Le juge et les études d'impact


Revue Française d'Administration Publique

2014, vol. 1, n°149, pp.179-194

Departments: Tax & Law, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Keywords: Analyse d’impact contrôle juridictionnel transparence données empiriques élaboration des politiques publiques Impact Analysis judicial review empirical data public policy-making.

— Court and Impact Assessment — The purpose of this contribution is to explore the role that the courts have to play through Impact Analyses on draft bills or regulatory acts, and especially their frequent interactions. It shows that some of these legislative impact assessment tools improve rationality, democracy, transparency and public accessibility of the decision-making process which is, in the same time, subjected to a more extensive judicial review. Given the increasing use of impact assessment tools by jurisdictions, the latter do not focus only on the result of the decision-making process, but more on the procedure leading to the adoption of the act when they have to pronounce themselves on the legality of a legislative measure. Having systematized the different meeting possibilities between Impact Analyses and jurisdictions, this article then identifies – through a national and international Case Law analysis – their normative consequences. If the inclusion of Impact Analyses in the decision-making process prevent policy-makers from making irrational decisions, we will demonstrate that their progressive integration in judicial review bring judges to decide on solid empirical elements rather than on intuitions or anecdotes. This virtuous process may improve the development of public policies

A Configural Approach to Coordinating Expertise in Software Development Teams


MIS Quarterly


Departments: Informations Systems and Operations Management, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Keywords: Software development, software teams, expertise coordination, configuration, centralization, knowledge tacitness, team conflict, coordination success

Despite the recognition of how important expertise coordination is to the performance of software development teams, understanding of how expertise is coordinated in practice is limited. We adopt a configural approach to develop a theoretical model of expertise coordination that differentiates between design collaboration and technical collaboration. We propose that neither a strictly centralized, top-down model nor a largely decentralized approach is superior. Our model is tested in a field study of 71 software development teams. We conclude that because design work addresses ill-structured problems with diverse potential solutions, decentralization of design collaboration can lead to greater coordination success and reduced team conflict. Conversely, technical work benefits from centralized collaboration. We find that task knowledge tacitness strengthens these relationships between collaboration configuration and coordination outcomes and that team conflict mediates the relationships. Our findings underline the need to differentiate between technical and design collaboration and point to the importance of certain configurations in reducing team conflict and increasing coordination success in software development teams. This paper opens up new research avenues to explore the collaborative mechanisms underlying knowledge team performance.

A Legal Analysis of Packaging Standardisation Requirements Under EU Law - The Case of ‘Plain Packaging’ in the United Kingdom


Journal of Business Law


Departments: Tax & Law, GREGHEC (CNRS)

A Mathematical Turn in Business Regulation: The Rise of Legal Indicators


International Journal of Law in Context


Departments: Tax & Law

A Model of Mental Accounting and Reference Price Adaptation


Management Science


Departments: Informations Systems and Operations Management

Keywords: Mental accounting, reference price, loss aversion, sunk-cost fallacy, payment depreciation, reluctance to trade, flat-rate bias.

Achieving High Growth in Policy-Dependent Industries: Differences between Startups and Corporate-Backed Ventures


Long Range Planning


Departments: Strategy & Business Policy, GREGHEC (CNRS)

This research examines which firms achieve high growth in policy-dependent industries. Using the European solar photovoltaic industry as our empirical setting, we investigate the impact of policy support on the growth of independent startups and corporate-backed ventures operating across countries with diverse policy conditions. We find that producers' growth is positively linked to policy generosity, and negatively linked to policy discontinuity. Moreover, corporate-backed ventures are less affected by policy generosity compared to entrepreneurial startups, and less impacted by policy discontinuity as well. Our results underline the importance of country- and firm-level differences in analyzing firms' response to regulatory policies, and point to the need for a better understanding of the unintended consequences of policies designed to support new industries.