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Georges TREPO

Emeritus Professor

Management et Ressources Humaines

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Biography

Georges Trepo holds an M.Sc. degree from HEC. He is the author, or co-author, of 6 books. He has written contributions in 19 books and 34 articles over the last 40 years.
He has chaired the French speaking HRM association and the "Consulting" division of the Academy Of Management (AOM). He received in 2006 with F. Grima, the best paper award from the conflict division of the AOM.

He recently co-authored articles in the "International Journal of HRM" and the "European management Journal". He has been head of France Telecom Human Resources development for 1988 to 1993. His present research interests are Stress prevention and management, Change management, Leadership

Scientific articles

Change and stability interaction processes in SMEs: a comparative case study

Journal of Organizational Change Management, 2013, vol. 26, n° 2, pp 370-422, (in coll. with J. H. MEJIA-MORELOS, F. GRIMA)

Internal consultants: why clients use them and for what benefits ?

European Management Review, April 2011, vol. 29, n° 2, pp 144-154, (in coll. with F. Grima)

Knowledge, action and public concern, the logic underlying mediators' actions in French labour conflicts

International Journal of Human Resource Management, May 2009, vol. 20, n° 5, pp 1172-1190, (in coll. with F. Grima)

RSE et santé au travail

Sciences de Gestion, April 2008, n° 64, pp 305-321, (in coll. with O. Elajroud-Ayoub)

L'appréciation du personnel et la qualité de la relation managériale à la lumière de la psychanalyse

Gestion 2000, January-February 2005, n° 1, pp 55-75, (in coll. with T. de Swarte)

Magic and irrationality in management: the case of fads

Revista de Ciências da Administraçao, July-December 2004, vol. 6, n° 12,

Initier une innovation organisationnelle : tactiques d'influence et processus de persuasion mis en oeuvre par les champions

Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines, October-December 2003, n° 49, pp 23-36, (in coll. with F. Grima)

Managing the unmanageable - How can SEAM give back to employees and work situations their anthropological original substance?

Journal of Organizational Change Management, 2003, vol. 16, n° 1, pp 99-106, (in coll. with F. De Geuser)

Le modèle de la compétence comme rencontre dialogique antre stratégie et sociologie

Revue Economique et Sociale, December 2002, n° 4, pp 309-320, (in coll. with F. de Geuser)

Réussir les changements par le développement de l'apprentissage organisationnel - les leçons du cas Shell

Gérer et Comprendre, September 2001, n° 65, pp 41-54, (in coll. with A. Guilhon)

Books

L'appréciation du personnel : mirage ou oasis ?

Editions d'Organisation, Paris

Air France - des années héroïques à la refondation

Vuibert

Encyclopédie : Gestion informatique de la production et des stocks

Editions Weka pour l'Entreprise et l'Industrie, Paris

La gestion informatique de la production et des stocks

Editions Weka, Paris

Conditions de travail et expression du personnel

Dalloz, Paris

Monsieur personnel et le développement des hommes

Flammarion, Collection Visages de l'Entreprise, Paris

Chapters edited in books

Initiating an Organizational Innovation - Influence and Persuasion Tactics Used by Champions

The Emerging Trends And Issues In Management Consulting - À Paraître, A. F. Buono (Ed.), Information Age Publishing

Mimétisme et modes en stratégie : barrières ou voies d'accès à l'apprentissage et au changement en situation ?

Formes De L'Agir Stratégique, X. Deroy, De Boeck Université, Bruxelles

L'appréciation annuelle des salariés : un must difficile

L'Art Du Management 3, HEC Paris, Dunod, Paris, 283-288

La gestion des compétences : un outil stratégique

Les Organisations. Etats Des Savoirs, P. Cabin, B. Choc, J. F. Dortier, Sciences Humaines Editions

Le modèle de la compétence : du management automatique au management impossible

Compétences Et Organisation, A. M. Guenette (Ed.), Editions L'Harmattan

Ten years of knowledge management: ramification for consultants

Challenges And Issues In Risk Management, A. F. Buono, F. Poulfelt (Eds), Information Age Publishing, 5

How to Understand Management and Change: Is the Actors' Logics System Analysis One Useful Answer ?

Developing Knowledge And Value In Management Consulting, A. F. Buono (Ed.), Information Age Publishing

Hommes et organisations dans une économie mondiale en pleine évolution : 'quels contrats entre eux à l'aube du XXIe siècle ?'

