The work of global professional service firms

Boussebaa, Mehdi and Faulconbridge, James Robert (2016) The work of global professional service firms. In: Perspectives on contemporary professional work. New Horizons in Management . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 105-122. ISBN 9781783475575

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In this chapter, we consider their work, both in terms of their activities and internal organization as ‘global’ firms and in terms of their impacts on economies and ultimately societies worldwide. In doing this, we follow on from those who have highlighted the work GPSFs do for capitalism and elites (Morgan, 2006) and for the institutions of the economy (Muzio et al., 2013; Boussebaa, 2015b forthcoming; Muzio et al., 2013), by drawing attention to the intimate connections between the firms’ mode of organizing, their activities in markets throughout the world, and the structures of the global economy. In particular, we highlight five research agendas which, we believe, relate to a pressing series of questions about the power

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