Economics and social sciences

The Economics and social sciences department studies the social and economic transformations brought about by digital technology. Member of the research laboratory i3 (Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation, UMR 9217), it brings together nearly 60 teacher-researchers and about forty PhD students whose scientific production aims at an ambition of academic excellence and response to the challenges posed by thedigital transformation of our societies.


The Economics and social sciences department is made up of researchers from various fields of human, economic and social sciences: Sociology, Economics, Management Sciences, Ergonomics, Design, Psychosociology, Law.

The research activities are held within the Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation (i3), CNRS Mixed Research Unit nº9217. They are organized into four main axes.

  • Uses, participation, democratisation of innovation
  • Theory and models for design
  • Regulations of innovation
  • Transformations of innovative firms