How does novelty come about? Here, novelty is taken in the sense of an event
that actually changes the state of the world, which creates a before and after,
a disruption. This event is not planned (otherwise it would not be so new) neither is
it a pure coincidence. In other words, how is it possible to understand the creativity
of action (Joas, 1996), particularly in its strategic dimension (Depeyre & Dumez,
The first question is: how to identify novelty? Many speeches that announce a
disruption with fanfare actually hide a false innovation; many innovations that
brought about a real disruption were not perceived as such when they first appeared.
This question is directly related to another: how to analyze novelty?
Auteur: Hervé Dumez