Professor of management and Business History
Humanities and Sciences Sociales Department
École Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau cedex
Tél. : (+33) 1 69 33 33 55
Fax : 00 33 1 69 33 34 27
Eric Godelier is professor at the École Polytechnique (a French school of Engineer specialised in science and engineering), in charge of developing and coordinating management and business history courses. He is also Chairman of the Humanities and Social Sciences department. He graduated from the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, having specialized in economics and management studies. He obtained a Ph.D degree in History at EHESS, with a dissertation studying the French steel corporation Usinor (1948-1986), and is a member of the editorial committee of Entreprises et Histoire. In the École Polytechnique’s research center on Social Sciences, LinX (Laboratoire interdisciplinaire en Sciences sociales de l'X), he researches the conception and diffusion processes of management tools and models from an historical and anthropological perspective. In 2006 he published two books : Usinor-Arcelor. Du local au Global, the history of the largest French steel corporation from 1948 to 2004, and La culture d’entreprise (Corporate Culture). Since early 2006, he has been coordinating a four-year international program on French management tools and models (18th-20th centuries). In 2011, at the end of this research program, the first on line book in French Business History was published with 42 contributions (http://mtpf.mlab-innovation.net/fr/). In 2013, he published an article on « Corporate culture from an Historical Perspective » in a book on History and management sciences, Paris, Vuibert, edited by L. Cailluet, Y. Lemarchand and M.-E. Chessel.
in 2016, He has been elected President of the French Business History Association