What we mean by culture
National cultures are interpretive frameworks that are shared, within one same society, by those who differ in their social positions and values.
The starting point for the research of Gestion et Société consisted in the work of Philippe d’Iribarne.
How we work
Decipher a culture : from traces to an overall picture of a culture.
Culture & Institutions
Cultures are not a landscape before which governance and institutions are implemented, but the material with which the latter organise themselves.
Culture & Management
Management practices must be considered as productions that are rooted in cultural contexts.
National Cultures & Organizations (Gestion et Société)
National Cultures & Organizations (Gestion & Société)’s research interests deal with the different ways people work and live together round the world. So far, 50 countries or territories, located on all continents, have been investigated, endeavoring to bring to light the role played by culture in the creation of institutions or the development of management practices. Concrete situations such as the cross-cultural transfer of management tools or the functioning of multicultural structures or groups constitute our main investigation field. Our research stands at the interface between organizational sociology, cultural anthropology, political philosophy and management. It is of interest to those who wish to understand the diversity of human societies and enlightens the people in charge of managing multinational structures such as global organizations. It also opens new paths for those who are attempting to leverage each culture’s potentiality in order to design institutions and policies that benefit development.
La logique de l’honneur
In La logique de l’honneur, Philippe d’Iribarne makes a comparison of three firms: French, Dutch and American, which carry out the same production with almost...
Efficaces ensemble. Un défi français
Jean-Pierre Segal, Paris, Seuil, 2009. This book presents a diachronic description of the building of a totally new organization within the Paris metro. It analyzes...