Yamamura, Eiji (2011): Trial experience, satisfaction and incentive to bring another lawsuit: Does aspiration level influence winners and losers?
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This paper used individual level data in Japan to explore how a complainant’s past trial experience influences their satisfaction and incentive to bring a future lawsuit. Controlling for kinds of incidents and a complainant’s individual characteristics, the major findings were; (1) there is a positive relationship between the experience and satisfaction for winners, whereas there is a significant negative relationship for losers, and (2) experience exerts a positive effect on the intention to bring a future lawsuit, not only for winners but also for losers. These results imply that, for losers, a past experience enhances the incentive to bring a future lawsuit, although the experience decreases a complainant’s satisfaction.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Trial experience, satisfaction and incentive to bring another lawsuit: Does aspiration level influence winners and losers?|
|Keywords:||Trial experience, Lawsuit satisfaction, future lawsuit, winner|
|Subjects:||K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K40 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L52 - Industrial Policy ; Sectoral Planning Methods
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K41 - Litigation Process
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||06. Sep 2011 09:30|
|Last Modified:||30. Dec 2015 14:44|
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