M@n@gement Special Issue “Observation” available online

Announcement by the M@n@gement Editorial Team

M@n@gement Special Issue “Observation” is available online (Open Access)

Dear colleagues,

In this tough period, we are grateful for the opportunity to share with you this wonderful special issue on ‘observation’ in all its forms, in entirely free and open access journal M@n@gement.

The issue 23(3) starts with an introductory piece by guest editors Thibaut Bardon, Lionel Garreau, Chahrazad Abdallah, Benoît Journé and Maja Korica. You can then read four original research papers dedicated to different methods of observation. Isabelle Royer first investigates techniques and challenges of observing materiality in organizations. Christelle Théron then develops an original methodological device, the “SCI” (Shadowing-Conversations-Interview to the Double), to capture cognitive underpinnings of action. Nathalie Raulet-Croset, Rachel Beaujolin and Thierry Boudes examine multi-shadowing, i.e. multiple simultaneous observators. Justine Arnoud and Hélène Peton study the production of a collective narrative through the emplotment of multiple parallel stories in the nuclear sector. In an invited contribution, Hervé Laroche uses the metaphor of photography to analyze observation.

A nicely complementary Unplugged concludes this issue by focusing on ethnography, with the collective contributions of, in their order of appearance: David Courpasson, Eleunthia Wong Ellinger, Yousra Rahmouni Elidrissi, Nesrine Bouguerra, Roscoe Conan D’Souza, David Sanson, Claire Le Breton and Clara Roussey.

We are also pleased to announce that M@n@gement has been awarded the DOAJ Seal of Approval, granted by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) to journals that achieve a high level of openness, adhere to best practices and high publishing standards. M@n@gement is also a signatory member of the San Francisco Declaration on research assessment (DORA).

We would like to thank all those who contributed to this issue and this DOAJ award: authors, reviewers, readers, former co-editors in chief, guest and senior editors, methodology GT AIMS, our publishing editor Open Academia, CNRS INSHS, and AIMS.

Have a good read,

On behalf of the editorial team

Héloïse Berkowitz and Hélène Delacour

Co-editors in chief of M@n@gement




M@n@gement 23(3), Special Issue: Observation


Rethinking Observation: Challenges and Practices

Thibaut Bardon, Lionel Garreau, Chahrazad Abdallah, Benoît Journé, Maja Korica



Observing Materiality in Organizations

Isabelle Royer


Enhancing In Situ Observation with the SCI Design (Shadowing–Conversations–Interview to the Double) to Capture the Cognitive Underpinnings of Action

Christelle Théron


Multi-Shadowing: A Gateway to Organizing? The Case of Hunting with Hounds

Nathalie Raulet-Croset, Rachel Beaujolin, Thierry Boudes


Observing to Coproduce a Collective Narrative: Emplotment of Multiple Parallel Stories

Justine Arnoud, Hélène Peton



Observation as photography: A metaphor

Hervé Laroche



Ethnography Unplugged

David Courpasson, Eleunthia Wong Ellinger, Yousra Rahmouni Elidrissi, Nesrine Bouguerra, Roscoe Conan D’Souza, David Sanson, Claire Le Breton, Clara Roussey