Clips and Clicks, Setting up in China and Japan

 02/17/2011

 7pm-9pm
 Room Segalen, 25/F, Admiralty Centre, Tower 2, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

by Bernard Ganne, sociologist and research film maker

Reservation & Contact: Paul Chauvet
promotio@cefc.com.hk / tel: 28766912

Film Screening:

6.30pm On the steps of a French family company, subcontracting in the car industry in Asia (language: French with subtitles in English)
About the movie: 60’ to observe a firm adjusting to its evolving context, innovating, entering alliances, and developing into a global network. Observed and filmed during several years since the beginning of 2000s of the inner workings of the company, the setting up of this medium-sized firm in Japan and China. Agreements and disagreements, problems in the car industry, misunderstandings, the shock of cultures and of ways of thinking and of management. A hard path but finally, a very positive outcome through the construction of alliances and of a global network (the firm is to-day second in the world as car supplier for fasteners and quick connectors).

Post-Screening Discussion

Bernard GANNE, sociologist and research film maker, is an Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), at the University of LYON 2. He is a sociologist of industry and industrial activities. For 30 years, he has studied the transformations of industrial firms and local industrial systems, firstly in Europe, and for the last ten years in Asia (China, Vietnam, Japan). He is a well renowned specialist in the development of industrial clusters.
Bernard GANNE is also well known for using film as a research tool. Working together with Jean Paul Penard, he has made more than 15 research documentary films about the development of firms and industries. The last 3 films were made on firms or local industrial systems in Japan, China, and Vietnam. Several of these documentaries have won awards in scientific film festivals.

ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME!

The Post-Screening Discussion will be conducted in English.
Jean-François Huchet, Director of the CEFC, will chair the session.
Snacks and drinks will be served after the seminar.
Please confirm your attendance.

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