Entreprises, travail

Cette page regroupe l'ensemble des publications de Futuribles sur cette thématique (Vigie, revue, bibliographie, études, etc.)

Chapitre de rapport annuel vigie

Entreprises, travail - Institutions

Chapitre 4 du rapport Vigie 2008 : Les différentiels de coûts de main-d’oeuvre

Le coût total de main-d’œuvre ou coût salarial comprend plusieurs choses : le salaire brut, les charges sociales, les primes et autres avantages. Selon la théorie du commerce international, les échanges de biens et de services, de même que les mouvements de capitaux et la mobilité de la main-d’œuvre, devraient contribuer à égaliser les prix entre les pays, y compris en ce qui concerne le prix de la main-d’œuvre, c’est-à-dire les salaires. Avec la mondialisation, on pourrait ...

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Bibliography

Entreprises, travail

« Retour sur un exercice de prospective : réflexions pour 1985 »

Le rapport Réflexions pour 1985, publié en 1964, constitue une étape importante de la prospective publique française. Deux anciens membres du Commissariat général au Plan sont revenus sur l'histoire de ce document, son contenu, ses hypothèses, avant d'en dégager les points forts et les points faibles et les principales leçons pour la prospective d'aujourd'hui. Le Groupe 1985, présidé par Pierre Guillaumat, comptait, entre autres membres, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Jean Fourastié et Eugène Claudius Petit. Le rapport ...

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Bibliography

Entreprises, travail - Recherche, sciences, techniques

Le Rôle des think-tanks dans la définition de la politique scientifique et technologique aux États-Unis

Alors que les think-tanks ont fait l'objet d'un certain nombre d'études ces dernières années, peu d'attention a été accordée jusqu'ici au rôle majeur que ces organisations jouent dans la définition de la politique scientifique et technologique américaine. La présente étude se propose de déterminer les caractéristiques, le rôle et les canaux d'influence de ces organisations dans le domaine des sciences et de la technologie. Si certains think-tanks se consacrent clairement aux questions scientifiques et ...

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Bibliography

Entreprises, travail - Territoires, réseaux

« Ma collectivité en 2030 »

Dans le cadre des Rencontres de l'innovation publique, organisées à Nantes en septembre 2008, l'équipe de la 27e Région, un « laboratoire des nouvelles politiques publiques à l'âge numérique », a imaginé à quoi pourrait ressembler une petite commune (5 000 à 10 000 habitants) en 2030. Cet exercice, qui s'est appuyé sur divers travaux de prospective territoriale, s'intéresse à l'évolution de la commune à l'ère du numérique : la solidarité et les réseaux sociaux de ...

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Note de veille

Économie, emploi - Entreprises, travail

Évolution des salaires en France : progression ou stagnation ?

Un nouvel indicateur créé par l'INSEE permet de mieux mesurer l'évolution des salaires, en prenant en compte le temps de travail.

Futurs d'antan

Entreprises, travail - Géopolitique - Société, modes de vie

The West and the World (1959) - Futures of Yesteryear

Following on from the special issue of Futuribles devoted to "Dialogue or Clashes of Culture" published last July, we reprint here extracts from the third number of the journal Prospective, entitled "Relations between the West and the rest of the world". In it, the authors (Gaston Berger, Jean Darcet and Marcel Demonque) analyse the difficulties raised by the aid offered (sometimes imposed) by the West to so-called "underdeveloped countries" (for example, financial or technical assistance), and the actual or inherent risks to the populations of these countries who, viewing this aid as a sign of criticism of their cultures, began to oppose the West. The authors stress the importance of human values and beliefs in relations between civilizations, and conclude by discussing the distinction between civilizations and cultures: the former defined as relating to universal values, the latter to more personal - and therefore inevitably more varied - values.

Revue

Entreprises, travail

How to Think the Unpredictable? On Nassim Nicholas Taleb's The Black Swan

In this article Charles du Granrut reviews Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Spring 2007 best-seller The Black Swan (New York: Random House, 2007). In that work Taleb, a mathematician specializing in randomness, studies the influence of unpredictable and highly improbable events that may have wide-ranging consequences, particularly in the world of finance.
After presenting the "Extremistan" environment (unstable and very difficult to predict) to which finance, among other things, belongs, Charles du Granrut highlights two of the important contentions of this work: the futility of forecasting and the need to act sceptically and cautiously in financial matters. Though Taleb does not deal with this matter, du Granrut also draws attention to the affinity between the concept of the "black swan" and risk and disaster analysis in the military and environmental fields.
Charles du Granrut concludes that, though Taleb's arguments do indeed raise important questions with regard to our ability to predict, by pushing those questions to extremes, they could lead to immobilism, since if, as he argues, unpredictability is the only certainty, it may be preferable to do nothing (the all-out precautionary principle).

