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A Socio-economic Approach to Organizational Development: Case Study of a Socio-economic Intervention in the Belgium Subsidiary of a Large Company Traded on Wall Street

Research in Organizational Change and Development

ISBN: 978-1-78973-554-3, eISBN: 978-1-78973-553-6

ISSN: 0897-3016

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Abstract

This chapter presents a case study involving a socio-economic Organizational Development (OD) project carried out in a European subsidiary of a large multinational corporation traded on the New York Stock Exchange. This research case study, one of the 1,854 socio-economic interventions undertaken by the ISEOR research center, was chosen for its good illustration of the OD engineering process. It connects the dots between OD and financial performance, between immediate results and the creation of potential. We look at some of the tools and methods, such as overhauling loss and profit accounts and balance sheets with an eye on socio-economic balance, to illustrate socioeconomic tools at work and how they help enhance compatibility between the objectives of all stakeholders, including shareholders. With this case study, we also set out to provide food for thought on the contribution of socio-economic OD to the construction of socially responsible capitalism (Savall et al., 2015).

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Voyant, O., Datry, F., Savall, A., Zardet, V. and Bonnet, M. (2019), "A Socio-economic Approach to Organizational Development: Case Study of a Socio-economic Intervention in the Belgium Subsidiary of a Large Company Traded on Wall Street", Research in Organizational Change and Development (Research in Organizational Change and Development, Vol. 27), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 83-109. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0897-301620190000027007

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