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All Offshore: The Sprat, the Mackerel, Accounting Firms, and the State in Globalization

Prem Sikka and Hugh Willmott

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Globalization has created opportunities for major businesses to roam the world and shop for regulation conductive to their interests. Major auditing firms are no exception and have used offshore ... More


Mergers Between Professional Service Firms: How the “Big Eight” Became the “Big Five”

Nicholas C. Fairclough and Samantha Fairclough

in The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601462
eISBN:
9780191743320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.003.0024
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter discusses merger and acquisition behavior between professional service firms. Professional service firms are specific kinds of organization, they are knowledge-intensive, and are ... More


Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

Laura Empson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198744788
eISBN:
9780191805943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744788.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This book analyses the complex power dynamics and interpersonal politics that lie at the heart of leadership in professional organizations, such as accounting, law, and consulting firms, investment ... More


Introduction and Overview

Laura Empson

in Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198744788
eISBN:
9780191805943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744788.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Professional organizations—such as accounting, consulting, and law firms, investment banks, hospitals, and universities—embody some of the most complex and challenging interpersonal and leadership ... More


From the Vanguard

Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind

in The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198713395
eISBN:
9780191916786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713395.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

In this chapter we change pace. We run through a group of different professions and offer a glimpse of the many ways in which they are changing, largely ... More


Information and Technology

Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198713395
eISBN:
9780191916786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713395.003.0013
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

In Part I of this book, by reporting on our own research and reflecting on the writings of others, we offer evidence of the changes that the professions ... More


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