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Volume XXII • Issue 54 • 2016 (Already published)
Guest editor(s): Isabelle, Barth ; Christian, Bourion ; Baptiste, Rappin
Organizational stigma
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Title :  Summary
Author(s) :  Baptiste, Rappin ; Christian, Bourion ; Isabelle, Barth
Pages :  3 - 3
Type :  Introduction
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Title :  Understanding disability disclosure: a theorical contribution based on stigmas disclosure models
Author(s) :  Sarah, Richard
Abstract :  Drawing on Anglo-Saxon theories of organizational stigmas disclosure (Clair et al., 2005 ; Ragins, 2008 ; Chaudoir & Fisher, 2010), this paper attempts to test their applicability to a sample of individuals with disabilities. Notwithstanding an abundance of theories, we argue that the prior models should better integrate the latest advancements in the field (Chaudoir & Fischer, 2010) and give more attention to the populations that include explicitly individuals with disabilities. Therefore, this paper aims at addressing this gap by taking a closer look at the individuals with disabilities and testing the aforementioned theories in this specific context.
Keywords:  Anglo-Saxon models, disclosure of disability, stigma, professional integration
Pages :  47 - 74
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  An exploratory study of the influence of muslim religion on managerial practices within halal entreprises located in France
Author(s) :  Alioune, Bah ; Lovanirina, Ramboarison-Lalao
Abstract :  In France, little is known about the relationship between religion and management practices in enterprises directed by Muslim managers. This paper explores the influence of Islam religion on HRM management and marketing practiced in the "halal" food supermarkets in France. The research methodology relies on defined and pointed interviews with the managers of three SMEs specialized in the "halal" food trading in Strasbourg as well as live on the spot observations in order to better understand if the religion has an effect on the SME behavior. The results of the paper highlight on one hand, the influence of the religious culture (Banon, 2006) on HRM practices, especially in the style of management and gender recruitment. On the other hand, the study also shows an important effect (impact) the Islam religion has on the marketing positioning of some food products, particularly the meat, in order to respond to muslim consumers’ expectations. Nevertheless, the marketing strategy of these Muslim brands does not focus only on the muslim north African clients. The study finds that the sample of SME in the “halal meet” market apply voluntarily open-target and social responsible strategies in order to show their respect to the fact of being in a secularist market.
Keywords:  halal agribusiness outlet, HRM practices, marketing practices, Muslim manager
Pages :  75 - 101
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Emotional attachment and psychological contract in organizational behavior of executives in local government
Author(s) :  Grégory, Avier
Abstract :  The ambition of this communication aims to investigate the theme of the emotion otherwise than logic of the urgency and the immediate, but as a composing of individual and collective identity’s construction impacting on the representation of the work, the intrinsic motivation, and the organizational behavior. Thus, we want to underline an “hidden dimension from the man in the organization” (Chanlat, 1990) which embodies the diversity in organizations. Mobilizing a biographical approach as strategy of access to the reality based on an ethnosociological and clinical conception, the communication will try to bring to the foreground a “psychological contract” at the senior executives of the territorial administrations.
Keywords:  biographical approach, psychological contract, emotion, work identity, resistance, organizational behavior
Pages :  103 - 127
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  The sensitive case of ethnicity The example of diversity in marketing studies
Author(s) :  Sondes, Zouaghi
Abstract :  This article questions the notion of ethnicity and its use as market segmentation variable. Ethnicity as sensitive or controversial subject of study, leads researchers to theoretical and operational choices which are often based on colonial paradigms. These researches have an impact on the spreading of certain ideologies to the detriment of others. Is ethnicity an artefact that exists only because we have decided to study it ? The notion of cultural identity, generalizable to all consumers, is a possible alternative to the concept of ethnicity.
Keywords:  colonial, consumer culture theory, ethnic marketing, postcolonial, segmentation, identity
Pages :  129 - 137
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Equality / discrimination / diversity and HRM : a cross theme for an enrichment of research?
Author(s) :  Christophe, Falcoz
Abstract :  Before carrying out a quick analysis of the academic corpus in Human Resources Management (HRM) in the areas of equality, discrimination and diversity (EDD), a preamble is necessary to recall the unbreakable link between law and HRM when considering equality and non-discrimination. We will then try to show that the issues of disciplinary and thematic boundaries make it difficult to identify scientific production in this area. Finally, we will attempt to provide some ideas for future research in the light of the lessons we can draw from the analysis of this corpus.
Keywords:  age, discrimination, diversity, right, HRM, gender, equality
Pages :  139 - 152
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  « Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim ». M.P. Follett, a plea for democracy
Author(s) :  Emmanuel, Groutel
Abstract :  Democracy, as Winston Churchill once famously said, is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried. According to Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933), the democratic process is not an institutional mechanism but rather a collective process that is more than the sum of its constituent parts. Follett proposes to create a democratic community rooted in the local, proximity and diversity. Follett’s perspective on democracy is that of a goal to be attained and something yet to be experimented. "We have not yet tried democracy" (1918).
