This volume addresses key issues in organizational behavior and human resource management in a variety of European organizations. Covering select case-studies that are longer and richer than is typical, Organizational Behavior and Change in Europe captures the realistic breadth and complexity that exists in organizations that are changing, developing, and internationalizing at a rapid pace. This thorough approach allows the reader to locate organizational behavior or human research management themes in the context of the broader market and other issues facing the organizations concerned, as well as facilitating teaching and learning in a variety of ways, using a variety of theoretical frameworks. The cases discussed reflect sensitivity to the impact of different cultures on problems, and illustrate likely approaches and solutions to them. Topics covered include managing growth and “Europeanization”; managing decline and crisis; transforming cultures; and organizational design, leadership, autonomy, and control. This stimulating case-study volume addresses key issues in organizational behavior, organizational change, and human resource management in a range of European organizations, including international companies based in Europe.
Crédit Lyonnais: The Internationalization of a French Bank
This study of Crédit Lyonnais, one of the world's largest banks, examines the organization and human resource management strategies thought necessary to survive the rapid market changes in European banking. Crédit Lyonnais provides a particularly good example of a large bank which is determined to succeed through growth in products and extensions into new markets. Realizing early that its product and market strategies required an equally strong and defined human resource strategy, it set out to define the changes it needed and to develop programmes and policies to achieve its goals. The Crédit Lyonnais Group grew very rapidly during the late 1980s and early 1990s, principally by the ...