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Volume XIV • Issue 33 • 2008 (Already published)
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Rethinking the strategic management of human resources through the social responsibility of the company
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Title :  Rethinking CSR: Late, the approach of the doctrine is massive, while early, the managerial practice was found to be confidential Internet Survey
Author(s) :  Christian, Bourion ; Frank, Bournois
Abstract :  no abstract
Pages :  7 - 25
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0007
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Editorial
Author(s) :  Jacques, Igalens
Abstract :  no abstract
Pages :  31 - 34
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0031
Type :  Editorial
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Title :  Corporate social responsibility as a means of pressure: the age of suspicion, the new actors and their revelations Internet Survey
Author(s) :  Christian, Bourion
Abstract :  While unions are trying to put pressure on governments and the European Commission to revisit their decision is in favour of the scheme of voluntary CSR, a few large companies and some NGOs have already established a dialogue to avoid apocalyptic danger that threatens the habitability of the earth.
Pages :  35 - 64
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0035
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Social responsibility as a concept and as an object: which avenues of renewal for the strategic management of human resources? Presentation of articles
Author(s) :  Corinne, Gendron
Abstract :  no abstract
Pages :  65 - 75
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0065
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Human Resources Management, Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility
Author(s) :  Amparo, Jiménez ; Corinne, Gendron ; Daniel, Beaupré ; Denis, Morin ; Julie, Cloutier
Abstract :  The article examines the theoretical and empirical links between human resources management and social responsibility/sustainable development. This exercise helps illustrate how an approach based on social responsibility/sustainable development can contribute to the renewal of policies and practices in human resources management. The empirical results demonstrate how French and Quebecois business leaders view the integration of social responsibility/sustainable development into the policies and practices of human resources management. Reconciling the concept of economic efficiency with social and environmental principles within the social responsibility/sustainable development model represents a considerable challenge for professionals in human resources management. French leaders see the link between social responsibilities/sustainable development and human resources management as based on three concerns: economic efficiency, environmental consciousness, and social equity. Quebecois leaders see the connection between human resources management and social responsibility/sustainable development as reflected in a company’s obligations towards the well-being of its workers. French and Quebecois leaders point out that human resources should put greater emphasis on: (1) applying deontological and ethical principles within the organization, and (2) setting up programs that can ensure the dissemination of the values and principles of social responsibility/sustainable development throughout the organization. The article concludes that human resources management must not only concern itself with enhancing organizational performance but must also factor in environmental and social issues when formulating corporate strategy.
Keywords:  human resources management, social responsibility, sustainable development, role of the human resources professional, stakeholders, human resources management ethics
Pages :  77 - 140
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0077
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Sustainable development of the human through intergenerational transmission in the workplace
Author(s) :  Patrick, Dufault
Abstract :  This essay states that humanistic communication allows an efficient competency of the intergenerational transmission in the workplace and also that it contributes to the durable development of individual knowledge within the organization. It insists even more on the interaction of the exchange and underlines that the labler, like chaos, cannot be applied by simple standardization. The transmission of knowledge between generations cannot be realized on the technical aspect only. It has to be aware of the relationship and be perceived as an open system, therefore like a process or a non-linear relationship where individuals are influencing each other and where the results are not easily predictable, always different from one relationship to another. The transmission implies by necessity one part of humanism and this, by its openness and flexibility, can always be strategic and even efficient and durable.
Keywords:  alternate strategy, work changes and communication, intergeneration, humanism and complexity
Pages :  141 - 155
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0141
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  What's the point, corporate ethics?
Author(s) :  Bernard, Girard
Abstract :  In spite of the irony of many philosophers, the suspicions of sociologists and the irritation of economists, business ethics still arouse the interest of the professionals of management. This suggests that it is not a only a fad. This article proposes an interpretation of this phenomenon: these discussions on ethics are the medium companies use to participate in the discussion on the changing values of our society. This might explain why these discussions keep on going while they do not modify in any significant way the behavior of economic agents.
