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La finalité de l’entreprise vue par les économistes. De la fonction d’utilité à l’entité sociale instituée


  • Jean-Pierre Chanteau

    () (CREG - Centre de recherche en économie de Grenoble - UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2 - UGA - Université Grenoble Alpes)


Les économistes distinguent trois conceptions de la finalité : - fonctionnaliste (l’entreprise "utile", organisation de production) ; - individualiste (la "libre" entreprise, espace privatif de son propriétaire) ; - institutionnaliste (l’entreprise comme système social d’actifs productifs, doté d’autonomie grâce à des règles collectives privées et publiques). Ainsi l’entreprise n’a pas une finalité mais des finalités, selon les projets et pouvoirs des acteurs qui s’y investissent.

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  • Jean-Pierre Chanteau, 2017. "La finalité de l’entreprise vue par les économistes. De la fonction d’utilité à l’entité sociale instituée," Post-Print halshs-01581994, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01581994 Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server:

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    entreprise; économiste;


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