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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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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