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The Socio-Economic Approach to Management originated in Lyon, France, is a different way to look at organizational change and management. In addition to growing as an organizational change intervention method, SEAM has been spreading in the academic environment. Henri Savall, developed SEAM theory in 1975 while being a professor at the University of Lyon. Over years, SEAM theory grew as a discipline. Eventually a separate department (École Universitaire de Gestion Innovante, EUGINOV) at the College of management (IAE Lyon, University of Jean Moulin) was created and it offered bachelor, master and doctoral degrees, training about 300 students each year.