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The Global Law Firm: An Initial Study of Strategy and Performance

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  • David M. Brock

    (Department of Business Administration, Ben-Gurion University, Israel)

  • Tal Yaffe

    (Department of Management, Ben-Gurion University, Israel)

  • Mark Dembovsky

    (Reed Smith, London, U.K.)

Abstract

We explore large law firms, their strategies and measures of their effectiveness. Our findings suggest that optimal partner profitability is a function of moderate expansion strategies. Contextual variables, like baseline profitability and national origin, also have important impacts on performance.

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  • David M. Brock & Tal Yaffe & Mark Dembovsky, 2006. "The Global Law Firm: An Initial Study of Strategy and Performance," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 5(2), pages 161-172, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:5:y:2006:i:2:p:161-172
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    Keywords

    strategy; profitability; law firms;

    JEL classification:

    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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