The 2nd International Conference on
Socio-Economic Approach to Management

at the

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, USA,

April 30 – May 1, 2014

Click here for conference details and to register.

SEAM International Institute is a collaboration between the University of St. Thomas and the Institute of Socio-Economic Organizations Research (ISEOR), of Lyon, France. The SEAM International Institute was established in 2013 to promote the concepts and values about organizations that are at the core of the SEAM philosophy, to foster the use of SEAM in organizations of all kinds in North America, and to educate consultants and leaders in the Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM).

SEAM is based on the awareness that many organizations base their businesses on old beliefs about management that lead to inefficient and dehumanizing practices, which damage individuals, organizations and society. These beliefs lead to organizational dysfunctions, which in turn lead to hidden costs that are not measured by traditional accounting. The false beliefs about management can be transformed so that individuals and organizations are healthier and more productive, benefitting employees, owners, leaders and stakeholders. Research in over 1300 organizations has shown that the results of a SEAM intervention reduce hidden costs, increase the development of human potential, and are sustainable.


Human potential fundamental nature and scope of SEAM theory | Henri Savall, Véronique Zardet & Michel Péron

SEAM values, beliefs and conceptualization of costs | Susan Quint

SEAM sustainability in companies and organizations: 35 case studies | Gérard Desmaison

Case study on the SEAM Outcomes at the Bloomington Transportation Department | Tom Oestreich, John Conbere & Alla Heorhiadi

Implementation of SEAM model to seek economic resources: A Belgian case of Human Resource Solutions Group, listed on the NYSE | Frantz Datry & Amandine Savall

SEAM in three hospitals in Lebanon | Patrick Tabchoury

An example of a laboratory in the field of management intervention-research: the ISEOR research center | Michel Péron & Marc Bonnet

Using SEAM to analyze faith and futuring™ within an organization | Debra Hockenberry

Improvements from intraorganizational synchronization to interorganizational monitoring of stakeholders – Intervention-research in a Store Layout Consulting and Engineering Company | Thibault Ruat 

An American understanding of the TFW Virus | John Conbere, Alla Heorhiadi & Vincent Cristallini

Looking for Evidence of the TFW Virus: A case study | Chato Hazelbaker

Strengthening the SEAM community in North America: A case study in group dynamics | Eric Sanders & Lachlan Whatley

Enhancing organizational agility through socio-economic management consulting: A case study | Marc Bonnet, Véronique Zardet & Christopher Worley

Socio-cconomic management consulting in America: A diffusion of innovation study | Y.C. Mark Hillon & C. Bunch

Case study: What is needed for SEAM to work in Ukraine? | Sergiy Ivakhnenkov, John Conbere & Alla Heorhiadi

The convergence of Lean Six Sigma and SEAM to maximize performance in organizations | Leslie L. McKnight

Rethinking Lean: Combining Lean and SEAM for improved profitability and the support of cultures of continuous improvement in organizations | Alanna Kennedy

Management control practices in foreign subsidiaries of a family MNC: Socio-economic intervention-research findings | Amandine Savall & Laurent Cappelletti

Is intervention-research a research methodology or scientific-based consulting? | Henri Savall & Véronique Zardet

SEAM: A systemic approach to transform organizational systems | Vincent Cristallini, John Conbere & Alla Heorhiadi

SEAM and value added | Alanna Kennedy