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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


For Things to Remain (Sort of) the Same, Everything Must Change: India’s First-Generation Professional Elites and the Surreptitious Reproduction of Hierarchy

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Mapping the Elite: Power, Privilege, and Inequality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491070
eISBN:
9780199097920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491070.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Culture

In this chapter, the author uses high status work environments as sites to investigate the (re)production of a new generation of Indian elites. Using the example of modern professional service ... 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 to the Book and the Forces Transforming the Health Professional Workforce in the United States

Timothy J. Hoff, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, and Gary J. Young

in The Healthcare Professional Workforce: Understanding Human Capital in a Changing Industry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190215651
eISBN:
9780190215682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215651.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter serves as an introduction to the volume and gives an overview of a number of important developments occurring within US healthcare that are driving change in the health professions. ... More


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