Lagardère SCA is a French media and high-technology company. The Company, headquartered in Paris, operates through two business segments: Lagardère Media, which constitutes the core of its activities, and the high-technology division, EADS, in which it holds a 14.98% share. Lagardère Media is a provider of news as well as cultural and communication products in France and abroad. Its main activities comprise book publishing, distribution, and audiovisual production and distribution. EADS is a global supplier of aeronautics and defense aircraft's. It operates through its five divisions: Airbus, Military Transport Aircraft, Defense and Security Systems, Eurocopter and Space. This report is a summary of the commercial strategy and managerial policies of Lagardère group, created with the help of press articles. Four points will be examined: Human resources management, the Financial management, CSR and the corporate strategy and forecast. The main characteristic in the way Lagardère manages their human resources, is decentralization. More specific they emphasize entrepreneurial freedom and the delegation of responsibilities. The group offers a variety of jobs so that means they have to respect the specific characteristics of each and accept a diverse range of approaches, especially when it comes to talent-management. On the other hand all their practices are based on the same three values: creativity, boldness and independence.
[...] Lagardere Active Media, which constitutes the core of the activities of Lagardere SCA, is the world's biggest magazine publisher and the largest foreign radio group in Russia. It owns titles such as Elle and Paris Match, Sunday paper Le Journal du Dimanche as well as mobile ring tones and text-messaging businesses, the mainstream Europe 1 radio in France and popular Yevropa Plus radio stations in Russia. Over the past year, the unit has merged its magazine, Internet and radio activities and closed down unprofitable publications to boost margins and rekindle growth. [...]
[...] The enterprise strives to promote internal mobility which favours the spread and assimilation of Lagardère's core values such as respect for other people, team spirit, loyalty and independence. However, the specific nature of the different divisions, their business activity and dispersed geographic location do not facilitate internal mobility. On the other hand it must be said that the Lagardère Group advertises numerous job offers on the Group's Intranet, providing employees with many possibilities for internal mobility. In 2005, the rate of internal mobility at Lagardère Media was worldwide and 16% for France alone. [...]
[...] The purchase follows a bidding process that included a sports management firm owned by businessman Robert Louis-Dreyfus and French industrialist Bernard Arnault. Sportfive's chief shareholders are Luxembourg-based Advent, Goldman Sachs and French media group RTL. The acquisition is subject to market regulator approval. Lagardere shares were trading down 1.4 percent at euro 55.70 71.15 ) Monday after the news. Annexe IV: Publishers see men ditching mags for Web Extracted of Press article on Reuter Posted 15 November 2007 By Gavin Haycock (Editing by Matthew Tostevin) Publishers see men ditching mags for Web BARCELONA (Reuters) - Leading European publishers are coming to terms with what teenage boys and men have known for years the Web beats magazines in grabbing their eyeballs. [...]
[...] Nevertheless as shown before this is a healthy situation since they can pay their current liabilities with the current assets and the non current-liabilities can be paid with the non current assets in case of liquidation. Cash flow after taxes / non-current liabilities = 1108/ 7015 = 0,158 Interpretation: To what extent can the company pay its non current liabilities with their cash flow? This ratio is a positive result since the company is able to pay its long term debt within 7 years. [...]
[...] University of Montesquieu Bordeaux IV International Trade and Business Management February 2008 summary of annexes ANNEXE I Lagardere's mains features ANNEXE II LABOUR, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATIONS BUSINESS ETHICS ANNEXE IIi lagardere buys sports marketing agency ANNEXE Iv Publishers see men ditching mags for Web ANNEXE V Lagardere Active upbeat, seeks acquisitiOnS ANNEXE Vi Moves and changes: Lagardère Annexe lagardere's mains features Extracted from the following web site: http://www.lagardere.com/289i/group/profile.html Profile Operating in more than forty countries, Lagardère is a French group and a world leader in two sectors - the media and advanced technology. [...]
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