Genesis of an american image or Making sense of transatlantic misunderstandings


Michel CROZIER

Emeritus research director, CNRS


Michel BERRY

École de Paris du management


Michel BERRY

Ancien directeur du Centre de recherche en gestion de l'École polytechnique

Seminar Guest speakers | Monday January 24, 1994

Michel Crozier’s experience serves to show that people on different sides of the Atlantic can read very different things into the self-same book. Are the Americans and the French doomed to say endlessly to each other “Je te comprends, moi non plus?” (I understand what you’re saying, me neither) ? or can we improve understanding despite the fact that our channels of communication are on different wavelengths ?

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Michel BERRY