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Associate Professor

  • Communication & Culture Department

Teaching Domains

Creative and cultural industries organizing
Arts-based methods for Management
Creativity management

Research Domains

Art and value creation
The role of culture in Public Policy Development
Organizational Aesthetics
Art-based pedagogical innovation
Art-based research

Curriculum vitae

Doctorate in Arts
Université de Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, France (2014)

Philosophiae Degree, Business administration, Organizational Behavior
Utrecht University for Humanism, Netherlands (The) (2014)

Reversal: le partage de la parole comme expérience sensible, esthétique et politique.

Master Art
Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, France (2006)

Engineer Degree in Telecommunication
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, France (1980)



MAIRESSE, P., SCHMIDT, G., BAZIN, Y. (2020) . An introduction to “Arts and organizations: From individuals to structures. The inseparable aesthetic dimension of politics”., Revue Internationale de Psychosociologie et de Gestion des Comportements Organisationnels (RIPCO), XXVI (Numéro Spécial 66),


MAIRESSE, P., BOBADILLA, N., LEFEBVRE, A. (2017) . Dysfunction. Ethics, strategies and challenges in art-based research dissemination., Dysfunction, 1 (1), 1-16


BOBADILLA, N., SCHMIDT, G., DEBEDETTI, S., MAIRESSE, P. (2015) . About art, social science...and restructuring: an interview with Howard S. Becker, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 22 (6), 756-768

MAIRESSE, P., SCHMIDT, G., BAUJOLIN, R., MOUREY, D., DEBENEDETTI, S., PERRET, V., PICHAULT, F., XHAUFLAIR, V. (2015) . Quand l’art parle des restructurations d’entreprises : Dévoilement des impensés et connaissance expérientielle, Gérer et Comprendre (120), 67-78


MAIRESSE, P., BEGON, E. (2013) . Réflexivité et capabilité : la part de création dans l’activité, Education Permanente (196),

MAIRESSE, P. (2019). L’approche esthétique des organisations et les méthodes de recherche ‘art-based’ : une posture épistémologique renouvelée (1ere ed.). In Moriceau J.-L, Soparnot, R. (Eds.), Pratiques des Méthodes Qualitatives. Editions EMS.

MAIRESSE, P. (2019). Les règles de la discussion et le sentiment de partage : Une expérimentation sensible, en forme de performance participative (1ere ed.). In Moriceau, J-L., Letiche, H. and Le Theule, M-A. (Eds.), L’art du Sens. Sense Publishers.

MAIRESSE, P., DEBENEDETTI, S. (2019). Who’s the Boss? Leadership, fable and power according to ‘The Boss-of-it-all’ (1rst ed.). In Letiche, H., Moriceau, J-L (Eds.), Turn to film. Sense Publishers.

GUILLET DE MONTHOUX, P., & MAIRESSE, P. (2017). Aesthetics of Collective Action: Φ and Π in a twisted impromptu on art and research by operational aesthetics (1rst ed.). In Raviola, E. & Zackariasson, P. (Eds.), Arts and Business - Building a Common Ground for Understanding Current Society. Routledge.

MAIRESSE, P. (2017). Du contexte à la conversation. Dynamiques collectives et pratiques collaboratives en arts plastiques (1ere ed.). In Kisseleva, O. (Eds.), Art et Territoire. Jean-Michel Place.

MAIRESSE, P. (2016). Learning by Art-Making: The Inner-Outer Experience: An Experiment within a Master’s Course in Audit, Control, and Accounting (1rsrt ed.). In Wankel, C. et Wankel, L. (Eds.), Integrating Curricular and Co-Curricular Endeavors to Enhance Student Outcomes. Routledge.

MAIRESSE, P. (2020). From context to conversation. Collective dynamics and collaborative practices stemming from the case of the visual arts.. Colloque International Intelligence Collective, Université de Lorraine.

MAIRESSE, P., MOREL, C., RYAN, A. (2020). Creative social interactions as dis-placement in liminality: a study of a creative network.. Cross sector social interactions.

MAIRESSE, P., & MOREL, C. (2018). Managing the relation between routines and creativity., British Academy of Management.

MAIRESSE, P. (2018). A revised ontology of participation. The case of Tino Seghal’s performance “These Associations”., CR3+ Navigating the plural voices of corporate responsibility.

MAIRESSE, P., & BOBADILLA, N. (2018). Artistic and organizational performance assessed., Art of Management and Organizations.

MAIRESSE, P. (2018). Towards an object-oriented organizational aesthetics.., EGOS, track01 Ethnography, surprises, stories and speaking out.

MAIRESSE, P. (2017). The artist as ethical or cynical leader: my experience with Tino Sehgal., EGOS- Sub-theme 40: "The Moral of the Story: Aesthetics and Ethics in Organizations.".


MAIRESSE, P., STICH, J.-F. (2020). 40 jours de télétravail coupé du monde:. conversation avec le « Web Robinson » Gauthier Toulemonde. The Conversation.

MOREL, C., MAIRESSE, P. (2018). The art of management. Arts Professional.

Scientific activities

Editor :

  • WHITE REIGN special issue#6 Dysfunction Journal, An issue dedicated to the career achievements of James A. “Billboard” Jackson (1878-1960). By Anthony Kwame Harrison and guests (Since 2019)
  • special issue#4 Dysfunction journal. An ssue dedicated to the "Trial of Fiction", October 7th 2017 (Since 2018)
  • publication issue#7 "Art History as Human Activity"

Associate Editor :

  • Revue Internationale de Psychosociologie et de Gestion des Comportements Organisationnels (RIPCO) : Arts and organizations: From individuals to structures, The inseparable aesthetic dimension of politics.

Reviewer for an academic journal :

  • Revue Internationale de Psychosociologie et de Gestion des Comportements Organisationnels (RIPCO)
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Organization Studies
  • Organizational Aesthetics

President of an academic association :

  • Second edition of dysfunction Day, the arts for the dissemination of research. (2019)
  • Dysfunction Day#1- International Forum. The arts for the dissemination of research, an international forum. (2018)

Founder of an academic association :

  • Dysfunction journal (Since 2017)

Reviewer for a scientific conference :

  • British Academy of Management (Since 2018)