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Managing the Modern Law Firm By Edited by Laura Empson (Professor in the Management of Professional Services Firms, Cass Business School, City of London)

Managing the Modern Law Firm
by Edited by Laura Empson (Professor in the Management of Professional Services Firms, Cass Business School, City of London)

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Law firms face unique organizational, managerial, and business issues, such as the role of partners, new practice development, payment systems, the value of legal knowledge, career development, and competitive advantage. This book investigates these particular challenges and is ideal for anybody researching or managing professional service firms.
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Managing the Modern Law Firm: New Challenges, New Perspectives by Edited by Laura Empson (Professor in the Management of Professional Services Firms, Cass Business School, City of London)

The last ten years have been a period of extraordinary change for law firms. The rapid growth of corporate law firms and the emergence of global mega-firms such as Clifford Chance, Linklaters, and Freshfields, have strained the traditional partnership model of management. Some managers of law firms are appalled at the creeping 'corporatism' that they fear may result. However a growing number believe that it is time to move on and adopt more contemporary forms of structure and management. Successfully meeting the challenges of this new business environment is vital for the continuing prosperity of law firms. Featuring contributions from both management researchers and legal practitioners, Managing the Modern Law Firm presents the latest insights from Management Studies in an approachable, practical, and relevant manner for lawyers and other professionals involved directly and indirectly with the management of law firms.

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This book, edited by Laura Empson, provides a rich blend of historical perspective, scholarly analysis, and practical insight by an impressive group of professionals and academicians. It gives firm leaders plenty to think about. * Managing Partner Forum (US) *
...a valuable collection of essays...check out the book * The American Lawyer *
The publication of Managing the Modern Law Firm marks something of a seminal moment in the development of management theory in this market. For the first time... academic and professional heavyweights have faced up to the scale and unique complexity of law firm management. * The Times *
It looks a real winner. * Edward Fennell, The Times (Law) d 06/02/2007 *
While most lawyers admire sound organisation, they regard the discipline of management with considerable mistrust. These management sceptics would do better to immerse themselves in a different book Managing the Modern Law Firm, edited by Laura Empson... This is a rich and stimulating blend of practical insight, scholarly analysis, historical narrative, and solid empirical research, written by an impressive array of leading experts. * Richard Susskind, The Times *

About Edited by Laura Empson (Professor in the Management of Professional Services Firms, Cass Business School, City of London)


Laura Empson is Professor in the Management of Professional Services Firms at Cass Business School, City of London, and was previously Director of the Clifford Chance Centre at Said Business School, University of Oxford. Her research has focused on a wide range of issues in accounting, consulting and law firms, including the organizational implications of strategic change, managing the post-merger integration process, overcoming impediments to knowledge-sharing among professionals, changing organizational and professional identities, and the governance of professional service firms. Prior to becoming an academic, Laura Empson worked for several years as an investment banker and strategy consultant and continues to act as a consultant to professional service firms. She has a PhD and MBA from London Business School.

Table of Contents


Prologue ; 1. Introduction and Overview ; 2. Your Partnership: Surviving and Thriving in a Changing World: The Special Nature of Partnership ; 3. Your People: Valuing Diversity: Some Cautionary Tales from the American Experience ; 4. Your Expertise: Developing New Practices: Recipes for Success ; 5. Your Client Relationships and Reputation: Weighing the Worth of Social Ties: Embeddedness and the Price of Legal Services in the Large Law Firm Market ; 6. Your Income: Determining the Value of Legal Knowledge: Billing and Compensation Practices in Law Firms ; 7. Your Capital: Building Sustainable Value: A Capital Idea ; 8. Your Competitors: Mapping the Competitive Space of Large US Law Firms: A Strategic Group Perspective ; 9. Your Ethics: Redefining Professionalism? The Impact of Management Change ; 10. Your Challenge: Sustaining Partnership in the 21st Century: The Global Law Firm Experience

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Managing the Modern Law Firm: New Challenges, New Perspectives by Edited by Laura Empson (Professor in the Management of Professional Services Firms, Cass Business School, City of London)
Edited by Laura Empson (Professor in the Management of Professional Services Firms, Cass Business School, City of London)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2007-01-18
264
019929674X
9780199296743
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