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A review of theories of professions, organizations and society: The case for neo-Weberianism, neo-institutionalism and eclecticism

Mike Saks.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

September 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 10974 words.

The main social scientific theories on professions and their links to organizations and the wider society are critically reviewed in this article. In so doing, it makes the case for a...

Reviewer Acknowledgment

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 288 words.

Reviewer Acknowledgment

in Journal of Professions and Organization

P ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 177 words.

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Scripting professional identities: how individuals make sense of contradictory institutional logics

Frans Bévort and Roy Suddaby.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 13639 words.

This article examines how individual accountants subjectively interpret competing logics of professionalism as they transform from practicing accountants to managerial roles and as their...

‘She gets the job done’: Entrenched gender meanings and new returns to essentialism in India’s elite professional firms

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 12133 words.

Abstract

Using the case of elite Indian professionals, this article offers a contrast to the robust literature suggesting collinearity between gender...

Strategic decision making in publicly traded professional service companies: an exploration of senior professional participation in acquisition decision processes

Mark E. Pickering.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

July 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11470 words.

Abstract

The recent emergence of publicly traded professional service firms (PSFs) has raised questions as to the previously theorized advantages of...

Strategic management of professional service firms: Reviewing ABS journals and identifying key research themes

Tale Skjølsvik, Frida Pemer and Bente R. Løwendahl.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 17102 words.

Abstract

While practitioners and researchers point to the relevance and importance of the strategic management of professional service firms (PSFs), limited...

Sustained corporate corruption and processes of institutional ascription within professional networks

Claudia Gabbioneta, Rajshree Prakash and Royston Greenwood.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 10795 words.

The last 20 years have seen some of the most dramatic cases of corporate corruption. One of the most striking features of these cases is the inability of professionals and professional...

Tackling the work-life balance challenge in professional service firms: The impact of projects, organizing, and service characteristics

Lucie Noury, Sébastien Gand and Jean-Claude Sardas.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

July 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 16672 words.

Abstract

Professional Service Firms (PSFs) are currently under considerable pressure for economic reasons (low growth, pressure on cost), but also from the...

Take my word for it: How professional vocabularies foster organizing

Jeffrey Loewenstein.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11298 words.

Professional vocabularies are sources of categories that non-professionals borrow and use. Accordingly, professions play a key role in divisions of linguistic labor, generating and...

The ‘Big Four’ in the spotlight: Accountability and professional legitimacy in the UK audit market

Andrea Whittle, Frank Mueller and Chris Carter.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

September 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 13689 words.

This paper seeks to understand how professions are scrutinized, and attempt to justify themselves, in the light of apparent failure. We analyse the interaction between the heads of the Big...

The (un)desirability of hybrid managers as ‘controlled’ professionals: comparative cases of tax and healthcare professionals

Graeme Currie, Nicola Burgess and Penelope Tuck.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

September 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 6988 words.

In this review, focusing upon comparative cases of tax inspectors and nurses, we address debate about whether development of hybrid manager roles represents controlled professionalism or...

Understanding professionals and their workplaces: The mission of the Journal of Professions and Organization

David M. Brock, Hüseyin Leblebici and Daniel Muzio.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 8483 words.

In this essay we describe the growing importance of professions and the organizations in which they work, and we trace some trends in relevant scholarly research on this topic. We start by...

Unpacking client capture: evidence from corporate law firms

Ronit Dinovitzer, Hugh Gunz and Sally Gunz.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

September 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 12074 words.

The literature on the professions long recognized that clients can exert considerable influence over their advising professionals, with the risk that the advice they are given may not be in...

War and organizational disruption in professional service firms

Stephen P Walker.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

P ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 16627 words.

ABSTRACT

This article presents the results of an historical study of disruption in professional service firms. The focal disturbance was the labour depletion...

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‘We’re all Florence Nightingales’: Managers and nurses colluding in decoupling through contingent roles

Marieke van Wieringen, Peter Groenewegen and Marjolein I. Broese van Groenou.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

October 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11337 words.

Abstract

The present study develops our understanding of the micro-level dynamics of decoupling by addressing how and why various occupational groups, that is,...

Well, what do you know? Exploring physicians’ embedded framings of management consultants and their expertise

Anna Essén, Frida Pemer, Pontus Selander and Konrad Szczęsny.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

P ublished online October 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 10388 words.

ABSTRACT

Members of traditional occupations with strong professional ideals, such as lawyers, auditors, and physicians, are increasingly exposed to situations...

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Which path to power? Workplace networks and the relative effectiveness of inheritance and rainmaking strategies for professional partners

Forrest Briscoe and Andrew von Nordenflycht.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 9257 words.

This article begins a systematic conceptualization and measurement of partner careers in professional service firms. Taking a relational approach, we identify two strategies for investing...

25 years of the professional partnership (P2) form: time to foreground its social purpose and herald the P3?

Royston Greenwood, C. R. (Bob) Hinings and Rajshree Prakash.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

July 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 6648 words.

Abstract

All academic papers are a product of the intellectual context of their conception, and the P2 paper (Greenwood, Hinings & Brown,1990) was no...

25 years since ‘P2’: Taking stock and charting the future of professional firms

Michael Smets, Tim Morris, Andrew von Nordenflycht and David M. Brock.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 12216 words.

Abstract

In this article, we introduce the theme of the special issue, reviewing and analyzing 25 years of the professional partnership, or P2, stream of...