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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The role of translation in the cross-cultural transferability of corporate codes of conduct

Tréguer-Felten, Geneviève – International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 17(1), 2017, p. 137–149. Multinationals’ corporate codes of conduct (CCCs) are meant to guide employees throughout organizations. Research draws attention to their problematic cross-cultural transferability but hardly ever considers whether a monolingual version or a translation into employees’ mother tongue is used,…

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LE TIERS-MONDE QUI RÉUSSIT. NOUVEAUX MODÈLES.

Le Tiers-Monde qui réussit, Nouveaux modèles, Odile Jacob, 2003 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…

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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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Managing Corporate Values in Diverse National Cultures

Managing Corporate Values - Philippe d'Iribarne

Philippe d’Iribarne, Routledge, 2012. How should a Western company manage cross-culturally corporate values in its foreign subsidiaries? Do these values make sense everywhere or, on the contrary, are they culturally Western specific? This book provides answers to these questions, based on research carried out in the subsidiaries of a leading…

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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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