Invariants in the History of the Entreprise
The attention of futurists is naturally drawn by change. But human society is also marked by no less interesting invariances which are identified through historical analysis.
The author of a recent book on L'Entreprise de l'Antiquité à nos jours ("The Enterprise from Antiquity to Our Times"), Michel Drancourt, has extracted some invariances in the history of business, the characteristics common to all entrepreneurs and the factors which, since the beginning, have constituted the dynamic of their organization.
He reminds us that although technology, organizational structure and management methods have evolved a lot, the entrepreneur has always been a non-conformist, animated by a search for adventure and by a talent for leadership, with an acute sense of the organization.