Islam and democracy

Philippe d’Iribarne, Etudes, 2015/4 (April). Read more As can be seen in Indonesia, Turkey, and some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and at one time in Kemalist Turkey, Islam and democracy are not necessarily incompatible with one another. It is clear however that in the majority of Muslim countries, democracy and human…

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Les multinationales émergentes : une catégorie homogène ?

Morgan Marchand, in Meschi, P.X. & Prévot, F., Economies émergentes : enjeux pour le management international, Vuibert. The concept of emerging multinational companies (EMNE) is widely used in international management literature, although the content and consistency of this category are rarely discussed and explained. Among their theoretically common characteristics, EMNE would…

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Cross-Cultural Management Revisited – A Qualitative Approach

Philippe d’Iribarne, Sylvie Chevrier, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal, Geneviève Tréguer-Felten, Oxford University Press, 2020. Read it now The cross-cultural management literature is still dominated by the quantitative approach to cultures which made the research field popular in the early 1980’s. While the hegemony of this approach was being consolidated, a French…

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La VAE à l’Épreuve des différences culturelles : Une comparaison européenne

Emmanuelle Sauvage, La validation des acquis de l’expérience : accompagnement et partenariat. Gilles Ferréol et Abdul Karim Komi (dir.), Coll. Proximités. Ed EME ET Intercommunication,  juillet 2018. This chapter examines the deeply rooted reasons why the adoption of the validation of professional experience process undergoes such variations among European countries. It tends…

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Breeding Catholicism in Vietnamese Culture

Alain Henry, Aséanie, Sciences humaines en Asie du Sud-Est, décembre 2011, n°28, Éditions du Centre d’anthropologie Sirindhorn, Bangkok. Read now The paper proposes an interpretation of a field survey among Vietnamese Catholics which reveals how the message of the Catholic Church and Vietnamese culture have mutually influenced each other. Amidst…

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Négocier et Bien vivre ensemble en contexte ivoirien

DIOMANDE, M. & SEGAL, J.-P., in DAVOINE, E. & FURRER, O. (2020) Actes de la 9e conférence Atlas-AFMI , Fribourg,  Juin 2019.Vuibert. Described for a long time by West African anthropologists, the humorous practices of the Joking Society are still relevant today in the daily functioning of Ivorian organizations and…

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Aider les étudiants à affronter un monde international et interculturel

Tréguer-Felten, Geneviève – in Fiona Rossette & Marcè Pujol Berché (eds) : Langues et pratiques du discours en situation professionnelle, Limoges : Lambert Lucas, 2020, p.43-62. Students about to enter an increasingly-diverse business world should not only be trained in speaking English, the so-called universal language, but cautioned about the pitfalls which…

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Langue commune, cultures distinctes. Les illusions du Globish

Tréguer-Felten, Geneviève – Québec (Canada) : Presses de l’Université de Laval, 2018. This book draws readers into the realm of employees’ and multinational enterprises’ (MNEs’) intercultural communication. Relying on a dual linguistic and cultural approach, the author analyses e-mail exchanges and French and Chinese MNEs’ self-presentations in English as a…

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