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Brock, David 1956-

Works: 7 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 1,904 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD62.65, 658
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Most widely held works by David Brock
Restructuring the professional organization : accounting, health care, and law by David Brock( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, the professions have undergone radical transformation. This volume critically examines these changes through an examination of the archetypes which characterise accounting, health care and law practitioners
Contemporary issues in multinational strategy and structure( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multinational corporations (MNCs) are frequently pictured as being at the vanguard of global integration. They face strong incentives to maximize economies of scale in research and development, purchasing, production and marketing, and encounter low barriers in the dissemination of technologies and best practices. This special issue brings together various papers that focus on different aspects of the tension between global and local within MNCs
Archetypal Change and the Professional Service Firm by David Brock( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Planning in subsidiaries of international organizations: organizations structure, local responsiveness, and global integration by David Brock( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Radical strategic change in the global professional network: the "Big Five" 1999-2001 by David Brock( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper seeks to explore and explain the dramatic organizational changes that took place over a relatively short time period in the five largest global professional networks (GPNs) - a group of organizations that were originally global accounting firms and traditionally accustomed to relatively gradual change. Data were collected from the firms' Web sites, interviews with GPN managers, e-mail requests for information via Big Five Web sites, and from reports in the newspapers and business press over the two-year period to June 2001. The paper uses neo-institutional theory to study the context, precipitating dynamics, and enabling dynamics of large-scale organizational change, including the part played by government and regulatory forces. The study explains the extent to which changes have occurred in a sample of countries in which these organizations operate, noting that the firm effects seem to be stronger than the country effects in the consulting area, while country effects are more pronounced in the law area
Professions and Institutional Change: Towards an Institutionalist Sociology of the Professions( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract Beginning with this article, our special issue advances the understanding of the role of professions in processes of institutional change and through this it proposes a retheorization of contemporary professionalism. Using institutionalist lenses in professional settings, we highlight the relationship between professionalization and broader institutionalization projects. We start by critically reviewing existing approaches in the sociology of the professions, identifying a functionalist and a conflict‐based approach. Then, we build on and further elaborate an institutionalist perspective on professional work. Such a perspective affirms the importance of studying professions as institutions and connecting professionalization to broader patterns of institutionalization; it highlights the role of professions and professionals as agents in the creation, maintenance, and disruption of institutions, and recognizes the importance of accommodating contemporary patterns of professionalization within the organizational context. We also illustrate how, empirically, the eight papers in this issue advance our understanding of professional agency in contemporary change and, theoretically, contribute to the reconceptualization of the study of professionalism. Finally, we briefly summarize our contribution and identify a series of directions for further research
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Restructuring the professional organization : accounting, health care, and law
Alternative Names
Brock, David M. 1956-

English (22)