Aharoni shows how factors like the degree of standardization of work, recognition of the impact of globalization, and need for standardized certification resulted in the different levels of globalization among accounting and law firms. In the next chapter, Rose and Hinings point out that large accounting firms have expanded into different geographical areas and industries, and developed new services and products in pursuit of their multinational clients. The resulting structure of these Global Business Advisory Firms resembles Nohria and Ghoshal's (1997) differentiated network. The loosely coupled network of the global professional service firm is integrated with new organizational structures such as an international headquarters, client management roles, and international business units and divisions.
|Title of host publication||Restructuring the Professional Organization|
|Subtitle of host publication||Accounting, Health Care and Law|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2012|