Camille Henrion, Clus’Ter Jura
Project manager in Clus'Ter Jura
Thesis : Creating a dynamic of entrepreneurial cooperation in a low-density territory
5-year course in sociology and anthropology with a Master 2 in social project engineering in social and solidarity economy.
Testimony of Camille Henrion
What is your background and how would you describe it, more academic, or in relation to the business world ?
A bit of both, I did a course in sociology and anthropology for 5 years with a Master 2 in social project engineering in social and solidarity economy, and in this last year of study, I did an internship in the company where I am currently doing my thesis in CIFRE, an industrial convention for research in companies. The CIFRE is an agreement that allows the company to receive a grant from the National Agency for Research and Technology to reduce the cost of a doctoral student in the company.
The mission of this company is to identify the dynamics of entrepreneurial cooperation, and my objective is to test the effectiveness of the systems put in place.
What is the subject of your thesis and how does it fit into the strategy of the company that currently employs you on fixed-term contracts ?
The title of my thesis is: Creating a dynamic of entrepreneurial cooperation in a low-density territory, as is the case of Clus’ter Jura, my company. The Jura is a low-density territory, with large spaces and few services, few entrepreneurs, little dynamism and a rather ageing population.
The idea consists, through our profession, in detecting business opportunities, revealing people, so as to accompany them, help them to undertake, make them cooperate in collectives. Building companies that will have a strong impact in social and environmental terms, while having a sustainable economic model, that is the purpose of the company and of my thesis.
In a nutshell, mobilizing people, sharing their resources, to make businesses work better.
We also communicated to the Clus’ter Jura on the launch of the thesis among our seventy members, involving them in these reflections and the research process on this central question: “Does getting people to cooperate to create jobs work? »
Can you explain to us what is Territory Startup and its importance for your research work ?
We have just organized our 3rd edition, it is an event that brings together three hundred people to work and reflect on a hundred workshops. Then, based on the material collected, the idea is to zoom in on this tool.
This raises many questions. What impact does it have? How does it work? And what are the indicators that emerge from it? We then discuss the results on the basis of this moment of creativity, in order to encourage participants to continue to think, to ask themselves how to implement innovative economic models, solutions that meet the needs of the territory.
We are very much about people, about design thinking, about the qualitative method.