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Gouvernance des entreprises:la construction d'un champ social par la loi américaine


  • Winfred Trexler Proffitt Jr

    () (University of California, Riverside)


(VF)Le présent article résume les propositions des acteurs du système de gouvernance américain en 2002 et s'intéresse au mythe de la transparence. Le moment est bien choisi pour approfondir la recherche sur ce sujet parce que la mondialisation des marchés est en train de conduire à la défense irréfléchie ou à l'adaptation sceptique du modèle américain qui constitue la référence pour les nouveaux marchés du reste du monde. Or, les chercheurs en théorie des organisations ont une vision assez réduite du fonctionnement de ce système. (VA)This paper summarizes the proposals generated within the American system of corporate governance in 2002 with an aim towards exposing the unexamined disclosure myth and concealed power relations. Further research on this topic timely precisely because globalization of markets is leading to either mindless championing or skeptical customization of the American model in other countries. Either way, the U.S. model serves as a reference point for new markets around the world. At the same time, organizational scholars have misleading information about the functioning of this system.

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  • Winfred Trexler Proffitt Jr, 2003. "Gouvernance des entreprises:la construction d'un champ social par la loi américaine," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 6(4), pages 133-154, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:6:y:2003:i:q4:p:133-154

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    1. Fox, Merritt B. & Heller, Michael A., 1999. "Lesson from Fiascos in Russian Corporate Governance," Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics, Working Paper Series qt1fk9b8g8, Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics.
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    gouvernance des entreprises; champ social; histoire économique; droit économique; corporate governance; social field; business history; law and economics.;

    JEL classification:

    • K22 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Business and Securities Law
    • N82 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
    • G39 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Other


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