La Maison Nucingen - by Honoré de Balzac[Reading report] by Raphaël Saillant

2011-08-29

The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2011.

La Maison Nucingen is the story of the Baron de Nuncingen’s wealth, and its techniques for self-enrichment at the expense of the derelicting aristocracy. In this novel, the old aristocracy of the Ancien Régime and the Restauration are sinking, while the capitalist bourgeoisie, to which belongs Baron de Nucingen, takes over the financial affairs, and the “juste milieu” of the Monarchie de Juillet (to which belongs Rastignac) takes over the political affairs.

Quote article  Raphaël Saillant, « La Maison Nucingen - by Honoré de Balzac », 29 august 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/218.sls

In the same section

Stakeholder relations and development at social entrepreneurial ventures

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Csilla Nárai

The research paper seeks to answer the following questions : how do social entrepreneurial start-ups develop ? How do they make use of their stakeholder relationships (what do they gain, how do stakeholders participate) ? This study also sets out to identify a few success factors in a small...

>>Read more

Art, entreprenariat: the creation's path

[Article]

[Article] : Olivia Conil Lacoste

This article aims to draw up a parallel between the artist's approach and the entrepreneur's one, exploring the relation they maintain with their creations. In this way it makes a bridge between the drivers of the artistic and the entrepreneurial action and shows how the work of art like the...

>>Read more

Developing a critic conscience for managers - by Philippe de Woot

[Proceedings]

[Proceedings] : Philippe de Woot

Directors and Managers must be aware of the advantages and drawbacks of the capitalist system nowadays. As Philippe de Woot states in his report, this awareness leads to further thought about the implementation of an alternative management that places the humane dimension in the center of the...

>>Read more

The Rebel III - by Mongo Béti

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Amine Habiballah

Le Rebelle III is a collection of Mongo Beti's essays gathered and presented by André Djiffack. This book is mainly a description of Cameroonian reality between 1995 and the death of Mongo Beti in 2001. The author underlines the consequences of French neocolonialism in Cameroon, especially in...

>>Read more

The Shock Doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism - by Naomi Klein

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Guillaume Narbonne

In The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein strongly denounces ultraliberalism and its methods of implementation for the past 35 years. By adopting a chronological approach and evoking precise examples, she makes her militant point stronger while shedding light on the logic of the shock doctrine and...

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Reading report

Manufacturing consent, the political... In this work, Noam Chomsky and Edouard... by Yan Vincent Genod
The Gift - by Marcel Mauss In this essay, Marcel Mauss synthesizes... by Marine Bikard
The Age of access - by Jeremy Rifkin The Age of access studies the mutations... by François Bottollier-Depois
The cognitive Capitalism - by Yann... The digital revolution made the... by Hugo Lambert
Fear and Money in Dubaï - by Mike Davis Mike Davis is a sociologist... by Domitille de la Morinerie
« Making globalization work » - by... Stiglitz focuses on developing... by Romain Lhez
Indian Growth: a review of... In this article, Christophe Cottet... by Juliette Carcano
The Religion of Capital - by Paul... This reading guide reveals how Paul... by Adrien Couret
No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand... This analysis goes further than a... by Peggy Nicod
Total Capitalism – by Jean Peyrelevade This book presents the evolution of... by Anaïs de Fresnoye