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Ownership Structure in Professional Service Firms

 Ashish Nanda and Lauren Prusiner   (Published: April 27, 2010)
Product number:
HLS 08-09
10 pages
Product Type:
Background Note
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This note reviews the relative merits of partnership and public ownership structures in professional service firms (PSFs). It also highlights the leadership challenges associated with making conversions from partnership to public structure successful. 

Learning Objectives

The note encourages participants to discuss the reasons for, and implications of, professional service firms converting from a partnership to a public corporation.

Subjects Covered

Corporate Structure, Leadership, Change Management


Geographic: United States

Industry: Professional Services

Event Year Begin: 2010


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