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The World of Professional Service Firms

  • Stephan Kaiser
  • Max Josef Ringlstetter
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Abstract

As already mentioned, professional service firms play a major role in today’s economy. They are generally associated with keywords like modern concept of work and service, high turnover and profit rates, but also with unpleasant decisions such as corporate restructuring measures. Hardly any bigger company has never resorted to a professional service provider – in whatsoever form. The reasons can be manifold: the non-existence of own resources or the desire for new external business impulses are just two exemplary causes.

Keywords

Professional Service Corporate Culture Audit Firm Leverage Ratio Consult Firm 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität der Bundeswehr München, Wirtschafts- und OrganisationswissenschaftenNeubibergGermany
  2. 2.Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche FakultätKatholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Lehrstuhl für ABWL, Organisation und PersonalIngolstadtGermany

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