Restructuring the Professional Organization: Accounting, Health Care and Law
David Brock, Michael Powell, Michael J. Powell, Christopher Robin Hinings
Psychology Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 259 pages
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.
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The changing professional organization
Internationalization of professional services Implications for accounting firms
Global clients demands driving change in global business advisory firms
Institutional effects on organizational governance and conformity The case of the Kaiser Permanente and the United States health care field
Restructuring law firms Reflexivity and emerging forms
The struggle to redefine boundaries in health care systems
The dynamics of change in large accounting firms
Professionals organizing professionals Comparing the logic of United States and United Kingdom law practice John Flood
All fur coat and no knickers Contemporary organizational change in United Kingdom hospitals
Continuity and change in professional organizations Evidence from British law firms
The restructured professional organization Corporates cobwebs and cowboys
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