Growth and productivity : are they obsolete concepts ?

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Professor, University of Lille I

Seminar Business life | Friday October 3, 1997

The concepts of growth and productivity, such as they are, have technical and historical limitations. They are well adapted to a certain method of production and consumption which they have inherited from Fordism. They are still useful and interesting in the so-called ‘post-Ford’ economy characterised by the growing domination of tertiary activities. However, these tools ought to be put into perspective, completed and, in certain cases, abandoned with no regrets.

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Thomas PARIS

This session was published in issue n°9 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled Pour une renaissance .

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