France is going through some challenging times economically, as discussed in this recent New York Times article.
La France passe quelques temps stimulants économiquement, comme discuté dans cet article de New York Times récent.
Mon amie, professeur et chercheuse, Mme Camille Baulant, discutent des tendances économiques dans deux articles récents, dont les résumés sont ci-dessous. Elle bio est ici et son adresse électronique est : [email protected].
Paper #1: Déficits commerciaux et désindustrialisation en Europe. Quel diagnostic, quels remèdes ?
Since 20 years, European Union enlarges to 28 countries. The Euro Area took into account 17 countries, some of which (Greece, Spain or Portugal) had already some problems of price-competitiveness.
The paper first would explain the cause of the trade deficit of Spain, France and Italia. These bad performances could be explained by euro exchange rate or by losses in non price competitiveness?
After studying price elasticities and income elasticities of exports of these countries during the twenties, the paper will analyze how these countries could go on to keep some good place on the World Markets. In this part, we try to identify if it would be possible for these countries to have some good results in service not only on travel services but also services for private firms and we make the hypothesis that industry export performances are today linked to services export performances.
Paper #2: The systemic “learning by sharing” diamond: research methodology proposal
Purpose – To design a research methodology in order to test a conceptual model that intregrates learning and knowledge sharing, individual and organizational factors and individual and organizationl benefits. Methodology – Based on a literature review it is developed a research framework for assesing the process of learning by sharing, and its relationship with the four differentiations of an organization (cooperation, competency, competition, knowledge), and the individual and organizational benefits.
Findings – The sustainability of this reasearch methodology proposel should enture that organizations can asses by they own employee attitudes and behaviors concerning the learning and knowledge sharing as one integrated process. Practical implications – The research model proposed in the present study is useful to for both practitioners and researchers by providing a research methodology that could be implemented in any organizations, in order to investigate learning by sharing process in such a way that collaborative knowledge sharing becomes a part of the work culture and overcome the barriers to knowledge sharing.
Originality/value – Altough knowlege management and intellectual capital are a very wide spread in present literature, the concept of learning by sharing is less approched. This papare contributes by designing a research methodology in order to asses learning by sharing process.