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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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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Entre français et anglais : une entreprise se met en scène

Philippe d’Iribarne, Langage et Société, n° 129, septembre 2009: 101–118. Two reference versions of a company’s Principles of Action, one French and one American, are strictly matched. They affirm the same values and often employ the same words. Yet, on closer examination, a good many differences appear. And these owe nothing…

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