Journal article icon

Journal article

Chartering New Territory: Legitimacy and Practice Area Creation in Professional Service Firms

Abstract:

Diversification into innovative domains through new practice area creation is a critical imperative for professional services firms. Using theories of organizational territoriality and corporate charters, we conceptualize professional firms as federations of distinct practice areas and argue that the chartering of a new practice is an inherently political act. New practice area founders need to engage in appropriate legitimacy-mobilizing efforts in order to sustain diversification efforts. Ou...

Expand abstract

Actions


Authors


Publication date:
2008-11-05
URN:
uuid:3ba9911a-83d5-43f5-8410-175fa1aaa4ab
Local pid:
oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:2627

Terms of use


Metrics


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP