Series of DVDs
Scientific Advisor: Erhard FRIEDBERG
|Peter Drucker. A Perceptive Man|
(film 52', DVD PAL)
DVD Pal (French and English versions)
Peter Drucker is known as the "guru" of management, a discipline he has more than anybody else contributed to establish. In fact, he is much more than that. With his intellectual roots in the culture of Europe of the beginning XXth century, he has made himself into the often critical, but always insightful observer of the industrial society of the second half of the XXth century, analyzing its ongoing radical transformations and predicting better and earlier than others its emergent trends.
With his comments on his historical study of General Motors, on the role of the consultant, the problems of decision-making, the issues of leadership and the transformations of the large modern organizations, Peter Drucker demonstrates the profoundness and the originality of his thinking.
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|Jean-Daniel Reynaud. The Rules of Collective Action (film 52', DVD PAL)|
|DVD Pal (French and English versions)|
After World War II, while studying philosophy in Paris, Jean Daniel Reynaud did not find in what he calls “a philosophy of dining rooms” the instruments that were needed “to understand the world and how it functioned (…) and to get away from a number of preconceived ideas about society and its future.” Instead, he wants “to go see by himself, observe things where they are”. Jean Daniel Reynaud wants to understand society from the inside, by observing social reality directly.
In this film, he looks back on his itinerary as an empirical sociologist, reflects on his interest for conflict and collective bargaining (the theory and practice of which he has contributed to renovate in France), and shows how his thinking on these subjects is founded in a more general sociological approach to the social production of rules and regulation.
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