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The Future of Growth

In 2015, Expresso and the Fórum dos Administradores de Empresas (FAE) in collaboration with global network of business think tanks, will organize, for the first time in Lisbon, the International Summit of Business Think Tanks, a unique event that will gather businesses, business research centers, economists and institutional representatives to debate growth and business strategies. It will consist of four weeks editorially guided by Expresso and FAE – who is an effective member of the international network of Business Think Thanks – and an international summit to discuss companies, their new challenges and management models.

This event constitutes a unique opportunity to conduct a prospective and constructive reflection at an interdisciplinary international dimension about the future of the companies and their role in society in the 21st century.

This event will take place in Lisbon, on 22nd of September.

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Interview de Xavier Huillard, Président de l’Institut de l’entreprise et PDG du groupe Vinci sur France Inter et BFM Business

Retrouvez l’intervention de Xavier Huillard, Président de l’Institut de l’entreprise et PDG du groupe Vinci sur France Inter dans l’émission “On n’arrête pas l’éco” d’Alexandra Bensaïd et sur BFM Business dans Good Morning Business avec Stéphane Soumier.


“Ni austérité, ni keynésianisme!”

Voilà deux penseurs qui veulent réformer l’Etat pour le rendre plus juste et plus efficace. Mais l’un, Philippe Aghion, proche des socialistes, veut le rendre intelligent, l’autre, Phillip Blond, inspirateur du concept de “Big Society” des conservateurs britanniques, veut le réduire à sa portion congrue. Confrontation >>>


Merci à vous

Le Sommet Mondial des Think Tanks Economiques s’est achevé sur un bilan plus que positif, porté par l’envie commune de faire avancer le débat et de construire une vision juste et pragmatique de la place et du rôle de l’entreprise dans ce monde, pour les années à venir.

L’Institut de l’entreprise souhaite remercier très solennellement tous ses partenaires et l’ensemble des intervenants ayant contribué durant ces deux jours à cet événement riche et intense.

Merci à vous.


Suivez le Workshop Macroéconomie Internationale sur Twitter

En amont du Sommet International des Think tanks économiquesorganisé par l’Institut de l’entreprise à Paris le 18 juin prochain, l’Institut propose le 17 juin un Workshop de “Macroéconomie internationale”, autour de Jean-Marc Daniel, avec la participation exceptionnelle de 9 think tanks économiques internationaux, partenaires de l’Institut de l’entreprise.

Suivez dès 14h30 les échanges en direct entre les différents thinks tanks sur le fil Twitter de l’Institut de l’entreprise


Interviewes et points de vue d’experts

Dans le cadre de la préparation du Sommet Mondial des Think Tanks Economiques, retrouvez les interviewes de Xavier Huillard, Alain Pons, Frédéric Monlouis-Félicité et Jean-Marc Daniel et leurs réponses aux questions de Audrey Fournier du Monde.fr >>> voir les vidéos


Francois Hollande’s Moment

France is in a funk.

Its president, Francois Hollande, finds his public approval at a record low of 25 percent in April — a bit better now. Unemployment remains stubbornly high — above 11 percent — and has remained above 9 percent for most of the last decade. Among French youth, unemployment exceeds 25 percent. High unemployment seems endemic under both Socialist and conservative governments, but Hollande is now in charge. Recently, France stumbled back into negative growth, meaning another recession. Taxes appear to be rising, and some French citizens, who have had enough, threaten to leave the country to avoid the new charges. Some, like actor Gerard Depardieu, have even expressed the desire to relinquish their citizenship >>> read more


Repenser la relation entre la sphère publique et l’entreprise.

Dans le long processus de déclin du colbertisme, accéléré par la construction européenne et le décloisonnement des marchés, la crise actuelle semble marquer une rupture. À la suite du choc d’une extrême violence qui a frappé l’économie mondiale à l’automne 2008, la sphère publique est en effet intervenue de façon massive pour rétablir la confiance sur les marchés financiers; elle a également engagé une action importante de soutien conjoncturel à l’économie, à travers les plans de relance. Ce faisant, l’interventionnisme public a regagné dans l’opinion une légitimité qu’il avait largement perdue. >>>lire la suite


“Le rôle de l’entreprise va au-delà de sa dimension financière”

En amont du Sommet des think tanks qui se déroulera les 17 et 18 juin, Xavier Huillard, PDG de Vinci et président de l’Institut de l’Entreprise, souligne le rôle que peut jouer l’entreprise dans le renouveau de l’économie.

