Whilst policies have now been implemented to create gender equality, there are other under-represented groups who experience significant barriers in reaching the top, and receive little support in tackling them – one of which, being migrants.
Many people are announcing the end of management. For some, management can no longer be viewed as the formalisation of delegated decision. For others, the increased complexity of companies implies that managers will disappear to give free rein to local initiatives.
From large groups to start-ups, virtual multicultural teams are no longer the exception. Employees are required to work remotely. They need to take time differences into account when they interact and internet communication limits their ability to decode messages.
Some researchers have recently questioned the realities of doctoral life in management science research. Certain senior colleagues highlight the moroseness and apprehension of today’s doctoral students, while the same doctoral students, on the other hand, affirm their curiosity and collective spirit.
One of the main features of the processes initiated by the expansion of digitalisation and the development of artificial intelligence, which is currently establishing itself as the only and inevitable means of “progress” in the future, is the desire to conquer and "ideologically" transform managers and organisations portrayed as "ill-adapted, or even obsolete".
Are you in touch with how your emotions at work impact the organisation or your co-workers? Are you able to regulate your feelings so as to make best use of them in a given situation? If so, you probably score well for emotional intelligence (EI)…. And surely that’s a good thing!
The ongoing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal has revealed just how vulnerable our social-media data are to exploitation. Marketers, political groups and shadowy third parties can now harvest our information, divide us into homogenous groups and send targeted messages in ways that are far beyond anything imagined even a decade ago.
Interview with Benjamin Huybrechts, co-author of the article entitled "How Can New Players Establish Themselves in Highly Institutionalized Labour Markets? A Belgian Case Study in the Area of Project-Based Work", to be published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Today’s hyperconnected customers no longer distinguish between online and offline experiences. They want to be able to choose, as the mood takes them, from the numerous channels offered by a particular brand.
Community or citizen-based cooperatives are booming in the European renewable energy field. There are hundreds of these cooperatives in Germany and Denmark, and dozens in France (e.g. Enercoop), Belgium (e.g. Ecopower), the United Kingdom (e.g. Energy4All), Italy and the Netherlands.
Innovation is the process of converting an idea or an invention into a good or a service, creating a value that users are prepared to adopt and/or pay for. Although they invest heavily in R&D, this conversion process remains elusive for numerous well-established companies.
We’ve all heard how job hopping is the ‘new normal’ for young workers. How millennials expect to be challenged, supported and validated in their role – and that if an employer doesn’t provide these things they will simply jump ship to something new. Young workers are connected and agile - moving from one position to the next doesn’t faze them.
“They could see that I was there to make them grow”, “I can’t get my subordinates to do any work”, and so on. These types of comments from company managers in the French expatriate community raise serious questions about the way that they envisage relations with their foreign colleagues.
In his speeches, President Macron repeatedly refers to the concepts of "ability" and "enablement". The idea of working to improve each person's freedom and ability to act is a political issue that also directly affects management practices and corporate history.
Small and medium-sized B2B companies are the backbone of the European economy – but many are struggling to digitize. Some question the (often considerable) expense, others state that it’s just not necessary for their business or fear the resistances related to new habits and competencies that new technologies require.
The development of uncertainty resulting from scientific and technical innovation is a particular challenge for the public decision-maker. The time when he could decide on a major program and impose it on the people is gone forever. As authority cannot be based on knowledge anymore, a new approach is needed that requires the involvement of the stakeholders to the decision.
In 2017 alone, 1.3 trillion photos (1012) are expected to be taken, compared to around 90 billion in 2000 and 350 billion in 2010. Every day, 350 million photos are shared on Facebook and 80 million on Instagram. Every minute, 300 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube... These figures illustrate the dizzying pace at which images are created in our society.
The 2008 financial crisis revealed the hegemony of financial logic in company management. This dominance is seen in the emphasis placed on shareholder value by top management and the proliferation of financial performance indicators (operating margin, return on investment, return on equity, etc.).
