Jacques Rojot (1941 – 2020)
Piangiamo la scomparsa del professor Jacques Rojot, importante studioso e caro amico, componente del Comitato Scientifico della Fondazione Marco Biagi fin dalla sua istituzione.
Pubblichiamo il ricordo del Professore scritto dal collega e amico Manfred Weiss, professore nell’Università J.W. di Goethe di Francoforte sul Meno, Germania.
Jacques Rojot passed away on 16 April 2020 at the age of 78.
He belonged to the group of international scholars who closely collaborated with Marco Biagi. He not only participated in the seminars organized by Marco first in Bologna and later on in Modena, but also regularly attended the annual conferences in commemoration of Marco. He was a close friend and active supporter of the Marco Biagi Foundation.
Jacques Rojot was a distinguished expert in labour law, organization theory, industrial relations and human resources, highly respected by the international scholarly community. He held professorships first at the University of Rennes, then at the University Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris and finally until his retirement at the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. He also served as visiting Professor in many European and American universities, as well as in universities in francophone countries in Asia, the Near East and Africa.
In addition, he was consultant for the OECD and the European Union, advisor to the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and President of the French Society of University Professors of Management.
He was not only the author of many publications (some 15 books and more than 150 articles) in the various fields of his expertise, but also the founder and editor-in-chief of the prestigious Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines.
These few indications of his outstanding career and expertise, however, do not reveal the most important part: he was an admirable human being and a very reliable friend. It was a great privilege to be a close colleague of his and to collaborate with him. The international scholarly community, his many friends and all the team of the Marco Biagi Foundation will miss him and have fond memories of him. We extend our sincere condolences to his widow, Evelyne.