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Boundaries and professions: Toward a processual theory of action

Sida Liu.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

P ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 8602 words.

ABSTRACT

This article outlines a processual theory of action for the sociology of professions. It argues that existing theories of the professions focus...

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Boundary spanning and knowledge exploration in a professional services firm

Marie Louise Mors, Michelle Rogan and Susan E Lynch.

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. 14318 words.

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Exploration for new knowledge is critical to the performance of professional service firms. The networks of partners in professional service firms are...

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Changing connections between professionalism and managerialism: a case study of nursing in Portugal

Teresa Carvalho.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

September 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 9245 words.

Over the last three decades New Public Management, with the redefinition of the central roles of the state and the withdrawal of state financial support to health care, has radically...

Coping with contradictions: hybrid professionals managing institutional complexity

Maria Blomgren and Caroline Waks.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 15312 words.

This article deals with how organizations cope with institutional complexity. By applying theories of translation, we follow the lead of those arguing that attention has to be given to the...

Crab antics? Contesting and perpetuating status hierarchies in professional service firms

Lindsay Stringfellow and Alex Thompson.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

September 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 10831 words.

The focus of this research is a multi-level theory building exercise that highlights how status hierarchies are perpetuated, contested, and produced in small firm environments. Through...

Does the emergence of publicly traded professional service firms undermine the theory of the professional partnership? A cross-industry historical analysis

Andrew von Nordenflycht.

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. 13401 words.

Economists and organization theorists typically theorize the ‘professional partnership’ as an advantaged organizational archetype in the knowledge intensive setting of professional...

Drift or alignment? A configurational analysis of law firms’ ability to combine profitability with professionalism

Michel W. Lander, Pursey P. M. A. R. Heugens and J. (Hans) van Oosterhout.

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. 15125 words.

Abstract

Hybrid structures are the result of an adaptation process through which organizations come to adhere to the demands of the multiple logics they face....

Elite interviewing in professional organizations

Laura Empson.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

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. 7744 words.

ABSTRACT

Interviewing elites presents distinctive methodological challenges, which are exacerbated when interviewing elite professionals. These individuals...

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Elites, professions, and the neoliberal state: critical points of intersection and contention

Michael I Reed.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

P ublished online August 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 10152 words.

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Control and legitimacy struggles between expert occupational groups and organizations have become more intense and protracted due to the policy and...

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Epistemic arbitrage: Transnational professional knowledge in action

Leonard Seabrooke.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 10143 words.

This article discusses transnational professional knowledge in action and puts forward a conception of how professionals play off different forms of knowledge to provide policy solutions...

An essay in honor of Hüseyin Leblebici and his contributions to research in professions and organizations

Peter D Sherer and David M Brock.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

P ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 6471 words.

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Executive remuneration consultancy in the UK: exploring a professional project through the lens of institutional work

Maria Adamson, Stuart Manson and Idlan Zakaria.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

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

This article responds to recent calls to examine the development of professionalism through the lens of institutional theory. We investigate the development of the new professional service...

Explaining the puzzling stagnation of apprenticeships in Germany’s security services: A case of insufficient institutional work?

Manuel Nicklich and Johann Fortwengel.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

October 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 12297 words.

Abstract

In this article, we study the puzzling case of apprenticeship training in Germany’s security services industry: there is a growing consensus across...

From pure to hybrid professionalism in post-NPM activation reform: The institutional work of frontline managers

Eric Breit, Knut Fossestøl and Tone Alm Andreassen.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

P ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 9580 words.

ABSTRACT

To enhance knowledge about how hybrid professionalism develops, we examine the strategies adopted by frontline managers in handling requirements of...

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Habitus and the labor of representation among elite professionals

Brooke Harrington.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

October 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. 12188 words.

Abstract

This paper reports findings from an 8-year study of the embodiment, acquisition, and consequences of habitus in the wealth management profession. The...

Laypersons, professions, and governance in the welfare state: The Swedish child protection system

Andreas Liljegren, Staffan Höjer and Torbjörn Forkby.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

September 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 9317 words.

The article describes and analyses laypersons’ role in networks of expertise and their relationship to professions. It is suggested that networks of expertise are a profitable way of...

Local responses to global integration in a transnational professional service firm

Dirk Klimkeit and Markus Reihlen.

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. 13407 words.

This study examines the transfer of management practices from a regional headquarters to the local subsidiaries in a transnational professional service firm. Using an in-depth case study of...

‘Lords of the dance’ as double agents: elite actors in and around the legal field

Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

September 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 12797 words.

This article starts from the useful image of professions as ‘Lords of the Dance’ playing central roles in constructing and managing institutions. Drawing on our own comparative research and...

Mapmaking and the (re)organization of professional practice: a case study of Dutch primary care

Marlies M H Maaijen, Martijn M Felder, Antoinette A A de Bont and Roland Bal.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

P ublished online August 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 10153 words.

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Combining insights from sociology and geography, we examine how professionals organize professional relations, beyond the boundaries of their...

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Market fundamentalism, cultural fragmentation, post-modern skepticism, and the future of professional work

Kevin T. Leicht.

in Journal of Professions and Organization

March 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Ownership and Organization of Enterprises; Industry Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 9204 words.

Professional work is being attacked by three separate but related forces that transcend easy categorization; market fundamentalism, the rigid belief that unfettered and unregulated free...