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Contribution à la compréhension du phénomène Génération Y en entreprise : étude exploratoire du processus de socialisation organisationnelle des jeunes diplômés inscrits dans un graduate programme

Abstract : In management, the research on the Generation Y’s behaviors at work is criticized. Yet the questions of cohabitation and generational renewal are the subject of numerous writings in the press. If the search for a Y identity as a circumscribed entity seems unsuccessful, the study of the organizational socialization of a cohort based on organizational input at a similar age seems relevant to understand the meaning of the phenomenon. Moreover, in a context of attraction and retention of the best young graduates with potential, big corporations progressively design graduate programs. The qualitative longitudinal study carried out within the TRANSLOG company combines several research methods, enabling the enrichment of the academic literature at two levels. At the individual level, the analysis of 60 longitudinal interviews with 17 trainees revealed the process of socialization of these graduates over 24 months in various role transitions. At the organizational level, the organizational practices and tactics of socialization implemented by the company and the socializing agents are exposed, as well as the strengths and dysfunctions of the practices used. A reading of the “Generation Y” phenomenon is proposed. Our results show that the organizational cohort (in the company) and the societal cohort (inside and outside the company) are two complementary views focused on generational identity, which have to be read in a dual way in order to grasp its mechanisms. Managerial and organizational recommendations are suggested for TRANSLOG and for organizations with similar issues.
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Aurélie Kleber. Contribution à la compréhension du phénomène Génération Y en entreprise : étude exploratoire du processus de socialisation organisationnelle des jeunes diplômés inscrits dans un graduate programme. Gestion et management. Université de Lorraine, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017LORR0206⟩. ⟨tel-01764003⟩

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