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Restructuring the Professional Organization : Accounting, Health Care and Law - David Brock

Restructuring the Professional Organization

Accounting, Health Care and Law

By: David Brock (Editor), C. R. Hinings (Editor), Michael Powell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1999
ISBN: 9780415192170
Number Of Pages: 272

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In recent years the professions have undergone radical transformation. With the advent of rapidly changing markets, more sophisticated and demanding clients, deregulation and increased competition, the generalist professional partnerships have given way to larger, more corporate forms of organization, comprising increasingly autonomous specialist business units.
This volume critically examines these changes through an examination of the archetypes which characterize accounting, health care and law practitioners. With examples drawn from Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA, Restructuring the Professional Organization will be of interest to all students of organization studies seeking to understand the issues and problems confronting the professions as they move to the new millennium.
Topics covered include:
* a review of the models of professional organization
*drivers of change in professional organizations
* internal dynamics of changes in these organizations
* new organizational forms and archetypes.

The changing professional organizationp. 1
Internationalization of professional services: implications for accounting firmsp. 20
Global clients' demands driving change in global business advisory firmsp. 41
Institutional effects on organizational governance and conformity: the case of the Kaiser Permanente and the United States health care fieldp. 68
Restructuring law firms: reflexivity and emerging formsp. 87
The struggle to redefine boundaries in health care systemsp. 105
The dynamics of change in large accounting firmsp. 131
Professionals organizing professionals: comparing the logic of United States and United Kingdom law practicep. 154
'All fur coat and no knickers': contemporary organizational change in United Kingdom hospitalsp. 183
Continuity and change in professional organizations: evidence from British law firmsp. 200
The restructured professional organization: corporates, cobwebs and cowboysp. 215
Referencesp. 230
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780415192170
ISBN-10: 041519217X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 2nd September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.85  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1