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Rapports coopératifs et diversité culturelle: le cas de la gestion post-fusion Orange-France Télécom


  • Stéphanie Dameron

    () (Université de Paris 9 - Dauphine)

  • Olivier Joffre



(VF)Cet article analyse l’impact de la diversité culturelle sur les relations de coopération. Deux modes coopératifs sont définis, l’un fondé sur le calcul, l’autre sur l’identification sociale. Le cas de l’équipe chargée de l’intégration des organisations France Télécom Mobile et Orange est analysé suivant cette grille de lecture. La diversité culturelle s’avère toujours vécue comme une difficulté à dépas-ser, jamais comme une opportunité ; elle affecte essentiellement l’exercice des intérêts individuels. Ces résultats conduisent à mettre en cause la définition de la culture comme un système stable de valeurs et de normes de comportement, pour privilégier sa représentation comme construit social. (VA)This paper aims at understanding the impact of cultural diversity on co-operative relationships. Co-operation is considered through two different modes : of co-operation. The case of the team in charge of the integration process between France Telecom Mobiles and Orange UK is analysed according to a framework combining the two modes. The results suggest that cultural diversity has little influ-ence on identity issues of co-operation, whereas it is mostly linked to strategic behaviours. These find-ings imply that cultural diversity must not be seen as a difference between stable sets of values and norms, but more as an easy way to explain inter-individual difficulties.

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  • Stéphanie Dameron & Olivier Joffre, 2005. "Rapports coopératifs et diversité culturelle: le cas de la gestion post-fusion Orange-France Télécom," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 8(3), pages 51-76, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:8:y:2005:i:q3:p:51-76

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    1. Mohamed-Larbi Aribou & Said Outmane, 2015. "Management des connaissances et réussite des fusions & acquisitions : approche par les normes," Post-Print hal-01354156, HAL.

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    coopération; management interculturel; fusion.cooperation; intercultural management; merger;

    JEL classification:

    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • L29 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Other
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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