Psychanalyse, Management Et Dépendance Au Sein Des Organisations, T. de Swarte (Ed.), Editions L'Harmattan, 310-330

Stratégies de rétribution des dirigeants : les tendances vues à travers une recherche empirique

Gouvernement D'Entreprise : Débats Théoriques Et Pratiques, K. Le Joly, B. Moingeon (eds), Ellipses, 113-130

Conditions de travail et expression du personnel

Encyclopédie De Gestion, Y. Simon, P. Joffre (Eds.), Economica, 1

Proceedings

International Consulting and its Relationship to Technologies

Proceedings of 2001 Academy of Management Conference , 2001 (G. Kisiel)

Leading Change Through Organizational Learning: The Case of Shell

in Knowledge and Value Development in Management Consulting, Proceedings of the the Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management Conference, Co-sponsored Conference - ISEOR, University Lumière Lyon 2 & HEC School of Management , 2001 , Lyon (A. Guilhon)

Using Organizational Learning to Successfully Implement a Corporate Change Program

Proceedings of 2001 Academy of Management Conference , 2001 (A. Guilhon)

L'appréciation annuelle du personnel : retour sur une pratique critiquée

Actes du congrès de l'AGRH , 1999 (F. Grima)

Working papers

The client-consultant relationship: an analysis of the foundation of the legitimacy of the unternal service provider from the client's position

Mimeo , 2008

The paradoxal situation of young graduate forced to accept repeated temporary work placements for lack employment

Mimeo , 2008

Champions' characteristics and organizational innovation for tomorrow's success in a globalized world

Mimeo , 2006

How a proactive utilization of social capital can benefit career development : the example of organizational innovation champions

Mimeo , 2006

Knowledge, action, and the public concern : the logic underlying mediators actions in French labour conflicts

Mimeo , 2006

CEO Compensation Strategies: Consequences on the Structure and Management of Executive Pay

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2001

Deconstructing Power and Politics in Organizations : Air France and the Application of the ALSA Method

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2000

Performance des grands groupes et stratégies de rétribution des dirigeants

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1999

Corporate Governance : une synthèse de la littérature

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1997

La gestion par les compétences : vers la concordance entre stratégie et G.R.H.

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1997

Scientific articles

Change and stability interaction processes in SMEs: a comparative case study

Journal of Organizational Change Management, 2013, vol. 26, n° 2, pp 370-422, (in coll. with J. H. MEJIA-MORELOS, F. GRIMA)

Internal consultants: why clients use them and for what benefits ?

European Management Review, April 2011, vol. 29, n° 2, pp 144-154, (in coll. with F. Grima)

Knowledge, action and public concern, the logic underlying mediators' actions in French labour conflicts

International Journal of Human Resource Management, May 2009, vol. 20, n° 5, pp 1172-1190, (in coll. with F. Grima)

RSE et santé au travail

Sciences de Gestion, April 2008, n° 64, pp 305-321, (in coll. with O. Elajroud-Ayoub)

Books

L'appréciation du personnel : mirage ou oasis ?

Editions d'Organisation, Paris

Air France - des années héroïques à la refondation

Vuibert

Encyclopédie : Gestion informatique de la production et des stocks

Editions Weka pour l'Entreprise et l'Industrie, Paris

La gestion informatique de la production et des stocks

Editions Weka, Paris

Chapters edited in books

Initiating an Organizational Innovation - Influence and Persuasion Tactics Used by Champions

The Emerging Trends And Issues In Management Consulting - À Paraître, A. F. Buono (Ed.), Information Age Publishing

Mimétisme et modes en stratégie : barrières ou voies d'accès à l'apprentissage et au changement en situation ?

