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Jusges and CEOs: Aspects of French Corporate Governance


  • Alcouffe, C.


The debate about corporate governance has brought to the front stage the notion of 'social interest' or interest of the company itself as distinct of its stakeholders. French Law, judges, and CEOs use this notion with different meanings and intentions. Shareholders and company interest do not merge. They differ on the industrial relations policy they induce and in the management freedom bestowed on CEOs. A reform of French Company Law currently under discussion seeks conciliation while trying to comply with the principles of corporate governance best practices.

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  • Alcouffe, C., 1999. "Jusges and CEOs: Aspects of French Corporate Governance," Papers 291, LIRHE - Universite des sciences sociales Toulouse.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:lirhet:291

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    JEL classification:

    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights


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