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La théorie positive de l'agence : positionnement et apports

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  • Gérard Charreaux

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[fre] Souvent confondue avec la théorie des coûts de transaction ou avec la théorie principal-agent, la théorie positive de l'agence possède un statut original, dû notamment à l'importance attribuée au lien entre l'efficience et l'utilisation optimale de la connaissance spécifique. L'article poursuit trois objectifs. Premièrement, il rappelle les composantes centrales de la théorie. Deuxièmement, il vise à en rectifier la lecture habituelle. Troisièmement, il cherche à montrer la diversité des questions traitées au sein des sciences de gestion. [eng] Frequently confused with the transaction cost theory or the principal-agent theory, the positive agency theory actually owns an original status. This status is mainly due to the importance granted to the link between efficiency and the optimal use of specific knowledge. This article aims at three goals. Firstly, it reminds the main constituents of the theory. Secondly, it tries to rectify the usual presentation of the theory. Thirdly, it shows the diversity of the considered problems in the management science field.

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Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue d'économie industrielle.

Volume (Year): 92 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 193-214

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Handle: RePEc:prs:recind:rei_0154-3229_2000_num_92_1_1046

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  1. Philippe Desbrières, 2002. "Les actionnaires salariés," Working Papers CREGO 1021101, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.
  2. Céline Chatelin, 2003. "Stakeholder Governance and Organizational Performance: Lessons from past privatizations;Gouvernance partenariale et performance organisationnelle:les enseignements des privatisations passées," Working Papers CREGO 1030102, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.
  3. Gérard Charreaux, 2004. "Michael Jensen-la théorie positive de l’agence et ses applications à l’architecture et à la gouvernance des organisations," Working Papers CREGO 1041203, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.
  4. Céline Chatelin, 2003. "Privatization and Stakeholder Governance:Theoretical and Methodological issues;Privatisation et gouvernance partenariale enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques," Working Papers CREGO 1030101, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.
  5. Nicolas Antheaume & Lionel Honore, 2002. "Gouvernement D'Entreprise Et Pme Quel Partage Entre Actionnaires Et Dirigeants," Post-Print halshs-00584430, HAL.
  6. Gérard Charreaux, 2000. "L'approche économico-financière de l'investissement: une vision critique," Working Papers CREGO 1000501, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.

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