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

  • 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.)

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    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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    Article provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 161-172

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    Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:5:y:2006:i:2:p:161-172
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