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Management in France

Tony Morden (Principal Lecturer at the University of Teesside, Teesside Business School, Middlesborough, UK)

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1352-7606

Article publication date: 1 March 1995


Begins by analysing the nature of work relations in France. These work relations can be categorized as relatively impersonal, formal, hierarchical, partitioned, subtly politicized and flexible; and holistic. Leads into an examination of the character and role of the cadre (the manager), and of the relative professional status enjoyed by French managers. The discussion should be viewed from the viewpoint of Hampden‐Turner and Trompenaars' description of France as a “fascinating country for English‐speaking cultures to study” but which may require the outsider to be prepared “to question, even to confound, their own basic assumptions” about the culture, role and practice of management.


Morden, T. (1995), "Management in France", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 31-38.




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