The world faces a problem - not enough of us are financially literate. This is an issue because the world is more financially complex than ever before and more and more of us are setting up businesses or operating as sole traders in the ‘gig economy’.
In an era where social and environmental responsibility is a central concern for stakeholders (consumers, suppliers, employees, investors, etc.), companies have engaged in a frantic race to disclose extra-financial information.
While self-portraiture is nearly as old as art itself, the photographic selfie emerged as a globally recognized phenomenon only recently, as a result of the rising “attention economy” and its growing appetite for likes, followers, retweets and fame.
In September 2015, the city of Vienna was thrust to the fore of the nascent EU migrant crisis as Austria threw open its borders and welcomed a raft of largely Syrian migrants from neighbouring Hungary. Between September and end of the year the city welcomed 300,000 refugees. [...]
In their study to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Tawhid Chtioui and his co-authors evaluate the relationship between the appointment of women to CEO or Chair positions and firm performance, and shed light on the differences between family and nonfamily firms.
In research into entrepreneurship, the notions of self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility and the propensity to act are key elements and useful markers that help us to understand and decipher intention. They provide a framework for this fundamental drive to mobilise each individual’s talent in a different way.
One of the important factors of organization decline is the type of managers it recruits and promotes. Among them is what I call the ‘Creosote manager’, the one who kills life all around him to flourish. Creosote people populate just about every organization that I encounter and that have so much trouble innovating. Would there not then be a causal link?
So – you’re a long-established family business. Your company has been passed through family hands for generations and has been situated on the same site since the beginning. Your customers are loyal, and many of them are local. Business is fine. Life is good...
What makes a simple wine, grown in a rather mediocre wine-growing region, one of the most famous and magical icons of today? How did champagne establish such a unique position, against all the odds, and become the global symbol of celebration?
With interest in the approaching US Presidential election reaching fever pitch in the media – there doesn’t seem to be a common consensus on which way the contest will swing. Some polls show a decisive victory for the Democrats, while others point to a win for Donald Trump and his Republican party.
While the 2016 Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index has just been released, Alexander Groh agreed to comment for knowledge@emlyon the major changes taking place in the ranking.
The question of ‘timeflow’, or the pace of the customer experience, has long impacted consumers’ perceptions of products and has been capitalised on by companies and researchers to improve their services. [...]
As a sociologist, David Courpasson studies new forms of organizations in the workplace and their impact on day-to-day workers’ lives. Here, he points out the paradox between everyone’s perception of a modern workplace, source of engagement and strong involvement, and employees' ordinary mutual insensitivity.[...]
Part of the economic thinking on research and development (R&D) aims to identify the factors on which companies base their choices for the organization of innovation activities, and to understand their impacts on various dimensions. [...]
Ask most UK business heads – or indeed anyone who reads the newspaper – whether women managers are paid equally to men, and you‘ll be told that the country’s much-discussed gender pay gap reaches right up to the top.
Twitter is a major social network phenomenon on the web. To such an extent that it became itself an object of study for many scientists, as well as a huge source of interesting data for conducting researches in many different fields.
When explaining that her research focuses on ethics in banking and finance, Mar Perezts, Associate Professor of Management, Law and Human Resources at EMLYON is often met with such cynical remarks as “Ethics in banking? Ha! Haven’t you read the newspapers lately?”
Margherita Pagani sheds light on how marketers can create a stronger engagement with consumers on social networks in her recent research, ‘Antecedents of brand love in online network-based communities: A social identity perspective’.
The way business people use their voices during high-level negotiations is critical to determining success. They could learn a lot from how military and police negotiators speak in extreme situations such as during hostage negotiations.
Interview with Addis Birhanu, Professor in strategy and author of the article "Bribery and investment: firm-level evidence from Africa and Latin America", published in the academic review: "Strategic Management Journal".
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