Professions and Professional Service Firms in a Global Context: Reframing Narratives

20 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2017 Last revised: 7 Apr 2019

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John Flood

Griffith University - Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research; University College London; University of Westminster - School of Law; Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Date Written: September 26, 2017

Abstract

Professions are changing rapidly and profoundly as new technologies, organisational forms, and regulations are introduced into the professional world. As a result, professions are creating new narratives to stake their legitimate claims in the world and justify their positions. This paper examines some of these narratives in the contexts of organisation, globalisation and technology among others. The legal profession is used as a case study of change.

Keywords: profession, organisation, technology, regulation, lawyers, law firms, legal profession, globalisation

JEL Classification: J44

Suggested Citation

Flood, John A., Professions and Professional Service Firms in a Global Context: Reframing Narratives (September 26, 2017). U. of Westminster School of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3043022 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3043022

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