Julie Fabbri

About Julie Fabbri

I am an Assistant Professor in Innovation and Strategic Management at emlyon business school and a Research Fellow at the Management Research Center (i3-CRG) of Ecole polytechnique.

I am interested in the synergies between space and organization in the context of innovation. My research activities focused on the intersection between the recent spatial turn in the management and organization theory literature and the empirical phenomenon of the rise of new inter-company & collaborative spaces (e.g. innovation lab, makerspace, fab lab, hacker space, living lab). I have completed a doctoral degree (2015) on intra- and inter-organizational dynamics within coworking spaces for innovative entrepreneurs. My main research projects deal with the materiality of organizations, open innovation management, and collective learning dynamics.

I am one of the co-founders and Vice-President of the international research network RGCS (Research Group on Collaborative Spaces – Paris, London, Montreal, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Roma), dealing with new work practices and workplace transformations in the context of the sharing and peer-to-peer economy. RGCS explores collaborative spaces, collaborative communities, and collaborative movements. It covers the managerial, social, political, digital, spatial, and temporal dimensions of coworking, DIY, and hacking practices.

Prior to joining emlyon Business School, I was General Secretary of the i7 Institute for Innovation & Competitiveness at ESCP Europe Business School (2011-2014), and then Research Fellow at the Innovation Management Chair of Ecole polytechnique (2015-2016).

I am also tutoring some startups (e.g. MakerTour, NoïTour, EdTech World Tour), advising some collaborative spaces (e.g. Volumes – a coworking/making/fooding space; Liberty Living Lab – a civic-tech space), and large French companies (e.g. Orange, Valeo) on their innovation labs, open innovation and user-centric management processes (e.g. crowdsourcing, design thinking).