 

 


Interview de Xavier Huillard, PDG de Vinci et… par lemondefr


Favoriser la prise en compte du long terme.

L’activité des entreprises s’inscrit dans une temporalité qui se contracte. Manifestation la plus visible, l’accroissement de la volatilité des cours sur les marchés financiers n’est en réalité qu’un symptôme parmi d’autres. En arrière plan, la mondialisation a accélé la diffusion des informations, des techniques et des modèles d’organisation. Elle a également conduit à une intensification de la concurrence, qui s’est accompagnée d’un raccourcissement des cycles d’innovation, de marketing et d’investissement. Enfin, dans des entreprises soumises à un impératif de réactivité, les modes de management et de communication se sont imprégnés d’un sentiment d’urgence. >>> lire la suite


Renouveler la contribution des entreprises à la cohésion sociale

L’entreprise contribue naturellement à la cohésion sociale : lieu d’affiliation, elle assure la socialisation des individus par l’emploi ; créatrice de richesses, elle contribue au développement du territoire dans lequel elle s’inscrit ; porteuse enfin d’un projet commun, elle crée du collectif en canalisant des énergies individuelles autour d’objectifs partagés. >>> lire plus


Mo Ibrahim : “Let’s stop corruption in Africa”

Mohammed Ibrahim, 67, a.k.a. “Mo Ibrahim”, created his foundation (www.moibrahimfoundation.org), which annually assesses African countries and publishes an “index of good governance.” It also awards a prize to outstanding leaders, Nelson Mandela being the honor laureate, and supports educational programs. This former british Telecom engineer, native of Sudan, had previously sold in 2005, the Pan-African mobile phone company Celtel he had created : according to Forbes magazine (March 2013), the capital of that philanthropist rises 1.1 billion dollars (830 million euros) >>> read more


Antoine Frérot, CEO Veolia Environnement: “Invite all stakeholders into the governance”

How to restore trust between companies, government and society? Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia Environnement, leader in water treatment and one of the first employers in France, suggests to invite employees, suppliers and territories into companies boards and propose the creation of a “constitution” into the company >>> read more


“It is for the State to establish the entrepreneurial rules “

The crisis is not only a financial crisis. It is also a crisis that questions the state, the companies,  their relationships with each other and with the society. Xavier Huillard and Jean-Marc Daniel deliver their diagnosis and visions >>> read more


Eight think tanks deliver their proposals to help companies meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The Institut de l’entreprise is organizing this year’s event in collaboration with its global network of business think tanks, composed of 12 think tanks which operate in more than 30 countries in order to draw on international experiences to develop concrete proposals,here is a brief overview of their contribution to conduct a prospective and constructive reflection at an interdisciplinary international dimension about the future of the companies and their role in society in the 21st century >>> see more


Role of the companies in sustainable capitalism

To celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2017, the CED (Committee for Economic Development’s)  member of the International Network of Business Think Tanks and partner of the International Summit of Business Think Tanks to be held on 17 and 18 June jointly with the Institut de l’entreprise, publishes a serie of works dedicated to responsible capitalism (sustainable capitalism). (more…)


Social business and value creation

Hans Reitz, CEO of Grameen Creative Lab, will speak at the roundtable “creating value beyond profit”. He founded in 2008 with Professor Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize and multi-social-entrepreneur, the Grameen Creative Lab in Wiesbaden, a laboratory offering a possible future for a more philanthropic economy.

Hans Reitz will highlight the debate, in the light of his experience in the social business.


The need for a new governance

Thierry de Montbrial, President of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), will speak at the roundtable “new models that are changing the world” at the International Summit of Business Think Tanks June 18.

