Professional service firms (PSFs) such as accounting firms, management consultancies, or advertising agencies play increasingly important roles in the global economy. Because they use very different forms of governance, ranging from traditional professional partnerships to public corporations, the classic notion of corporate governance is not necessarily applicable to them. The governance of PSFs has received increasing academic attention, but little has been done to synthesize the results into a more comprehensive theory of PSF governance. This work takes configuration theory as its approach to close this gap. It identifies nine major design parameters relating to the ownership and control of a PSF and eleven contingency factors influencing them. The resulting matrix of cause-and-effect relationships is synthesized into four ideal types of PSF governance – the founder dominated, the collegial, the hierarchical network, and the entrepreneurial network governance configuration.
Ausstattung: Hardcover, 260 Seiten
Endverkaufspreis: 59.90 €
Erscheinungsdatum: Erschienen Februar 2011 und lieferbar
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