Universalism and Exceptionalism: French Business Leadership

Philippe CastelUniversity of Burgundy–SPMS, Dijon, France

Marc DeneireUniversity Nancy 2, Nancy, France

Alexandre KurcUniversity Nancy 2, Nancy, France

Marie-Françoise LacassagneUniversity of Burgundy–SPMS, Dijon, France

Christopher A. LeedsUniversity Nancy 2, Nancy, France

Universalism and exceptionalism demonstrate the existence of two different management cultures operating within the sectors of industry chosen for this study. Research, including interviews, reveals that both the banking and food-processing sectors are characterized by some companies reflecting classical, commercial ...

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