In this interview, he discusses the analysis presented during the RAMSES 2012. He deplores the failure of the international community to act efficiently as well as the gradual loss of control of the global political and economic governance. Supporting the idea of an organized liberalism, he calls for the establishment of a new governance.


Theory of Regulation and Competition

Philippe Aghion, Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University and invited professor at the Paris School of Economics, will speak at the World Economic Think Tanks Summit on June 18. He will participate in the round table “transformations of companies” dedicated  to the organization and management practices of the 21st century company. He gives us here his analysis about perceptions of  competition notion …


Théorie de la concurrence et de la régulation… par institutdelentreprise


Moscovici: future actions for french companies

In an interview in Les Echos, Pierre Moscovici, french Minister of the Economy and Finance has reiterated support to french companies, which are at the heart of french economic policy. He also has reminded all the measures to be implemented for them, among them : generalization of the competitive tax credit, diversification of SMB financing solutions, simplification shock…


“Big Society” of David Cameron : key learnings

The 4th roundtable of the International Summit of Business Think Tanks will focus on the theme “New models that are changing the world.” In Great Britain, the “Big Society” established by David Cameron in his political discourse has given rise to many innovations in the framework of public service reforms and British welfare state. Frédéric Gloriant, PhD in history at the University of Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle, analyses here  the implementation of this new discourse…


A Capitalism for the people

Jean-Marc Daniel will attend the World Economic Summit of Think Tanks. He is an economist at Institut de l’entreprise, professor at ESCP Europe and at Ecole des Mines of Paris. He is also managing editor of the journal Societal and columnist on BFM Business and Le Monde.

He comments here the book of Luigi Zingales “A Capitalism for the people”, in which the Italian author confronts two forms of capitalism, a capitalism made of collusion on one hand, like in Italy, and market capitalism on the other hand, which is a cornerstone of the American dream.

 

 


Lionel Zinsou: “Companies have to be the main advocates of the globalization.”

Lionel Zinsou, President of PAI Partners, will speak at the next World Summit on Economic Think Tanks on June 18, in the 5th roundtable “New Horizons”. He presents here his vision about the role of french companies in the promotion of the globalization.


L. Zinsou : C’est aux entreprises de faire… par debateco


Mario Monti attending opening dinner of the International Summit of Business Think Tanks Economic – June 17

Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy will debate with Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008 during the inaugural dinner of the International Summit of Business Think Tanks on June 17. This dinner will be held in the presence of Pierre Moscovici, Minister Economy and Finance. The two men will discuss how governments and companies can act to restore growth.

Find the issue dedicated to reform Italy’s Mario Monti and the article about post-Monti Italy by Alain Fabre.


Interview de Vineet Nayar, Vice-Chairman de HCL Technologies (HCLT)

Vineet Nayar, vice chairman of HCL Technologies (HCLT) will speak at the first roundtable “Reinventing the Market Economy” at the International Summit of Business Think Tanks 17-18 June.

Vineet Nayar is Vice Chairman of HCL Technologies (HCLT), a $4.5bn global It Services provider, which he joined in 1985 before becoming President in 2005.

Vineet Nayar developed a radically innovative management method called “Employees First, Customers Second”. This method aims at creating the need for change within a company in order reverse the organizational pyramid and profoundly redefine the role of leadership as well.

Within five years, HCLT, which now has 84,403 employees, saw its revenues triple to $ 2.5 billion. This economic success has gone with international recognition (Fortune Magazine, Leader in the Digital Age Award, World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School) through the success of the book that chronicles the experience: “Employees First, Customers Second”. Vineet Nayar is the winner of the 2012 Olivier Lecerf Moral and Political Sciences Academy Awards.

 


Interview de Vineet Nayar, Vice-Chairman and… par institutdelentreprise

 


Exceptional debate between Paul Krugman and Mario Monti, in the presence of Pierre Moscovici – june 17

The Global Think Tanks Economic Summit will begin June 17 with a special dinner marked by the presence of Pierre Moscovici, Minister of Economy and Finance. The dinner will also host a debate between Mario Monti, former President of the Italian Council of Ministers and Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008, the two men discussing how governments and businesses can act to restore growth.

