The paper asks why so many people in France believe that "good management" must be imported from elsewhere. We identify multiple actors whose actions and opinions reinforce such a belief. Yet, there are many outstanding French firms - small and large - which are not managed according to standard American or Japanese management principles. We conclude advocating a research agenda driven by the observation of healthy French organizations in order to generate useful insights about management in France.
BOUCHIKHI, H., BERRY, M. and KIMBERLY, J. (1993). Le management ne peut-il donc être français ? Revue Française de Gestion, pp. 41-44.