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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The honour principle in the Bureaucratic Phenomenon

Philippe d’Iribarne, Organization Studies, n° 15/1, 1994, p. 81-97. The aim of the paper is to confront two models of the French pattern of action: the well-known ‘bureaucratic’ model, depicted by Michel Crozier, and a model which emphasizes the persistence within modern French organizations of what Montesquieu called the honour…

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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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National Cultures

Philippe d’Iribarne, in International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, Stewart Clegg, James R. Bailey (eds.), Sage, 2008 Multiple layers of culture can be distinguished: one may speak of the specific culture of a family, a region, an ethnic group, a company, and so forth. When the organization of life in a society…

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L’envers du moderne

L'envers du moderne

Philippe d’Iribarne, CNRS Editions, 2012. To what extent does the grand project of creating a new society, which is carried out by modernity, inspire our existence today? How far does it remain a light for humanity rather than a manifestation of hubris which, according to the Greek’s belief, attracts punishment…

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