Keywords:  business ethics, organizational hypocrisy, organization, social values
Pages :  157 - 174
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0157
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Transparency in the Service of Ethics French and Canadian Legal Developments in Executive Compensation of Listed Companies
Author(s) :  Ivan, Tchotourian
Abstract :  One of the demonstrations of the ethical preoccupation is the concern for transparency which characterizes companies today. Analyzing the evolution of company law, and French has clearly Canadian, this one testifies jointly of a growing place made for the transparency of the compensations for the managers of firms. In spite of some points of shadow, the French situation on the subject evolved and given way to a relatively complete pattern. While a Canadian law established the obligation of information about the compensation for managers, it is the law of financial markets that occupies an essential role in this domain. Indeed, the latter attaches special importance to the disclosure of the compensation for managers as is shown by the project of the Autorité des marchés financiers québécoise of March 29th, 2007. Nevertheless, the regime of disclosure of the compensation for managers of companies in the financial market in France and in Canada calls for the question of a potential dissension between transparency and ethics, a dissension the law of which would be the cause.
Keywords:  ethics, compensation, transparency, French corporate law, Canadian corporate law, dissension
Pages :  175 - 201
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0175
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Responsible Human Resource Management: Theoretical Evaluation and Discourse Analysis of Canadian Banks on Their Practice
Author(s) :  Andrée, de Serres ; Corinne, Gendron ; Lovasoa, Ramboarisata
Abstract :  In this paper, our aim is to analyze how the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR), both in theory and in practice, may be applied to the renewal of strategic human resource management (SHRM). A thorough literature review on the themes of CSR and SHRM has been conducted in order to examine to what extent knowledge about CSR is useful in advancing knowledge about SHRM (theory). The discourse of the six largest Canadian banks on their CSR practices related to work and workers has been studied in order to identify the main logic underlying what they conceptualize as responsible human resource management (practice). As regards theory, we conclude that institutional-based approaches from economic and sociological disciplines, used in the theoretical analysis of CSR and focusing on notions such as social representations, regulation, social construction, and institutionalization, may offer new insights into the study of SHRM. As regards practice, our results indicate that the current observable change reflects a shift from logic of efficiency to that of strategic positioning.
Keywords:  human resource management, strategy, social responsibility, banks, ethics, skateholders, social relations
Pages :  225 - 258
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0225
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Collapse, How do societies decide on their disappearance or survival? Gallimard NRF, June 2007.648 pages, Jared Diamond
Author(s) :  Catherine, Davister ; Yvan, Comeau
Abstract :  This article first justifies the authors' interest in this aspect of HRM, which is the inclusion of workers, as a possible orientation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the social economy. If this orientation corresponds to the ideal-type of the social economy, it often happens that HRM practices are considerably different. Examining innovative practices in the social economy reveals at least four principles of HRM favorable to the inclusion of workers: their presence in decision-making bodies, their mobilization around the social mission, the strengthening of the corporate culture and citizen participation in the organization of work. A brief discussion helps to understand that these innovations can be inspiring for capitalist enterprises, but that the peculiarity of their context requires substantial adaptations.
Keywords:  corporate culture - management, democracy, work organization, participation, citizenship
Pages :  203 - 223
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0203
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Integration of social responsibility through the management of human resources: the case of tourism companies in the Agadir resort
Author(s) :  Bouchra, Radi ; Fatima, El Kandoussi
Abstract :  In Morocco, the tourism sector is considered a key sector of the Moroccan economy, not only because of its revenues, but also because of the large number of jobs created. The concept of CSR is currently considered as a fundamental criterion for attracting customers, particularly those from developed countries, The purpose of this article is to evaluate the degree of integration of "social responsibility" in the management of human resources of tourist companies of the resort of Agadir. As such, after having reviewed the actions undertaken at the national level in terms of improvement on the one hand, skills to meet the demand of these institutions, and on the other hand, working conditions for the purpose to protect the interests of workers and to improve the social climate; we present the results of the study conducted with 11 hotels, employing a total staff of 2,300 people.
Pages :  259 - 270
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0259
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The impact of corporate social responsibility on executive management
Author(s) :  Françoise, de Bry
Abstract :  no abstract
Pages :  271 - 278
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0271
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Collapse, How do societies decide on their disappearance or survival? Gallimard NRF, June 2007.648 pages, Jared Diamond
Author(s) :  Franck, Cosson
Abstract :  no abstract
Pages :  279 - 285
DOI :  10.3917/rips.033.0279
Type :  Research paper
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