KRUGMAN MONTI

Frédéric Monlouis-Félicité, Director General of the Institut de l’entreprise presents here the program of the Summit (17-18 June) :


“Capitalism is a word of fight”

Understanding capitalism, its machinery and consequences means getting the understanding of the modern economy in order to anticipate tomorrow’s world. The editorial by Jean-Marc Daniel  from the question “Où en est le capitalisme ?” (Societal No. 78) provides important insights about this problematic :

“Le capitalisme est un mot de combat : c’est par cette phrase que François Perroux, le célèbre – bien qu’aujourd’hui passablement oublié – économiste français, débute le petit livre qu’il consacra en 1948 au capitalisme. Pourquoi « mot de combat » ? Parce que, explique François Perroux, le mot est utilisé abondamment par ceux qui font le procès de l’économie de marché et du libéralisme. Procès, nous dit Perroux, dont ceux qui
l’organisent souhaitent faire en sorte qu’il soit évident pour tous que l’accusé – l’économie de
marché – est condamné d’avance et qui plus est à la peine capitale.
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An history of capitalisms

Since its inception, capitalism has constantly changed shape to follow a new path. Here is an explanation of the various stages of evolution of Morgan Poulizac, teacher at Sciences-Po and HEC, commenting The Relentless Revolution by Joyce Appleby :

“À travers une histoire qui remonte aux débuts du XVIe siècle, le capitalisme s’est imposé en adoptant des formes sans cesse changeantes et toujours dérangeantes à chaque stade de son évolution et, à chaque époque, il a su devenir, plus qu’un système économique, un phénomène culturel. La menace, dans la crise actuelle, ne résiderait ainsi pas tant dans la capacité à réinventer le capitalisme qu’à lui redonner un sens.

La crise de 2008, financière puis économique, sa diffusion, d’abord cantonnée aux seuls États-Unis, puis de manière quasi indistincte à l’ensemble des pays développés, permet à certains de prédire une fois encore l’effondrement du système capitaliste. Mais ils « sous-estiment la fécondité de [ce dernier] à promouvoir l’ingénuité et à transformer de nouveaux prototypes en de formidables machines à cash » (p. 421), comme l’indique Joyce Appleby, une éminente historienne américaine dans son récent livre The Relentless Revolution. A History of Capitalism.”
>> read more


Companies to the rescue of capitalism

Could capitalism find new energy through his own players ? Today companies invest the field of social and general interest to give some legitimacy to capitalism. Claude Jessua, Emeritus Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas comments the book “Capitalism at Risk” by Joseph L.Bower, Herman B. Leonard et Lynn S.Paine :

“Au cours de forums organisés dans les principales zones économiques du monde, des universitaires et des chefs d’entreprise ont mis en évidence leurs principaux sujets d’inquiétude quant à la survie du capitalisme de marché. Loin de capituler, ils mettent leurs espoirs dans une attitude plus active des entreprises : celles-ci devraient exercer désormais une fonction sociale au-delà de leurs activités de production.

Énoncer que le capitalisme est en danger ne risque pas de bouleverser un lecteur habitué aux réflexions désabusées des journaux, des revues et des livres. Au milieu de la crise économique la plus grave que le monde ait connue depuis 1929, il est normal qu’à tout le moins la question soit posée. Durant les années 1930, et même plus tard, à l’occasion de chaque épisode conjoncturel fâcheux, des voix s’étaient élevées, posant la question rituelle : assistons-nous à une crise dans le capitalisme ou à quelque chose de plus fondamental, qui serait une crise du capitalisme ?
>> read more


New edition of the International Business Summit of Think Tanks at the Quai Branly Museum – June 18, 2013

The 27th edition of the International Summit of Business Think Tank will take place in Paris on June 17-18, 2013 at the musée du quai Branly. Organized by the Institut de l’Entreprise in association with the french newspaper Le Monde and the International Network of Business Think Tanks, the summit will address the theme : “The company that transforms the world – the challenges of the 21st century”. This event represents a unique opportunity to conduct a prospective international and interdisciplinary reflection on the future role of companies in society in the 21st century. It will also draw on international experiences to develop concrete proposals.

(© musée du quai Branly – Picture Nicolas Borel)