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De l’atelier à l’utopie. Consultants et projets de société dans la tourmente (1930 – 1944)


  • Yves LEVANT

    (ESC Lille)

  • Marc NIKITIN

    (Université Orleans)


In the first half of the 20th century France, consultants offered their services to big firms, sometimes successfully. In a somewhat cloudy economic context, some of them, like Bedaux or Perrin, elaborated more ambitious social projects, in order to cope with the economic disorders. All those projects failed. L’Etat, pour assurer sa quiétude quant à l’établissement de l’assiette fiscale, formalisera alors une profession comptable libérale connue aujourd’hui sous le titre d’expert-comptable.

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  • Yves LEVANT & Marc NIKITIN, 2005. "De l’atelier à l’utopie. Consultants et projets de société dans la tourmente (1930 – 1944)," Economic History 0503012, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpeh:0503012
    Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 20. in « L’entreprise, le chiffre et le droit », éditeurs J.G. Degos et S. Trébucq, Bordeaux (2005), pp. 237-256.

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    1. Yves Levant & Olivier de La Villarmois, 2004. "Georges Perrin and the GP cost calculation method: the story of a failure," Accounting History Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(2), pages 151-181.
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    Consultants – Business History – France – 20th century- Bedaux – Perrin;

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