Policies and Practices in the Prevention of Crisis: Normative, Ethical and Regulated Analysis Applied to the Field of Energy 

The complex world of today is facing different evolutions in a variety of fields, whether it’s politics, economics or industrial, all this, on a global scale. The commercial exchanges and the different stakes that the society has to cope with today aren’t local anymore, but global and they redefine our relations and our lives. This context requires of the organizational players, like managers or engineers, heavier responsibilities towards the environment, the population and society. Unfortunately, the decisions made by those people and their practices, can sometimes cause crisis with catastrophic consequences. The current global financial crisis of today or the Charbonneau Commission shows that those crises can evolve in places where the practices are very well controlled and monitored. Which brings us to the following question: How are the ethical and individual bases suppositions affecting the performance of monitoring tools in organizational practices? My project is therefore composed of the study of current dynamic studies between ethical and individual bases suppositions and the practices, polities and tools used in the prevention of crisis. The practices studied or those of corporative social responsibility of an international level and the sustainable development like the GRI, the Global Compact principles or the ISO 26000 norm. Finally, the energy industry being one of the biggest global economics player, multiple case studies in the petroleum and nuclear sector will be included in my project.

PhD Research under the supervision of Yoann Guntzburger