Formes De L'Agir Stratégique, X. Deroy, De Boeck Université, Bruxelles

L'appréciation annuelle des salariés : un must difficile

L'Art Du Management 3, HEC Paris, Dunod, Paris, 283-288

La gestion des compétences : un outil stratégique

Les Organisations. Etats Des Savoirs, P. Cabin, B. Choc, J. F. Dortier, Sciences Humaines Editions

Proceedings

International Consulting and its Relationship to Technologies

Proceedings of 2001 Academy of Management Conference , 2001 (G. Kisiel)

Leading Change Through Organizational Learning: The Case of Shell

in Knowledge and Value Development in Management Consulting, Proceedings of the the Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management Conference, Co-sponsored Conference - ISEOR, University Lumière Lyon 2 & HEC School of Management , 2001 , Lyon (A. Guilhon)

Using Organizational Learning to Successfully Implement a Corporate Change Program

Proceedings of 2001 Academy of Management Conference , 2001 (A. Guilhon)

L'appréciation annuelle du personnel : retour sur une pratique critiquée

Actes du congrès de l'AGRH , 1999 (F. Grima)

Working papers

The client-consultant relationship: an analysis of the foundation of the legitimacy of the unternal service provider from the client's position

Mimeo , 2008

The paradoxal situation of young graduate forced to accept repeated temporary work placements for lack employment

Mimeo , 2008

Champions' characteristics and organizational innovation for tomorrow's success in a globalized world

Mimeo , 2006

How a proactive utilization of social capital can benefit career development : the example of organizational innovation champions

Mimeo , 2006

Education

  • DBA, Harvard Business School (controle de gestion et psychosociologie), Harvard Business School - USA
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance, University of Chicago - USA

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2008-2008 Responsable des séminaires "Leadership" courts en EXED sous la responsablité de J.C. Fournerie HEC Paris
  • 2007- Emeritus Professor, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris
  • 1969-2007 Professor, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • 2000 - 2006 Successivement PDW Chair, Program Chair, Chair Elect et Chair de la Division Management Consulting de l'Academy of Management
  • Member of the American Psychological Association
  • Membre, Conseil d'Administration, IPM
  • 1998 President of AGRH (French Association for Human Resources Management)
  • 1994-1998 Member of the Board of Directors and Secretary General of the Association Francaise de Gestion des Ressources Humaines (AGRH - French Association for Human Resources Management)

Editorial activities

  • Rapporteur, Revue Francaise de Gestion, Economies et Societes, Organization Studies, Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines, Sciences de Gestion, European Management Review
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Sciences de Gestion, Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines, la Revue Francaise de Gestion
  • Membre du Conseil scientifique, Conference Internationale co-organisee par l'AOM et l'ISEOR, 26-28 mars 2007
  • Membre, Scientific Committee, Management Sciences
  • Membre du Comite de lecture, Revue du Management Technologique

  • Conference organisation

  • Member of the Scientific Committee and Organizer of the 4th Congress of the Association de Gestion des Ressources Humaines (French Association for Human Resources Management), Groupe HEC, 18-19 November 1993
  • Co-chair of the International Conference of the Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management, Co-sponsored Conference - ISEOR, University Lumière Lyon 2 & HEC School of Management, 30-31 mars 2001, Lyon
  • Co-organisateur et Président du Comité Scientifique du Colloque IPM de Pau, juin 2003
  • Membre du Comité d'organisation du Congrès National de l'ANDCP, 7-8 décembre 2001
  • Organisateur du Prix Manpower du meilleur ouvrage de gestion de ressources humaines
  • Animator of the Committee for the Manpower Human Resources Management Award for the best book of the year
  • Membre du Comité Scientifique des XIIe Journées Nationales d'Etudes de l'IP&M, 6-7 juin 2002, EDHEC
  • Membre du Comité Scientifique des colloques IAS, Aix-en-Provence (1999, 2000), Toulouse (2001)
  • Co-organisation du thème "Management by Fear", Congrès EGOS, 5-6-7 juillet 2001, Lyon
  • Membre du comité scientifique, International Research MAAOE 2001 Conference, 26-28 septembre 2001, Versailles-Saint-Quentin en Yvelines
  • Membre du Comité Scientifique des colloques IPM de Jouy-en-Josas (juin 2000), Montpellier (juin 2001), Lille (juin 2002)
  • Animator of the Committee for the Manpower Human Resources Management Award for the best thesis of the year
  • Membre du Comité Scientifique du 3e Congrès de l'ADERSE (Association pour le Développement de l'enseignement et de la Recherche sur la Responsabilité Sociale de l'Entreprise), 18-19 octobre 2005, Lyon
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 5th and 7th Congresses of the Association de Gestion des Ressources Humaines (French Association for Human Resources Management), 1994, 1997
  • Awards & honors

    • 1978 1978 Award for the FNEGE ("Spartan") best case study