Futurs d'antan

Entreprises, travail

On Some Metamorphoses of the 20th Century (1965-66) - Futures of Yesteryear

To mark the centenary, in 2007, of the birth if the famous economist Jean Fourastié, Futuribles is joining with the Comité Jean Fourastié to publish in this issue some extracts from his writings dating back to 1965 and 1966. Written when he was at the height of his powers, these texts illustrate both the main pillars of his thinking - especially on economic and social topics - and the link that he always tried to maintain between personal ethics, social morals and scientific knowledge. We have chosen them partly because they are a synthesis that Jean Fourastié made of his own work and partly because they clearly reflect his ability to project into the future the trends revealed by human history and changing ideas. An example of this is his statement of what he saw as a major change in the 20th century: the shift away from people's lives being dominated by economic forces (in particular time spent at work) in favour of leisure and individual activities.

Bibliography

Entreprises, travail - Territoires, réseaux

Jeux de simulation et représentation cartographique. Méthodologie de prospective

Jean-Philippe Antoni, géographe et informaticien, a mis au point un logiciel permettant de visualiser les implications d'une dynamique urbaine sur l'espace urbain. Que se passerait-il si, à partir de la connaissance des situations antérieures, on prolongeait les tendances sur le plan de la consommation de l'espace ? On peut alors " lire " sur une carte les évolutions de l'occupation du sol, et les risques qui résulteraient d'un laxisme urbanistique à 2010, 2020, comme si cette situation allait ...

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Analyse prospective

Entreprises, travail

Low cost ou redécouverte des fondamentaux ?

Des compagnies aériennes à la téléphonie en passant par la Logan, le low cost se propage. Au-delà des slogans marketing, le phénomène peut aboutir à une paupérisation de l'offre, ou au contraire à remettre en cause les pratiques dominantes de conception de produits et services. Il incite a redécouvrir les principes fondamentaux de la réussite durable en revalorisant analyse fonctionnelle, analyse de la valeur, relation client.

Note de veille

Entreprises, travail - Santé

Concurrence internationale forte sur les métiers de la santé

Dans l'édition 2007 de ses Perspectives des migrations internationales, l'OCDE a choisi de consacrer toute une partie du rapport au phénomène des migrations des personnels de santé. Le secteur de la santé y apparaît symptomatique de l'émergence d'un marché mondial du travail et des compétences. Un marché révélateur de lourdes carences dans la gestion anticipée des ressources humaines dans les pays de l'OCDE, et porteur d'enjeux majeurs comme celui de la qualité des systèmes ...

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Revue

Entreprises, travail - Population

Women's Input in the Future. Women as Sources of Change and Innovation

The arrival of women in visible and high-level decision-making positions provokes contradictory reactions, veering between hope and distrust. Annie Batlle does not address the question of women's access to power in terms of equality or fairness but rather looks at what difference the growing presence of women in economic, political and social affairs will make. Do they behave in the same ways as their male colleagues? Are they as efficient? Are they innovative?
The author takes a variety of previous studies and the (abundant) recent literature on the place of women as the basis for her analysis of the patterns of behaviour among women that she has worked with or interviewed, the accounts given by men and women, the research and available data. In her view, most women turn out to be a force for change: not because they are biologically different but because they have, willingly or unwillingly, lived in different worlds, coped with different responsibilities, had different experiences, undergone different conditioning and developed a different culture to men.
It is true that women are not a homogeneous group: they differ depending on their background, milieu, character and generation. But while they are obviously as intelligent and ambitious as men, and able to acquire the same skills, women nowadays have priorities and expectations that are often quite unlike those of their male counterparts. According to Annie Batlle, it is not the mere presence of more women in power but the combination of different approaches that might liven up the male model, which has admittedly had its plus sides but which has also had its day.

Revue

Éducation - Entreprises, travail - Géopolitique - Recherche, sciences, techniques

Higher Education in Europe. Recent Developments and Future Perspectives

In this article, as the French government sets out to undertake a major reform of the country's higher education system, Barbara Kehm highlights current trends in Europe in this field.
The author starts by describing the "Bologna process", which launched a new system of qualifications and a series of major reforms of higher education programmes in more than 40 European countries. She then shows how this process (started in 1999) has been combined with the Lisbon strategy (2000) with the aim of establishing by 2010 a Europe-wide system of higher education linked to plans for research and innovation.
Barbara Kehm also examines how the role of the state in the management of higher education is changing in Europe. She discusses the new forms of governance that have developed against the background of the system's problems of both funding and legitimacy, resulting in growing moves towards greater autonomy for individual institutions and more vocationally oriented courses.
Finally, Barbara Kehm looks at three key issues for European higher education: more diverse sources of funding (in order above all to cope with increased numbers of students), research and improvements in quality (via better evaluation and accreditation), and internationalization (involving both co-operation and competition). She concludes her analysis by setting out the main trends in this field for the next 10 years.

Chapitre Entreprises, travail

Ce chapitre est extrait du Rapport Vigie 2016 de Futuribles International, qui propose un panorama structuré des connaissances et des incertitudes des experts que l'association a mobilisés pour explorer les évolutions des 15 à 35 prochaines années sur 11 thématiques.