Professional Service Firms as Collectivities: A Cultural and Processual View

Alvesson, Mats and Kärreman, Dan (2006). Professional Service Firms as Collectivities: A Cultural and Processual View. In Royston Greenwood and Roy Suddaby (Ed.), Professional service firms (pp. 203-230) Greenwich, Conn. ; London: Emerald Group Publishing. doi:10.1016/S0733-558X(06)24008-4

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Author Alvesson, Mats
Kärreman, Dan
Title of chapter Professional Service Firms as Collectivities: A Cultural and Processual View
Title of book Professional service firms
Place of Publication Greenwich, Conn. ; London
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0733-558X(06)24008-4
Open Access Status
Series Research in the Sociology of Organizations
ISBN 9780762313020
ISSN 0733-558X
Editor Royston Greenwood
Roy Suddaby
Volume number 24
Chapter number 7
Start page 203
End page 230
Total pages 28
Total chapters 14
Language eng
Subjects 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Abstract/Summary This chapter discusses professional service firms as collectivities. Collectivity refers to the interface between the social and the cultural. It is a ‘social unit’; however, it is defined through the meanings, definitions and distinctions of the people involved. This chapter addresses the cultural and processual aspects on collectivity. Eight dimensions of collectivity are highlighted. Two case studies of consultancy companies illustrate these dimensions as well as different forms of collectivities. This chapter also addresses the interplay between foci on individuality and collectivity in organizations.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes ISSN: 0733-558X Book Volume Title: Professional Service Firms

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