2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
Management control in Germany developed gradually. In the beginning we find on one hand a concern with security issues and on the other hand four main methods of management control: transfer prices, budgeting, ratio analysis (or - in modern words - key performance measures) and bench- marking. After the end of World War II Allied troops occupied Germany. Within the German firms and in the academic community developed a growing interest in American business experiences. The universities introduced Cybernetics, Operations Research and other fields and the business practice discovered the controller. In the nineteen-seventies controllership was introduced into business education. The field was named "Controlling" and the first textbooks for university education were published. From the nineteen- eighties on, a growing number of universities introduced "Controlling" and founded new chairs in this field. In search for a theoretical foundation of the field, the coordination concept of "Controlling" was elaborated. It serves in Germany up to now as the most common understanding of Management Control. In the nineteen-nineties we find a growing interest in the Anglo-American and French literature on Management Control. Based on this reception new concepts were formed. This evolution of academic insights culminated in 2002 in a conference where leading professors for Management Control discussed the different concepts