- Associate Professor in Sociology of Work

Discipline department
Management of People and Organisations Unit
Teaching area
Thesis Methodology
Human Resources Management
Organizational Behaviour
Xavier Philippe is an associate professor in Human Resource Management and Sociology of Work at EM Normandie. He holds a PhD in Management Science and Sociology of Work delivered from both ESCP Europe and CNAM in 2012. As a former professional in executive education (previously as Project Manager in a Business School and Chief Administrative Officer of a training center), he regularly develops and conducts training sessions for managers and executives. His research interests focus on the institutionalization of management tools and practices within organizations and the role of corporations on an institutional level. He studies in particular the fundamental role of the organizational imaginary in the diffusion and legitimation of management tools, practices and symbols.
2012: PhD in Management Science and Sociology of Wor,  ESCP Europe and CNAM
Professional experience
  • Since 2015: Professor in Human Ressources Management - EM Normandie
  • 2011-2015: Professor assistant - Neoma Business School
  • 2010-2011: Research assistant - Rouen Business School
  • 2010: Affiliated teacher - Rouen Business School
  • 2007-2010: Responsible for Plans in Pedagogic Engineering - ESCP Europe
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Year of publication


Philippe, X 2012, 'L’institution seconde Université d’Entreprise : Une analyse de l’imaginaire organisationnel' in Sociology
PhD Dissertation / Accreditation to Supervise Management Research

Lourd, C & Philippe, X (forthcoming), "'Take your passion and make it happen”: la reconversion professionnelle déraisonnable. Le cas de la filière équine', Revue Internationale de Psychosociologie et de Gestion des Comportements Organisationnels (RIPCO). FNEGE: 4 ; HCERES: C

Academic articles

Sorreda, T & Philippe, X (forthcoming), ‘“Business is business”: a journey into a French suburban drug dealing bureaucratic gang’, Society and Business Review. FNEGE: 4 ; HCERES: C

Academic articles

Philippe, X, Alves, S & Ardouin, T 2019, ‘L’orchestration organisationnelle des attentes de reconnaissance sociale. Le cas d’un programme d’Université d’Entreprise’, Recherches en Sciences de Gestion, no. 131/2019, April.  CNRS 4 ; FNEGE 3 ; HCERES: B

Academic articles
Alves, S, Ardouin, T & Philippe, X 2014, 'Tuteur, Manager, un enrichissement bi-directionnel', Management & Avenir, no. 67, pp.33-50, January.; CNRS: 4; AERES: C; FNEGE: 4
Academic articles
Philippe, X, Steyer, V & Picard, S 2017, 'Clandestine legitimacy work: When the real reshapes the rules. The case of the World Equestrian Games', 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark, July, 5-8
Academic communications
Philippe, X 2016, ' Vive le sport ! Ÿ. Une analyse sociologique de l’imaginaire sportif lors des Jeux Equestres Mondiaux 2014', 42ème Journée de la Recherche Equine, Paris, France, 17 mars
Academic communications
Philippe, X, Steyer, V & Picard, S 2016, 'The intermediary role of corporations in shaping regulation: Organizing accountability and legitimation ties in the vaccine industry', 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Naples, Italy, July, 7-9
Academic communications

Perezts, M, Philippe, X, Picard, S & Steyer, V 2013, 'Orchestrating firms’ competitiveness: A case study on the strategic managers’ role of knotting action nets ', 22ème Conférence annuelle de l’AIMS, Clermont-Ferrand, June 9-12

Academic communications
Philippe, X & Perezts, M 2012, 'Performing the imaginary dimension of organizations', 4th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies, Language and Communication @ Work: Discourse, Narrativity and Organizing, Kos, Greece, June, 21-23
Academic communications