Quiet Revolution? A longtitudinal study of dispute resolution in US Fortune 1000 corporations

Living with ‘ADR’: Evolving Perceptions and Use of Mediation, Arbitration and Conflict Management in Fortune 1,000 Corporations has been published by Thomas Stipanowich, J. Ryan Lamare on SSRN.

It reports on the most recent results of their longitudinal study  of the attitudes of corporate counsel of Fortune 1000 companies towards dispute resolution.

What they find is at least moderately encouraging, “many companies today appear to be employing strategies aimed at deliberate, proactive and systematic assessment of conflicts in the early stages— perhaps even the first sixty days — in order to lay the groundwork for business decisions about their forward management.”