Books

The New Spirit of Capitalism - traduction du Nouvel esprit du capitalisme

E. CHIAPELLO, L. Boltanski

Verso

2005



A century after the publication of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the 'Spirit' of Capitalism a major new work examines network-based organization, employee autonomy and post-Fordist horizontal work structures. Why is the critique of capitalism so ineffective today? In this major work, the sociologists Eve Chiapello and Luc Boltanski suggest that we should be addressing the crisis of anticapitalist critique by exploring its very roots. Via an unprecedented analysis of management texts which influenced the thinking of employers and contributed to reorganization of companies over the last decades, the authors trace the contours of a new spirit of capitalism. From the middle of the 1970s onwards, capitalism abandoned the hierarchical Fordist work structure and developed a new network-based form of organization which was founded on employee initiative and relative work autonomy, but at the cost of material and psychological security.This new spirit of capitalism triumphed thanks to a remarkable recuperation of the 'artistic critique''that which, after May 1968, attacked the alienation of everyday life by capitalism and bureaucracy. At the same time, the 'social critique' was disarmed by the appearance of neocapitalism and remained fixated on the old schemas of hierarchical production.This book, remarkable for its scope and ambition, seeks to lay the basis for a revival of these two complementary critiques.

Au coeur des cabinets d'audit et de conseil : de la distinction à la soumission

Au coeur des cabinets d'audit et de conseil : de la distinction à la soumission

S. STENGER

Presses Universitaires de France (PUF)

2018



Contemporary Perspectives in Corporate Social Performance and Policy

Contemporary Perspectives in Corporate Social Performance and Policy

A. STACHOWICZ-STANUSCH, W. AMANN

Information Age Publishing

2018



The book Contemporary Perspectives in Corporate Social Performance and Policy - The Middle Eastern Perspective is our endeavor to deepen the current discussion about business and institutional activity in Middle Eastern countries and disseminate the new perspective of the scientific inquiry in the responsibility of various organization operating in this part of the world.The book is divided into four parts: “Introduction”, “Reality and Challenges of Corporate Social Performance - The Middle Eastern Perspective”, “Corporate Social Responsibility in Middle Eastern countries”, “Corporate Social Performance –specific problems”. There were included some theoretical and practical contributions into the topic of corporate social responsibility and corporate social performance based on experiences from different countries (such as Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates). We hope that this volume will help to understand better this specific region and its business activities

Coûts et Management

V. MALLERET, C. MENDOZA

Dunod, Paris

2018



Cracked it ! How to solve big problems and sell solutions like top strategy consultants

B. GARRETTE, C. PHELPS, O. SIBONY

Palgrave Macmillan

2018



Solving complex problems and selling their solutions is critical for personal and organizational success. However, it doesn’t come naturally and most of us haven’t been taught how to do it well. Research shows a host of pitfalls trips us up when we try: We’re quick to believe we understand a situation and jump to a flawed solution. We seek to confirm our hypotheses and ignore conflicting evidence. We view challenges incompletely through the frameworks we know instead of with a fresh pair of eyes. And when we communicate our recommendations, we forget our reasoning isn’t obvious to our audience.How can we do it better?In Cracked It!, seasoned strategy professors and consultants Bernard Garrette, Corey Phelps and Olivier Sibony present a rigorous and practical four-step approach to overcome these pitfalls. Building on tried-and-tested (but rarely revealed) methods of top strategy consultants, research in cognitive psychology, and the latest advances in design thinking, they provide a step-by-step process and toolkit that will help readers tackle any challenging business problem. Using compelling stories and detailed case examples, the authors guide readers through each step in the process: from how to state, structure and then solve problems to how to sell the solutions.Written in an engaging style by a trio of experts with decades of experience researching, teaching and consulting on complex business problems, this book will be an indispensable manual for anyone interested in creating value by helping their organizations crack the problems that matter most

Création d'entreprise : Comment trouver le meilleur financement

R. PAPIN

Dunod, Paris

2018




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