Theorizing National Cultures (Penser la diversité du monde)

Philippe d’Iribarne, Theorising National Cultures, AFD, 2014. Read it now ! While there has probably never been such great interest in the cultural aspect of social life, there is intense debate over the notion of culture. We clearly need a conception which, without being blind to what differentiates societies, gives the …

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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 identical equipment in different places. The close observation of the most concrete aspects of the functioning of each factory and its management allowed isolating for …

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Rhétorique et traduction des discours de communication corporate

Geneviève Tréguer-Felten, In Jullion, M.-C. et Cattani, P., eds., Le Lingue, le culture e la traduzione per la mediazione : Prospettive didattiche e di ricerca / Les langues, les cultures et la traduction pour la médiation : perspectives d’enseignement et de recherche (2014), Torino, Paris, L’Harmattan Italia, L’Harmattan, p. 48-63. Corporate communication …

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Un même code éthique : deux univers de travail différents

Tréguer-Felten, G. (2010). « Un même code éthique : deux univers de travail différents », Journal of French language Studies, p. 61-74 This article reports on a cross-cultural discourse analysis performed on two linguistically different versions of a French multinational company’s code of conduct (Anglo-American and French), enjoying an identical …

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Qu’implique le choix d’une langue de communication?

Tréguer-Felten, G. (2006). « Qu’implique le choix d’une langue de communication? », Association Internationale Langue et Économie, XXXIe colloque annuel : Les langues et les entreprises pour un dialogue dynamique, 17- 18 novembre 2006 (sur CDRom), Bruxelles, p. 86-97. Through various examples, borrowed from real communication situations, whether internal or …

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Cultures et Mondialisation – Gérer par-delà les frontières

Philippe d’Iribarne, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal, Sylvie Chevrier, Tatjana Globokar, Seuil, 1st ed. 1998, p. 137-161. Second edition: 2002 (Poche, coll. essais, Seuil). This book is constructed around 9 case studies analysing significant episodes of organisational life. For each case, the authors show that traditional sociological analysis in terms of …

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Culture 

Philippe d’Iribarne, in Dictionnaire du travail (Sous la direction de Antoine Bevort, Annette Jobert, Michel Lallement, Arnaud Mias), PUF, 2012 Two streams of research have long addressed the role that cultural factors play in the functioning of companies, labour productivity and business efficiency. One of these streams looks at the …

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Entre français et anglais : une entreprise se met en scène

Philippe d’Iribarne, Langage et Société, n° 129, septembre 2009: 101–118. Two reference versions of a company’s Principles of Action, one French and one American, are strictly matched. They affirm the same values and often employ the same words. Yet, on closer examination, a good many differences appear. And these owe nothing …

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