and higher education institutions in EU countries, and the fabrication of academic quality by universities.

Jean-Claude Thoenig has been a co-founder of several professional associations and research institutions such as EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies), the Ecole de Paris du management, GRALE (European network for the study of local government), the first French public management school for city and region managers, and the first French research center on public policy.

Experience

  • –present
    Emeritus director of research, Centre of Research, Dauphine Recherches en Management, National Centre for Scientific Research
  • 1984–2006
    Professor, INSEAD and CEDEP, Fontainebleau
  • 1984–2003
    Senior research fellow, Groupe d’Analyse des Politiques Publiques
  • 1979–1983
    Associate dean, INSEAD, Fontainebleau
  • 1977–1978
    Research fellow, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Bordeaux
  • 1975–1977
    Professor, Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
  • 1964–1974
    Reseach fellow, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, Paris
  • 1963–1964
    Assistant Professor, University of Geneva