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Volume XX • Issue 50 • 2014 (Already published)
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Inherent Social Dangerosity
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Title :  The inherent social danger. When social regularization destroys what it should build
Pages :  3 - 4
Type :  Introduction
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Title :  Towards a general theory of inherent dangerous An extension field theories on organizational reliability ?
Author(s) :  Bruno, Tiberghien
Abstract :  How is the inherent dangerousness of a territory to be managed on a sustainable basis ? The very notion of “inherently dangerous territory,” which stems from an original theoretical construct, throws into question traditional probabilistic approaches to risk. Specifically, this notion argues for considering risk no longer in terms of an unforeseeable circumstance but instead as a component of a given territory. From the perspective of ensuring the reliability of territories, I analyze the potential contribution of theories concerning High Reliability Organizations (HROs). The question underlying my reflection is to what extent inherently dangerous territories constitute a field into which HRO theory can be extended.
Keywords:  territorial governance, High Reliability Organizations, inherently dangerous territories, risk management
Pages :  23 - 42
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  High inherent danger in the news
Author(s) :  Christian, Bourion ; Frank, Bournois ; Isabelle, Barth ; Sybille, Persson
Abstract :  What is the common factor to the rescue of hostages, shooting galleries, speed bumps, the Leonarda affair and the prison world? They all feature High Inherent Danger (HID). Effectively, the notion of territory in the figurative sense means a “space of validity” “closed” by a “perimeter” within which people find themselves subject to the potential danger inherent to this “place”. By examining political, military, physical, natural and social spaces, and analysing some theories, we have identified eight signals likely to warn us that we are entering these spaces with HID.
Keywords:  Network player, inherent danger, cybernetics, reliability, Macy.
Pages :  43 - 69
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Dangerosity inherent in social desirability syndrom Back from the experience of a novice searcher as he chooses his first intervention research facing dangers linked to social desirabiliry syndrom
Author(s) :  Antoine, Masingue
Abstract :  Beginnings of an intervention research in management is a crucial core in the process of research. : they aim at defining the fundamental issue at the heart to the organization wishing the action. This speech purpose is to demonstrate that the numerous encountered dangers far from being themselves real obstacles are also powerful heuristic and understanding help to research.
Keywords:  social hazard, social desirability, Golden Developmental Inventory, Palo Alto, management research-intervention, team building, personality
Pages :  71 - 86
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The high level of social unrest inherent in illegal immigration The daily reality of behavior in individuals in the care of a charitable organization
Author(s) :  Françoise, Ferrandez
Abstract :  These twenty empirical accounts of the close relationship between a volunteer worker and illegal immigrants reveal that those who manage to enjoy the benefits of social welfare and find themselves in this situation demonstrate behavioral deviations. Some feel that they are more worthy than others and demand more as a result. There are excesses of aggression, violence and egocentric behavior, along with problems relating to hygiene, alcohol and drugs, and there is possessive and violent behavior towards women, who thus become the latest victims, even the slaves, of those who have nothing.
Keywords:  illegals, drugs, immigration, murder, poverty, suicides, alcohol
Pages :  87 - 113
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The social unrest inherent in organization review
Author(s) :  Michel, Marchesnay
Abstract :  Organization review is a process which seeks to obtain an orderly and structured snapshot of a situation. The potential for subjectivity in this process means that it can be profoundly biased depending not only on the criteria used but also on the ranking of such criteria in relation to each other. In the hands of elected staff delegates, such an appraisal always, even unwittingly, prioritizes political allegiances. Consequently the review process proceeds somewhat like religious beliefs or concentration camps in the past : they make a choice between the wheat and the chaff. As a result the review or assessment can only be justified to the extent that it provides a source of information which enables the units reviewed to become aware of their insufficiencies and to correct them.
Keywords:  power, ranking, subjectivity, evaluation
Pages :  115 - 138
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Is psychological regression inherent with organizational standardization process ?
Author(s) :  Jean-Jacques, Pluchart ; Muriel, de Fabregues
Abstract :  Standardization and certification of the quality of processes, products and market services raises several paradoxes : it contributes to “hyper-rationalizing” the firm’s organization and - by reifying its adaptation to change - leads the actors into a process of “regression” (in the Freudian sense of the term), which inhibits their creative abilities. And yet, this negative perception of the organization’s scientific approach to quality is contradicted by the improvement of the company’s image, changes in working conditions and the acceleration of technological progress-which are generally acknowledged in companies practicing “total quality” policies. These apparent contradictions invite us to further explore the question in light of the legal, philosophical and psychological ramifications of quality standardization.
Keywords:  scientific organization of work, quality, standards
Pages :  139 - 154
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The issue of complaints - a factor in understanding workplace harassment
Author(s) :  Annette, Bool
Abstract :  In this paper, the author has endeavoured to describe the psychosocial issues related to harassment. In her work, she often encounters staff members whose suffering has reached such a pitch that - in their view - a complaint is the only means of putting an an end to a situation. However, harassment situations are frequently underpinned by a conflict or “hyperconflict” which may end up affecting an entire team. “Alienating” communication may then begin to occur. This study considers the consequences of harassment, whether on the emotional health of individuals or more generally on the deterioration of the work atmosphere. A review of these consequences also enables the delineation of a number of potential solutions to harassment situations.
Keywords:  communication, conflicts, harassment, management, well-being
Pages :  155 - 198
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Increasing social hazard in hospitals is inherent in the introduction of the model of the Harvard Business School ?
Author(s) :  Sébastien, Mainhagu
Abstract :  This article provides a summary of studies on the evolution of HRM practices of institutions including British hospital. They highlight the existence of a pressure governments to adopt dominant managerial standards in the business in accordance with the principles of New Public Management. However, if the consistency of the decisions of leaders who adopt the model of HRM “individualizing” is noticeable, it is not the case of actual practices. The contributions of the neo-institutionalist theory of Paul DiMaggio and Walter Powell are then discussed in relation to other currents such as contextualism, which recognizes the role of intra-organizational processes in production practices in connection with the internal and external environment.
Keywords:  hospitals, HRM practices, neo-institutionalist theory, contextualism
Pages :  199 - 223
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The risk involved in combatting the dangers on urban residential estates : the Stockholm syndrome
Author(s) :  Christian, Bourion ; Frank, Bournois ; Isabelle, Barth ; Sybille, Persson
Abstract :  Are local educators and other public helpers exposed to the risk of the Stockholm syndrome when they operate in areas where there is a high level of inherent social unrest ? A Case Study When comparing established data and empirical studies, we observe the emergence of the Stockholm syndrome in a local educator.
Keywords:  social assistance, chaos, Inherent Social Dangerousness, welfare state, social protection, sociology of translation, cybernetics
Pages :  225 - 261
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Unlearning. Simplification of the behaviorist constructivism of genetic epistemology The example of unlearning : A risky conceptual confusion with reconditioning
Author(s) :  Georges, Botet-Pradeilles
Abstract :  The concept of unlearning meets impatience emotional, economic and political challenge. Efficiency, innovation, system optimization, profitability, the results make life unbearable. Valery already noted in 1936 that loss of distance “between desire and possession” by noticing how we become greedy speed, technology, promotions and benefits. “Unlearning” the past would be necessary to enter more quickly which seems to be part of this temporal condensation of progress ? Management is eager to operational reorganization and immediately functional managers and a gain of time and costs. But the teacher, the coach, the team leader knows how all learning is slow and how any new practice must be based from previous acquisitions by continuity and enrichment activity patterns and representations.
Keywords:  unlearning, possession, desire
Pages :  263 - 278
Type :  Research paper
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