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Mutations de l'entreprise, travail et emploi :
le cas des Fusions-Acquisitions

Abstract : Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) have been increasingly developing for the last fifteen years. Shareholders and corporate managers drive them in order to benefit from their positive economical and financial results. However, these operations seem to be far from reaching the expected successful results since they are more planned in a financial perspective than in a perspective taking into consideration the institutional dimension of firms. Changes implemented have an impact on work and employment: - on work since they entail hostile reactions among employees who only accept change as long as they understand its goal and can discuss it - on employment since there is an obvious link between labour dialogue quality and employment nationwide. The shareholder theory which legitimizes the transfer of almost all power to shareholders can be criticized when it takes over the firm-as-an-institution theory. A case study based on the takeover of a public transport company will show that when financial and institutional aspects are both taken into consideration, mergers and acquisitions have other results than when financial consideration is the only criteria for acting.
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Philippe Bernoux, Claire Burlat. Mutations de l'entreprise, travail et emploi :
le cas des Fusions-Acquisitions. Mutations de l'entreprise, travail et emploi : le cas des Fusions-Acquisitions, Aug 2007, Montréal, Canada. ⟨halshs-00182260⟩

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