LE TIERS-MONDE QUI RÉUSSIT. NOUVEAUX MODÈLES.

Read now ! A Mexican food company, a Moroccan electronics factory, a petrochemical company in Argentina, an electricity distribution company in Cameroon: how have such successes become possible? Because we have used ready-made Western recipes? Or because we have been able to rely on the strengths of the local culture…

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Revolution by procedures in Cameroun

Henry, Alain in Successful Companies in the Developing World, In Iribarne (d’), Ph. (pub.), Managing in synergy with culture, Notes et documents de l’AFD, 2007 (Read Now) The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are among those that encounter the most difficulty in modernizing their management and raising the performance of their companies.…

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Rédiger les procédures de l’entreprise

Henry, Alain, Monkam-Daverat, Ignace, Editions d’Organisation, 3ème éd., 2001. This book received the special award of the “Grand Prix du Livre Quality Perfomance” (Paris, La poste – Arcelor 2002). Whether to meet quality standards (ISO), safety requirements, or legal obligations, modern companies have to formalize their procedures. Writing up procedures…

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Motivating workers in emerging countries: universal tools and local adaptations

Philippe d’Iribarne, Joumal of Organizational Behavior, 2002, n°23, pp. 243-256 Sgs-Thomson in Morocco and Danone in Mexico provide exemplars of ways in which corporate cultures can promote productive, efficient, and interpersonally supportive communities by building upon deep-seated local values that give these communities special meaning to members. In Morocco, Islamic…

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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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Ethiques d’entreprises et mondialisation

Philippe d’Iribarne, in Dictionnaire d’éthique et philosophie morale, sous la direction de Monique Canto Serber, 3e édition, PUF, 2001. A first type of ethics concerns the ideal of the good man. Whether one follows a law promulgated by a great religious founder, obeys a code of honour, or respects principles reputedly…

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