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Is Remote Working Shaping the Future of Work?
Is Remote Working Shaping the Future of Work?
This book intends to raise the question of remote working beyond the pandemic episode and what it teaches us.
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Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism – Friend or foe of European industry?
Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism – Friend or foe of European industry?
In this working paper, La Fabrique examines the different scenarios of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) foreseen by the European Commission and their possible consequences on manufacturing sectors.
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icon Industrie du futur
Beyond liberated companies. An investigation into autonomy and its constraints
Beyond liberated companies. An investigation into autonomy and its constraints
This note presents the results of a study devised to improve our understanding of the different practices that aim to encourage employees to be more autonomous in professional communities.
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In search of the intangible: understanding the investments of French industry
In search of the intangible: understanding the investments of French industry
French manufacturing companies’ rate of investment in intangible assets is higher than that of their European partners, yet with no significant impact on competitiveness and productivity. In this document, we set out the reasons for the difference. ...
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The surprising disparity between industrial areas
The surprising disparity between industrial areas
This note therefore studies the mainsprings of performance in the French provinces, in particular the most industrial ones, over the post-crisis period from 2009 to 2015.
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Is France at risk from protectionism?
Is France at risk from protectionism?
This note analyses how France is exposed to the risk of protectionism by examining how our industrial companies integrate into global value chains.
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Organization and Skills in the Factory of the Future
Organization and Skills in the Factory of the Future
The objective of this note is to identify emerging practices to organize work and manage skills in factories that have successfully modernized their production system.
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Business growth drivers for SMEs: build-ups and alliances
Business growth drivers for SMEs: build-ups and alliances
Produced in partnership with the Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry (Cetim), this is the third note by La Fabrique de l’Industrie on the growth of manufacturing SMEs and mid-sized companies.
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Do French companies make efficient investments?
Do French companies make efficient investments?
To attempt to answer these questions, this note looks at the aggregated behaviour of investment by French companies from 1995 to 2016, and compares it with that of their European counterparts in Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and the...
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icon Economie, histoire de l’industrie
Social Representations of Work Caught Up in a Storm
Social Representations of Work Caught Up in a Storm
The crisis impacting work and education is also about words: manual labour vs intellectual work, technical knowledge vs general knowledge, vocational training vs general training, blue-collar worker vs white-collar worker: all of these words...
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Voyage into Italy’s industry of the future
Voyage into Italy’s industry of the future
This publication is the result of a journey to visit a sample of Italian companies, starting in 2014 and ending in spring 2016.
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Parcours de travailleurs dans une économie mondialisée
Parcours de travailleurs dans une économie mondialisée
Contrary to popular belief, the rate of redundancy in the manufacturing sector, which is highly exposed to international competition, is lower than in tradable services and, in particular, than in the non-tradable sector.
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icon Dialogue social dans l’industrie
Transnational company agreements. Should firms self-regulate on social matters?
Transnational company agreements. Should firms self-regulate on social matters?
This study is a concise, simplified adaptation of a PhD thesis on social law defended by Mathilde Frapart at the University of Strasbourg in September 2016, and entitled “La protection négociée des droits sociaux fondamentaux des travailleurs...
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Does foreign investment drive reindustrialisation in the United Kingdom?
Does foreign investment drive reindustrialisation in the United Kingdom?
For decades, the United Kingdom has made attracting foreign companies a key aspect of its industrial policy. The country’s public authorities were convinced from an early stage that the penetration of foreign capital would have a positive impact on...
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The industry of the future: Technical progress? Social progress? A Franco-German approach
The industry of the future: Technical progress? Social progress? A Franco-German approach
This note is the synthesis of a series of meetings we did in 2016 and 2017 organized by the Jean Jaurès Foundation, the Friedrich- Ebert Foundation and La Fabrique de l’industrie.
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Portraits of workers: understanding the quality of work life
Portraits of workers: understanding the quality of work life
Consensus is growing that business performance can be increased by improving employees’ quality of work life (QWL) through granting them greater autonomy in their work (Bourdu, Péretié and Richer, 2016a). However, this management assumption still...
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Rebounding and reinventing: the resilience of mid-market companies
Rebounding and reinventing: the resilience of mid-market companies
This Note takes the work further and looks at the resilience of these companies, in other words their capacity to stand up to a crisis, sometimes even using it as a springboard to bounce back stronger.
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Executive summary Dynamics of tradable and non-tradable employment in France
Executive summary Dynamics of tradable and non-tradable employment in France
This note therefore compares jobs exposed to international (tradable jobs) competition with those not exposed to it (non-tradable jobs), both of which types are found in industry and services.
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icon Emploi et compétences
Quality of working life : a source of competitive advantage.
Quality of working life : a source of competitive advantage.
Psychosocial risks, work-related stress, occupational health, quality of working life (QWL), wellbeing and happiness at work. Studies of life at work employ a strikingly wide range of terms (covering a variety of visions), whether in companies,...
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The industry of the future: global competition
The industry of the future: global competition
Industrial processes, value chains and business models are about to undergo a profound transformation, mostly due to the integration of digital technologies.
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