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[Excerpt] Is it reasonable to expect that the use of ADR by U.S. corporations will continue to grow in the future? We asked the respondents in our survey a series of questions designed to determine their view on this issue....In general, a large majority of the respondents in our survey believe that they are "likely" or "very likely" to use mediation in the future—38% and 46%, respectively. They were more cautious about the use of arbitration. Only 24% said they were very likely to use it in the future, while 47% said they were likely to do so. More than 29% said they were unlikely or very unlikely to use arbitration in the future, whereas only 16% answered similarly in the case of mediation. Nevertheless, if these projections are accurate, the use of ADR by U.S. corporations will grow significantly.


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Lipsky, D. B. & Seeber, R. L. (1999). Patterns of ADR use in corporate disputes [Electronic version]. Dispute Resolution Journal, 54(1), 66-71.

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