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Expert talent and the design of (professional services) firms

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This paper discusses key issues with regard to an expert services firm (a professional firm whose primary product is the delivery of expert services). The increasing importance of expert talent in today's economy has significant theoretical implications for the nature of the employment relation within such a firm; and the nature (and theory) of professional service firms as a distinct organizational form. Copyright 2003, Oxford University Press.

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  • David J. Teece, 2003. "Expert talent and the design of (professional services) firms," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 12(4), pages 895-916, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:indcch:v:12:y:2003:i:4:p:895-916
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