The cognitive Capitalism - by Yann Moulier-Boutang[Reading report] by Hugo Lambert

2009-11-07

The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2008/2009.

The digital revolution made the reproduction of immaterial objects easier, faster and almost free. In this book the author stresses that we are entering a third phase of capitalism, following the earlier phases of mercantile and industrial capitalism, where accumulation is centered on immaterial assets. In this new capitalism, ownership, division of labour, value and competitiveness are all put into question.

Quote article  Hugo Lambert, « The cognitive Capitalism - by Yann Moulier-Boutang », 07 november 2009, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/105.sls

In the same section

Human development – Struggle against poverty - By Esther Duflo

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Nastassja Kern

Health and education are priorities in the mind of everyone. Many actors strive to ensure universal access to education and to basic health services: increase of budgets, implementation of vaccination and awareness campaigns, etc. However, the results remain disappointing and slow progress...

>>Read more

The Shale Gas Mirage - by Thomas Porcher

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Elsa Walwer

At the heart of the shale gas debate, Thomas Porcher delivers a study about the consequences of French shale gas reserves exploitation, from an economical perspective. Stemming from the French legal and economic specificities, he exposes and dismantles the arguments put forward by pro-shale gas...

>>Read more

Natural capitalism: creating the next industrial Revolution

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Claire Nativel

At the beginning of the 21st century, most companies work according to a model inherited from the first industrial revolution when the work force was rare and resources were abundant. But the current situation of the world is at the opposite: how to conciliate economy, development and conservation...

>>Read more

Profit over people - by Noam Chomsky

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Julie Vinay

In this book, Chomsky denounces Friedman's definition of democracy, which « gist is to make profit ». Most of the time, formal and election democracy is not really one anymore, because the control of big investors is no public decision. Consequently, debates are mediocre, people are given no...

>>Read more

Development of micro-insurance in Argentina, Peru and Colombia

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Marie Baranger and Cécile Roussel

This research studies the development of micro-insurance – with a focus on financial education – in Columbia, Peru and Argentina, where six months of field research have been carried out. Whereas micro-insurance products were all compulsory and little innovative in Argentina and Peru, they were...

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Reading report

The Good Consumer and the Bad Citizen -... Can we drive SUV and bother about... by Samia Mia Kassem
Organic agriculture, from doing... The study of the book Organic... by Marine d'Allancé
Their big fear - by François Ruffin Object of all passions for several... by François Petitjean
Towards Happy Moderation - by Pierre... This book is the testimony of Pierre... by Laure Cassaigne
Economics is a moral science, by... What does the title of this book mean?... by Elise Juguet
The Communist Party Manifesto - by Karl... The Communist Party Manifesto is... by Aurélien Philippe
Repenser l’Etat, pour une sociale... Repensez l’Etat, as many post-crisis... by Vivien Heim
Why and How we should abandon nuclear... Should we abandon nuclear power ?... by Ingrid Colonna
The human cause, a good use of the end... Financial crisis, ecological crisis,... by Morgane Jacobée
Degrowth or chaos - by Paul Ariès In his book, Paul Ariès presents his... by Anne Hurand