Whom are we working for?

Reference

Freyssenet M., Whom are we working for?, La Lettre du GERPISA, n° 164, December 2002, pp 7-10. Digital publication, gerpisa.univ-evry.fr, 2002, 220 Ko, freyssenet.com, 2007, 100 Ko, ISSN 7116-0941.

The text is downloadable in two forms: only the text, the issue of La Lettre du GERPISA in which it was published. The files are at the foot of this page.
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Abstract

It is worth exploring this issue as it summarises many of the questions the network’s members have raised about GERPISA’s work, and more specifically about the automobile firm analytical schema that Robert Boyer and Michel Freyssenet developed on the basis of this work. The GERPISA international steering committee succeeded in clarifying this issue to a sufficient extent to keep it from becoming de facto an obstacle to our cooperation. The text reproduces but also enhances and extends the exchanges that took place on this occasion.

Content

1. The intellectual trajectory of GERPISA
2. Do employees get the best results by compromising on strategy and means?
3. Is compromise on coherent means indispensable to a firm’s profitability and longevity?
4. Is there no choice but to seek to find a compromise at the level of the individual firm?
5. Are employees prisoners of past compromises?
6. How much room do actors have to manoeuvre?
7. Are some compromises on coherent means better than others?
8. Are our findings simply providing actors with means to accentuate competition amongst themselves, and notably amongst employees?

Key words

GERPISA, the social function of the researchers, enterprise government compromise, rooms of manoeuvre of the enterprise actors, social conflicts.

Concerned disciplines

Economics, Management, History, Political Science, Sociology.

Writing context

Contribution
to personal questioning
to scientific reflection of research laboratory or network
to national and international scientific debate
to diffusion of scientific results
to implementation of scientific results

References, commentaries, critics

Current relevance

See also

✔ Freyssenet M., Lung Y., Working on GERPISA analytical schema, La Lettre du GERPISA, n° 164, December 2002, pp 5-6. Digital publication, gerpisa.univ-evry.fr, 2002, 220 Ko, freyssenet.com, 2007, 200 Ko, ISSN 7116-0941.

✔ Freyssenet M., Why the labour and the in-dustrial relations are not any more in the core of the reflection within the GERPISA?, La Lettre du GERPISA, january 2003, n° 165, pp 3-7. Digital publication, gerpisa.univ.fr, 2003, 248 Ko ; freyssenet.com, 2007, 108 Ko, ISSN 7116-0941.

✔ Freyssenet M., Why the term “productive models” is used, while the value is today mainly produced in the design and while the profits are essentially financial?, La Lettre du GERPISA, february 2003, n° 166, pp 4-7. Éditions numériques, gerpisa.univ.fr, 2003, 324 Ko ; freyssenet.com, 2007, 88 Ko, ISSN 7116-0941.

✔ Freyssenet M., Three one best way, instead of one! Did we really advance?, La Lettre du GERPISA, march 2003, n° 167, pp 4-8. Éditions numériques, gerpisa.univ.fr, 2003, 188 Ko ; freyssenet.com, 2007, 96 Ko, ISSN 7116-0941.

✔ Freyssenet M., Don’t we underestimate the factors of convergence, for the needs of the demonstration?, La Lettre du GERPISA, april 2003, n° 168, pp 9-12. Digital publication, gerpisa.univ.fr, 2003, 280 Ko ; freyssenet.com, 2007, 88 Ko, ISSN 7116-0941.

✔ Freyssenet M., Building the analysis sche-ma of GERPISA, communication at the Steering Committee of GERPISA, 21-12 mars 2003, Digital publication, freyssenet.com, 2007, 120 Ko, ISSN 7116-0941.

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Last presentation page updating

2007.11.16

Date of the on lining of the downloadable text

2007.11.16, Freyssenet M., “Whom are we working for?”, La Lettre du GERPISA, n° 164, December 2002, pp 7-10. Digital publication, gerpisa.univ-evry.fr, 2002, 220 Ko, freyssenet.com, 2007, 100 Ko, ISSN 7116-0941.

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