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Positioning French Management in a Multinational Landscape

Mariya Bobina, Stephanie Vergnaud, Mikhail Grachev, Martin Shane, Richard Soparnot


The paper examines and summarizes cultural attributes of French management and presents the analysis of the survey of French middle managers regarding perceptions of culturally endorsed behaviors and values. It further develops the findings of the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) research and positions French management profile in cross-cultural space with respect to "cultural distance" between France and other societies. Comparing the 2009-2010 survey results with a base year, the paper results substantiate the validity of the cultural attributes of French management practices and behaviors.


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