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L'attrait psychologique des codes de « meilleures pratiques » en France


  • Peter Wirtz

    () (COACTIS - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - UJM - Université Jean Monnet [Saint-Étienne])


In a pioneering research, Fanto (2002) explained the growing institutionalization of the Anglo-Saxon based discourse on the « best practices » of governance, in France, by the existence of psychological biases. These biases could be tracked in codes of corporate governance, such as the Viénot reports. Fanto's empirical results are interesting, albeit novel to the field. This article pursues two objectives: (1) replicating Fanto's work to appreciate its robustness, (2) and extending the study to a more recent code to see if the psychological factors unveiled by Fanto are just a fad, or contribute to a more continuous process of legitimating imported “best practices”.

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  • Peter Wirtz, 2008. "L'attrait psychologique des codes de « meilleures pratiques » en France," Post-Print halshs-00464415, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00464415
    DOI: 10.3166/rfg.183.51-71
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    1. Peter Wirtz, 2004. "«Meilleures pratiques» de gouvernance, théorie de la firme et modèles de création de valeur: Une appréciation critique des codes de bonne conduite," Working Papers CREGO 1040401, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.
    2. Malcolm Baker & Richard S. Ruback & Jeffrey Wurgler, 2004. "Behavioral Corporate Finance: A Survey," NBER Working Papers 10863, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Peter Wirtz, 2008. "Les meilleures pratiques de gouvernance d'entreprise," Post-Print halshs-00746263, HAL.
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