What is the link between Degrowth and Work?[Research paper] by Claire-Isabelle Roquebert


The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC in 2010.

In our society, work is preached like an essential value that cannot be ignored. The search of full employment is one of the main objectives of economic policies. Work, defined as the human action on nature in order to provide for human needs, is regarded as an essential condition to humanity survival. The degrowth is a movement of thought that precisely questions the central values of our society, in order to identify the causes of the current general crisis. This movement thus questions work. Is this worship dedicated to work legitimate for the degrowth? Is work, such as it is made concrete in our society, reassessed? Does work, like vital and unilateral transformation of nature, remain legitimate in a degrowth society?

Quote article  Claire-Isabelle Roquebert, « What is the link between Degrowth and Work? », 12 november 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]

In the same section

The traditional Christian concept of moderation in consumption: is it still appropriate to adhere to deconsumption?

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Diane de Zélicourt

Antique philosophy is well-known for inspiring the Christian moral principles. This is why evocating the concept of moderation leads to think about ascesis, self control and rigorous behaviours. However, current worries regarding the environment and resource shortages make the idea of moderation...

>>Read more

Spices - Roellinger


[Scenario] : Jules Chevalier

Olivier Roellinger opened his first restaurant in 1982 in Cancale. He quickly got three Michelin stars and became one of the most famous representatives of the contemporary French cuisine and culinary miscegenation. In 2008, he closed his restaurant to devote himself entirely to spices. Over the...

>>Read more

From hell to heaven: the imaginary of work from yesterday to nowadays. The case of highly qualified young managers

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : F. Garcias

This thesis raises the question of the "imaginary of work", that is to say, the sense and value that we subjectively associate to this notion. A historical overview of different philosophical discourse delivered on the subject since antiquity allows initially us to affirm the historicity of the...

>>Read more

Implantation Kit for La Ruche

[Operational Project]

[Operational Project] : Nastassja Kern, Sophie Rauch, Vivien Heim

The purpose of this implantation kit is highly strategic for La Ruche, who wishes to expand in the French territory and abroad: it is dedicated to draw the operational landmarks of a successful implantation, to help the brand master its image and to develop the structure, in order to make it become...

>>Read more

Hard Times - by Charles Dickens

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Alexis Gauvin

In Hard Times Charles Dickens profoundly critizes the capitalist and industrial society he lived in at a time when steam power and coal were at the mouth of each manufacturer. Amorality, hardness of feelings and inhumanity are successively attacked in this critic through several portraits of...

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Research paper

Arbalange, an end to the single use of... Arbalange sells « textile » diapers... by Audrey Boulkaid
Adam Smith, l’économiste malgré lui : This master thesis is focusing on the... by François-Xavier Faucounau
From hell to heaven: the imaginary of... This thesis raises the question of the... by F. Garcias
Eco districts : an anlysis of brakes... Eco districts are a new way of... by Clémence Chouvet
How is it possible to follow the ideas... “Degrowth” is the idea that an... by Anne Hurand
Impact of the diverse visions of social... The dynamic of social entrepreneurship... by Camille Portejoie
The shaping of economics by accounting... This article is meant to step back from... by Eve Chiapello
The impact of mutualist values on forms... This study deals with the management of... by Adrien Couret
The Rhetoric of Reaction: Perversity,... Whereas the German sociologist Max... by Brice Jeullin
What is the link between Degrowth and... In our society, work is preached like... by Claire-Isabelle Roquebert