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Patriotic and Professional Jurisdictions: Disclosures and Silences in a French Aeronautic PlantMichel AntebyHarvard Business School

an erroneous retirement speech henry h started as a draftsman
An Erroneous Retirement Speech“Henry H. started as a draftsman…”
  • “He never really was hired as a draftsman… it was more like a bilingual engineer! The story of my husband’s past is a tumultuous one that he always hid. My husband was taken by the Germans when he was eighteen [and] sent to the F. Aeronautic Engineering School near Berlin. He graduated as one of its youngest engineers. He spent the four years of German occupation [of France] in Germany… and worked on the turbojet engine in Germany. After that, the [French] Commander S. hired young bilingual French citizens to work [in France]. My husband took the job, but he always hid his pedigree; he never, ever spoke about it.”
setting periods and data sources
Setting, Periods, and Data Sources
  • Research Setting
    • Snecma’s Villaroche aeronautic plant (France)
    • Airplane engines for the military and civilian markets
  • Periods of study
    • 1945-1960: Input of German engineers (H. Oestrich)
    • 1970-2000: Increasing collaboration with GE
  • Data sources:
    • Corporate and union documents
    • Historical accounts
    • Plant level (Villaroche) internal bulletins
    • Company-wide level (Snecma) internal bulletins
continuous references to the patriotic duties of snecma villaroche
Continuous References to thePatriotic Duties of Snecma/Villaroche
  • “The patriotic consciousness necessitates a complete reorganization of the company.”
    • General De Gaulle (1945)
  • Warnings of the “nefarious agreement” with the Americans and of becoming a “subcontractor to GE”
    • Union document (1960 and 1973)
  • “The continued existence of Snecma depends… on its capabilities to tune and develop a complete engine”
    • Snecma bulletin (1979)
  • “Repositioning France in the arena of aeronautic engines” is a sign of Snecma’s success
    • Snecma in-house “historian” (1986)
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First Patriotic Strain (1946-1960)Herman Oestrich and the “O Group”Source: http://www.parisairshow-2003.com/fr/h_group1939_1.php (cited May, 1, 2006)

making sense of the german past mixing patriotic and professional claims
Making Sense of the German PastMixing Patriotic and Professional Claims
  • The collaboration was engaged “at the request and with the help” of the French government Snecma bulletin (1975)
  • The development of jet engines: The history is dedicated to four pioneers, including Oestrich who “opted for the French citizenship” Snecma in-house “historian” (1996)
  • The 50 years of Snecma: “My colleagues and I are clearly emotionally involved with France; for proof half of us stayed in this country [France]. The others, including myself, always are happy to come back here.” Closest German aid to H. Oestrich at Villaroche (1996)
  • Past Successes: “Since fifty years all the plane engines that contributed and still continue to contribute to the fame of Snecma were born at Villaroche” Villaroche Director (1999)
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Second Patriotic Strain (1970-2000)An Increased Reliance by Snecma on GESource:http://www.safran-group.com/IMG/jpg/IE9S9942.jpg (cited May, 1, 2006)

making sense of the ge involvement contemporary patriotic dexterity
Making Sense of the GE InvolvementContemporary Patriotic Dexterity
  • Justifying the linkages by necessity and government orders
    • The collaboration is “nowadays necessary to launch new products” Snecma Informations (1972)
    • It is “requested and supported by the French government” Snecma Bulletin (1979)
  • Recalibrating the patriotic duty to the military market
    • “To ensure, independently the equipment of the French air force, but on the civilian market “to compete in collaboration and in close intelligence with our GE friends” Snecma Information (1981)
  • Silence by omission: Limited references to GE in publicly available plant bulletins (5 years in 1990s)
      • 8 pages on GE out of 324 (1990-1992 and 1999-2000)
unanswered questions
Unanswered questions…
  • Implications for professional jurisdictions
    • Using national boundaries as marker
      • Is an Indian software engineer in Bombay more or less professional versus one in America?
    • Heightens gains and losses to the profession
  • Implications for organizations
    • History as constraining and enabling meaning
    • Patriotic dexterity as an organizational competency?
snecma internal bulletins details of the coding procedure
Snecma Internal BulletinsDetails of the Coding Procedure
  • Company wide bulletins ( “Snecma Information”)
    • Describing Snecma’s industrial activity, new projects, company developments, as well as practical internal information for employees
    • 309 bulletins (totaling 5,614 pages) dated 1953 to 1999
  • Methodology
    • Inductive category building (initially by random sampling)
    • Two independent coders (inter-coder reliability of 86%)
    • Categories used:
      • [1] internal (62.33 %): promotions, benefits, etc.
      • [2] industry overviews and air shows (10.78 %)
      • [3] GE related activities (5.36%): CFM56, CF6, GE36, GE90 engines
      • [4] Non GE related activities (18.67%): military (7.26% ), Concorde (2.21%), space (1.94%), nuclear (0.75%), other activities (6.51%)
      • [5] new technologies (2.86%): not assigned to a specific engine