Professionals Organizing Professionals: Comparing the Logic of US and UK Law Practice

TRANSFORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, D. Brock, C.R. Hinings & M. Powell, eds., Routledge, 1999

29 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2006  

John Flood

Griffith University Law School; University of Westminster School of Law; University College London

Abstract

The paper examines differences between collegial partnerships and managed partnership businesses. It uses ethnographic evidence from a study of a large law firm in Chicago and interview data from partners in City of London large law firms. It shows that MPB is fast becoming the norm for organizing law practices and that bureaucratic managerialism is helping to turn law firms into highly fissionable entities.

Keywords: professions, lawyers, law firms, US, UK, bureaucracy

JEL Classification: J44

Suggested Citation

Flood, John, Professionals Organizing Professionals: Comparing the Logic of US and UK Law Practice. TRANSFORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, D. Brock, C.R. Hinings & M. Powell, eds., Routledge, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=949891

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