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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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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Les bonnes surprises du management interculturel: le surprenant rétablissement d’une compagnie publique de transport en Nouvelle-Calédonie

Jean-Pierre Segal, in Gérer et Comprendre, 2014, pp.62-72 During its ten years of existence, CARSUD, a public transport firm in New Caledonia, experienced an initial period of labor disputes between local Oceanian employees and French expatriate management. It then underwent an astonishing renaissance under the leadership of a young, inventive…

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Gestion & Société’s approach of cooperation in French firms

Jean-Pierre Segal, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol. 22 (4), 2014. (Read it now) This article analyzes the French idiosyncratic dimension of cooperation in the work place. Based on an interpretative approach of culture developed by Gestion & Société research group members, the paper describes the cultural vision of the…

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Corporate Social Responsible and Working Conditions

Segal, J .-P., Sobczak, A. and Triomphe, C.-E. in Dublin: European Foundation for the Improvement (2003) This report forms part of the research initiative taken by the Foundation into the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR). It aimed to investigate and describe corporate policies designed to instigate social responsibility in the field…

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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 the contrast between the attitudes and behaviors of the employees who are involved in this project and those who remain outside. The author discusses the…

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Middle managers in crisis. Who is to blame? The French situation

Jean-Pierre Segal, in Burgoyne, J, Livian Y, Middle managers in Europe, Routledge, London, 1997, pp. 78-92. This chapter is based on extensive studies on Middle Management in large public companies in France. The diagnosis often made by senior executives (‘we have a middle management problem’) is discussed and the views…

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