Armand Hatchuel is Professor of Management and Design at the Ecole des Mines de Paris and permanent guest Professor at the Fenix Center of The Chalmers Institute of Goteborg. His is also deputy director of the Center for Management Science. His research work has been about the theory and history of both management and Design. This has lead him to develope several empirical research programs on innovative firms and on knowledge creation in design processes. With other colleagues he has developed an epistemology of collective action that can be seen as a foundational perspective for management. He has published several books (translated in english : Experts in organizations. A knowledge based perspective on organizational change, with B.Weil, Walter de Gruyter 1995) and articles and is member of the editorial boards for Organization Studies and Organization Science. He is currently member of national scientific committees in France and Sweden. In 1996, he was awarded a french large media prize for his work in Management and he received in 2003 the medal of the National School of Arts et Metiers for his work in Design theory. He is also columnist for Management issues at the french newspaper ” Le Monde “.