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La performance judiciaire de la firme:une étude exploratoire du succès des entreprises devant le conseil des prud'hommes


  • Marc Fréchet

    () (IAE de Toulouse, CRM-CNRS)

  • Laurent Bertriandas

    (IAE de Toulouse, CRM-CNRS)


(VF)Cet article s'intéresse à la dimension juridique du management. Nous développons un ensemble d'hypothèses pour expliquer le succès judiciaire des firmes qui sont parties à un contentieux prud'homal. Nos résultats indiquent qu'une collaboration plus étroite entre l'entreprise et son avocat au moment du procès diminue les dommages-intérêts auxquels est condamnée l'entreprise. Cette collaboration est d'autant plus importante que l'affaire jugée est spécifique. En revanche, nous trouvons que la présence d'un service juridique dans l'entreprise n'a d'influence ni positive ni négative sur le succès judiciaire de la firme.(VA)The literature has paid limited attention to the legal dimension of management. We address this gap by investigating litigation success of firms in French labor courts. We hold that a firm's and its ad hoc lawyer's knowledge integration is crucial to litigation success. We find that the closeness of collaboration between the firm and its lawyer, which helps to integrate knowledge, predicts litigation success. The closeness of collaboration is even more important for specific cases. However, we find that having a legal department does not improve litigation success.

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  • Marc Fréchet & Laurent Bertriandas, 2011. "La performance judiciaire de la firme:une étude exploratoire du succès des entreprises devant le conseil des prud'hommes," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 14(1), pages 131-158., March.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:14:y:2011:i:q1:p:131-158.

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    performance judiciaire; contentieux; conseil des prud'hommes; knowledge-based view; legal performance; litigation; labour courts.;

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    • K41 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Litigation Process


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