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Restructuring the Professional Organization
Accounting, Health Care and Law

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ISBN 9780415192170
Published November 5, 1999 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

In recent years the professions have undergone radical transformation. With the advent of rapidly changing markets, more sophisticated and demanding clients, deregulation and increased competition, the generalist professional partnerships have given way to larger, more corporate forms of organization, comprising increasingly autonomous specialist business units.
This volume critically examines these changes through an examination of the archetypes which characterize accounting, health care and law practitioners. With examples drawn from Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA, Restructuring the Professional Organization will be of interest to all students of organization studies seeking to understand the issues and problems confronting the professions as they move to the new millennium.
Topics covered include:
* a review of the models of professional organization
*drivers of change in professional organizations
* internal dynamics of changes in these organizations
* new organizational forms and archetypes.



David Brock is Senior Lecturer in International Organization and Strategy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In addition to his work on professional organizations he has interests in the areas of technology-driven change; planning and strategy in universities; and planning, strategy, and human resource management in multinational subsidiaries.
Michael Powell is Professor of Health Management also at the University of Auckland. His current research interests include changing governance structures in publicly funded healthcare organizations, organizational change and the development of integrated care structures.
C. R. (Bob) Hinings is Thornton A. Graham Professor of Business and Director of the Centre for Professional Service Management at the University of Alberta, Canada. His work covers areas such as change in professional organizations, the emergence of organizational forms, and the recomposition of professional fields.