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  • [hal-01220609] Decoding the Socio-Economic Approach to Management
    18 novembre 2017
    In May 2014, the French research laboratory ISEOR (Socio‐Economic Institute for Firms and Organizations) and the University of St. Thomas co‐sponsored a second conference on the application of the Socio‐Economic Approach to Management (SEAM) paradigm and methodology in the United States. SEAM is a scientific approach to consultancy that focuses on uncovering the dysfunctions and hidden costs that exist in organizations, “hidden” in the sense that they are not captured by traditional accounting methods and financial analyses. Through intervention that encompasses the entire organization – what the ISEOR team refers to as the HORIVERT approach (combining horizontal and vertical intervention) – the underlying goal is to enhance organizational performance by attacking the “TFW virus,” a vestige of the early work by Frederick Taylor, Henri Fayol, and Max Weber that has sufficiently infiltrated our thinking about management and organization to the point where are falling well short of our own potential. The resultant dysfunctions this virus unleashes creates hidden costs that readily destroy a firm’s value‐added possibilities. The volume captures the ideas, applications, and exchanges of that meeting, attempting to bring the reader into the conference itself. Chapters include the contributors’ presentations (“Chapter Prologue: Conference Remarks”), revised conference papers, and the question and answer dialogue for the session.
  • [hal-01220603] The socio-economic approach to management revisited. The Evolving Nature of SEAM in the 21st Century
    18 novembre 2017
    This volume is part of the ongoing collaboration between the RMC series and the Socio-Economic Institute for Firms and Organization (ISEOR), a French intervention-research think tank codirected by Henri Savall and Véronique Zardet. Building on an earlier collaboration on the ISEOR approach - Socio-Economic Intervention in Organizations: The Intervener-Researcher and the SEAM Approach to Organizational Analysis (IAP, 2007) – Buono and Savall bring together over 30 talented intervener-researchers to explore and examine the ongoing evolution of the Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM). This volume revisits the application of SEAM in the context of intervention challenges in the wake of the recent economic crisis and the disruptive change that has taken hold across the world. The basic foundation of SEAM – built on the idea of strategic patience, the need to undertake holistic intervention in organizations, and the challenge to get organizational members to listen to themselves (through what they refer to as the mirror effect) – has remained the same. In response to economic and organizational pressures in the current environment, however, there has been a concomitant emphasis on helping client organizations achieve short-term results while still maintaining focus on the long term. Many ideas that have become part of the current discourse within ISEOR today were not as explicitly addressed in the initial volume – from the destructive effect of the Taylorism-Fayolism-Weberism (TFW) virus, to the need to focus on ways to ensure the sustainability of a SEAM intervention, the growing importance of collaborative interactions between external and internal consultants, and the growing importance of cocreating knowledge with client firms and organizations.
  • [hal-01221298] Becoming Agile.
    17 novembre 2017
    From the beginning, we wanted to become a national player, but above all, to produce as close as possible to the consumers and reinforce the closeness between managers and employees within the company. Partnering with ISEOR has helped us implement and formalize organizational structures, to spread the SEAM process throughout the company...
  • [hal-01629289] Socially Responsible Capitalism and Management
    17 novembre 2017
    In the current crisis context, capitalism is questioned by its detractors or defended by its partisans. The concept of Socially Responsible Capitalism (SRC) is based on the entrepreneurial spirit. It encourages exemplary behaviors, such as effective, efficient and ethical behaviors, by stimulating social responsibility of companies and organizations. This is combined with the development of economic empowerment and legitimate efforts of each citizen-actor. This book shows that by putting Human Beings at the heart of action enables producing sustainable economic value, and anthropological values which are inseparable...
  • [hal-01493988] Extraction et gestion des connaissances
    11 novembre 2017
    Ces actes regroupent les articles présentés lors des 3e journées sur l'Extraction et la Gestion de Connaissances (EGC 2003) qui se déroulent à Lyon du 22 au 24 janvier 2003. EGC est la principale manifestation scientifique francophone pour les chercheurs en conception et développement d'outils flexibles pour la représentation et l'accès à des informations de tout type. Cette conférence pluridisciplinaire rassemble plusieurs domaines de recherche comme les bases de données, la recherche d'information, la représentation des connaissances, l'apprentissage, l'interaction homme-machine et les statistiques. Les précédentes éditions d'EGC ont eu lieu à Nantes (2000) et à Montpellier (2001). Une phase de discussion par courrier électronique a permis de résoudre la majorité des opinions divergentes entre lecteurs. Le comité de programme, au cours de sa réunion plénière du 13 novembre 2002, a ensuite examiné tous les articles ayant reçu une opinion de rejet de la part de l'un des rapporteurs. Il a pris en compte le jugement de compétence déclaré par le rapporteur lui-même afin de pouvoir accepter les articles rejetés par un rapporteur se déclarant peu compétent, et soutenus par un ou plusieurs rapporteurs se déclarant compétents. A la fin de ce processus, un peu moins de 50 % des articles soumis étaient acceptés pour publication. Il faut bien noter que ce n'est pas la politique d'EGC de rechercher des quotas d'acceptation, mais il se trouve que, cette année, les opinions des rapporteurs nous placent à un niveau d'acceptation comparable aux conférences volontairement sélectives. Nous espérons que ce pourcentage d'acceptation au lieu de baisser, va s'élever au cours des années, à mesure que la communauté se structure. C'est en tous les cas le but de notre conférence. Les articles contenus dans ces actes représentent de façon tout à fait homogène l'ensemble des disciplines liées à la découverte et à la gestion de connaissances : bases de données, visualisation, classification, recherche d'information, apprentissage inductif et modélisation des connaissances.


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