Keywords:  democracy, diversity, human resources, strategy
Pages :  153 - 169
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Exploring the influence of gender on perceived organizational attractiveness
Author(s) :  Jocelyne, Yalenios
Abstract :  The objective of this study is to explore the influence of gender and type of study (business versus engineering) on students’ expectations with respect to their future employer. We focused on students in the final year of their studies. Anonymous, confidential data was collected through an online survey targeting business and engineering students in France. Meaning will be brought to this study through analyzing the results and discussing what insights and implications have been discovered.
Keywords:  perceived organizational attractiveness, training curriculum, gender
Pages :  171 - 185
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Act on the guilt of working women for better professional equality
Author(s) :  Bénédicte, Berthe ; Gwénaëlle, Poilpot-Rocaboy ; Marc, Dumas
Abstract :  This paper proposes to examine the concept of guilt applied to working women and to assess the acceptability of the hypothesis that it could be a professional inequality factor between men and women. The analysis of 48 agreements "equal opportunity" for French companies signed in 2011 and 2012 shows no agreement directly evokes guilt women to fight against occupational inequality but instead that organizations act indirectly on this feeling through actions designed to change social expectations of women, gender roles assigned to each other, and to reduce work-family conflict.
Keywords:  work-family conflict, gender equality, gender roles, feelings of guilt, corporate agreements
Pages :  187 - 206
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  A literature review on women’s entrepreneurship : specificities, hurdles and leverage
Author(s) :  Juliane, Santoni
Abstract :  Women’s entrepreneurship is attracting growing interest from public institutions and academic research. English-speaking as well as francophone researches are following this trend. Women entrepreneurs constitute a heterogeneous group. However, some specificities have to be highlighted : they usually are at the head of small firms in the service industry, their management style appears to be more democratic and to have a non-linear time relation. Some gendered hurdles result from these specificities ; the two main obstacles appear to be their access to financial resources and their access to formal and informal networks. This article focuses on interactions between francophone and English-speaking literature so as to draw future research perspectives. It emerges that social networks as a leverage to women’s entrepreneurship are not frequently handled in their duality (hybrid networks combining face-to-face and numerical networks).
Keywords:  gender, social networks, literature review, women's entrepreneurship
Pages :  207 - 228
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  One policy, actions. What are thinking collaborators concerned by disability dimension of diversity about disability policy in their organization ?
Author(s) :  Armelle, Sciberras ; Lidwine, Maizeray
Abstract :  This study is about perception of disabled collaborators and managers on a disability policy in a financial group. Qualitative analyze and interpretative epistemological position confirms the shift existing between speech and practice around the dimension of diversity that is handicap. Throughout the view of the main stakeholders concerning this subject (disabled collaborators), we can notice that the gap measure advise us correctives actions plans whilst measuring the gap at the same time. Suggestions of employees are essentials in order to have a successful management of disability and, by extension, of diversity.
Keywords:  diversity, disability, stakeholder, perception, decoupling
Pages :  229 - 249
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Diversity in accounting control and auditing From the oxymore to the taming
Author(s) :  Pauline, Paquin ; Thierry, Nobre
Abstract :  The aim of this article is to inventory the place of the issue of diversity in accounting, auditing and control researches. Two approaches are conducted : the first highlights the nature of the link between issues developed in accounting, auditing and control and diversity. It shows an evolution from an outwardly antithetical conception to an effective consideration of diversity in all three areas. The second is a synthesis of the literature which shows the appropriation of diversity as a structural axis of the work of researchers in accounting, auditing and control. This tends to prove that certain diversity criteria are more explored than others.
Keywords:  audit, accounting, diversity, control
Pages :  251 - 261
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Structuring diversity management practices in higher education The case of french diversity label
Author(s) :  Isabelle, Barth ; Sabrina, Perugien
Abstract :  This article tackles an important issue, although understudied in the academic literature : the implementation of diversity management in a French higher education institution. Benefitting from the experiment of a business school which constructed a diversity management approach during a five-year intervention research, this study provides original findings. Indeed, it shows how a school can implement a diversity management approach from the introduction of a management tool : the diversity label. By analyzing the introduction of the diversity label in the organization, we capture the full dynamics of change. We identify a five-step process which leads to a more efficient development of diversity management.
Keywords:  business school, change, higher education, diversity label, diversity management, non-discrimination, research-intervention, equal opportunities
Pages :  263 - 294
Type :  Research paper
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Title :  Terrorism as a rational organization
Author(s) :  Baptiste, Rappin ; Didier, Durmarque
Abstract :  We often think terrorism with the old categories of politics, or as the result of an irrationnal pulsion. However, it seems that the science of organizations is able to clarify this phenomenon in a pertinent and original way.
Keywords:  attacks, terrorism, management
Pages :  295 - 301
Type :  Research paper
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