An international study of dysfunctional e-mail usage and attitudes among managers


International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management

2005, vol. 5, n°4, pp.425-436

Départements : Management et Ressources Humaines, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Electronic communication, E-mail usage, Media attitudes, Mobile workers, Cross cultural communication, Email, Business communications, Dysfunctional behaviour, Dysfunctional attitudes, Business executives, Large firms, Human resource development, HRD, Customer relationships, Inappropriate use, Online etiquette, Etiquette.

There is a rich body of literature regarding the choice of medium for business communications. Much of this literature seeks to understand the choice and usage of, and attitudes towards, differing media. Theories about the choice of using electronic media range from symbolism, message equivocality, the distance between message partners, the number of message partners, the perceived richness of the media, and the attitudes of message recipients (Trevino et al., 2000). The past few years have seen the choice of electronic media, specifically e-mail, grow enormously. Increasingly, the advantages of e-mail seem to be linked to dysfunctional behaviour and attitudes. This study explores these questions with a survey of 750 European business executives. The survey specifically focuses on identifying dysfunctional usage and attitudes among a cross-section of managers who routinely use e-mail for their work in large firms.

Border Crossing: Bricolage and the Erosion of Categorical Boundaries in French Gastronomy

H. Rao, P. Monin, R. DURAND

American Sociological Review

décembre 2005, vol. 70, n°6, pp.968-992

Départements : Stratégie et Politique d’Entreprise, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Sociological researchers have studied the consequences of strong categorical boundaries, but have devoted little attention to the causes and consequences of boundary erosion. This study analyzes the erosion of categorical boundaries in the case of opposing category pairs. The authors propose that categorical boundaries weaken when the borrowing of elements from a rival category by high-status actors triggers emulation such that the mean number of elements borrowed by others increases and the variance in the number of elements borrowed declines. It is suggested that penalties to borrowing in the form of downgraded evaluations by critics exist, but decline as the number of peers who borrow increases. The research setting is French gastronomy during the period from 1970 to 1997, when classical and nouvelle cuisines were rival categories competing for the allegiance of chefs. The results broadly support the authors' hypotheses, indicating that chefs redrew the boundaries of culinary categories, which critics eventually recognized. Implications for research on blending and segregating processes are outlinedRestaurants, Motion pictures, Studies, Colleges & universities, Processes, Nature, Competition, Strategic management, Researchers, Research & development--R&D, Organizational behavior, Acquisitions & mergers

Budgetary Reform and the Structuration of Organizational Fields in Education


Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal

2005, vol. 18, n°6, pp.733-755

Départements : Comptabilité et Contrôle de Gestion, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Choice-based Elicitation and Decomposition of Decision Weights for Gains and Losses under Uncertainty

M. ABDELLAOUI, M. Vossmann, M. Weber

Management Science

2005, vol. 51, n°9, pp.1384-1399

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Continuous-Time Games of Timing

R. Laraki, E. Solan, N. VIEILLE

Journal of Economic Theory

février 2005, vol. 120, n°2, pp.206-238

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Timing games, Continuous-time games, Games of timing, War of attrition, Preemption games

We address the question of existence of equilibrium in general timing games with complete information. Under weak assumptions, any two-player timing game has a Markov subgame perfect -equilibrium, for each >0. This result is tight. For some classes of games (symmetric games, games with cumulative payoffs), stronger existence results are established

Développer l'innovation

T. Atamer, R. DURAND, E. Reynaud

Revue Française de Gestion

2005, vol. 31, n°155, pp.13-21

Départements : Stratégie et Politique d’Entreprise, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Elaboration et mise en place d'un système d'information hospitalier au sein d'un service d'oncologie médicale


Santé et systémique

2005, vol. 4

Départements : Informations Systems and Operations Management, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Fact-Free Learning

E. Aragones, I. GILBOA, A. Postlewaite, D. Schmeidler

American Economic Review

2005, vol. 95, pp.1355-1368

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Fragmentation, Engel's Law and Learning

H. Wan, A.-T. GOH

Review of International Economics

2005, vol. 13, n°3, pp.518-528

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)

This paper outlines the conditions under which trade is beneficial for a developing country's growth. A developing country suffers from two disadvantages: low income and a comparative disadvantage in the production of modern manufactured goodsgoods which allow a high rate of human capital accumulation through learning by doing. Low income together with Engel's law imply that developing countries consume and produce very few modern goods in autarky and hence grow slowly. With international fragmentation of production, a developing country may find comparative advantage in the production of some stages of modern goods despite an absence of comparative advantage in the production of modern goods under "100% local content." More resources can then be allocated to the modern goods sector leading to greater learning externalities and hence growth under free trade than in autarky

Helping them to Forget..: the Organizational embedding of Gender Relations in two large audit firms


Accounting Organizations and Society


Départements : Comptabilité et Contrôle de Gestion, GREGHEC (CNRS)