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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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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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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