This text aims to synthetize recent evolutions in the subjects and approaches of the French contemporary sociology in the field of work, organizations and institutions. 272 The underlined hypothesis is a cultural proximity with other latine countries, specially Italy, inside the wider international scientific debate.
One of the main common theme is the institutional and socio-political embeddedness of economic activities, quite different and complementary with the network analysis promoted by such authors like Granovetter.
In the French context, there is a strong tradition for services and society, a sociology of institutions, for Durkheim and Mauss to Sainsaulieu. It has to be adapted in a situation of globalization.