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La recherche en finance d’entreprise:quel positionnement méthodologique ?

  • Gérard Charreaux

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    (Université de Bourgogne)

(VF)Après avoir effectué, dans une première partie, un état des lieux permettant de préciser notamment la nature des questions que se posent les chercheurs en finance d’entreprise et les méthodes qu’ils emploient, la seconde partie est consacrée au positionnement de la recherche en finance d’entreprise et gouvernance sur le plan méthodologique. L’analyse fait ressortir tant l’importance de la modélisation sous ses différentes formes, qu’elle se rattache à la tradition de l’économie néoclassique ou à celle de l’économie néo-institutionnelle, que des travaux empiriques s’inscrivant dans le prolongement de cette modélisation. Sur le plan épistémologique, la recherche en finance d’entreprise semble se rattacher davantage à la tradition Millienne plutôt qu’à l’instrumentalisme ou à l’infirmationnisme.(VA)After examining, in a first section, the nature of the questions raised by researchers in corporate finance and of the methods they use, the second section is devoted to the methodological positioning of research in corporate finance and governance. The analysis emphasizes both the importance of modelling in its various forms, related to the traditions of neo-classical or neo-institutional economics, and of the empirical work associated with the models. On the epistemological level, research in corporate finance and governance seems to be attached to the Millian tradition rather than to instrumentalism or refutationism.

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Volume (Year): 11 (2008)
Issue (Month): Special (June)
Pages: 237-290

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