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Laura Empson
Cass Business School


Director of the Centre for Professional Service Firms; Professor in the Management of Professional Service Firms, Faculty of Management.Laura Empson joined Cass in June 2007 as the founding Director of the Centre for Professional Service Firms. She has spent the past two decades dedicated to researching professionals and professional service firms. Laura's current research project is concerned with leadership dynamics in professional service firms and is funded by a £200,000 grant from the Economic and Social Research Council. Her previous ESRC-funded study explored the survival of the partnership 'ethos' within alternative governance structures and alongside more rigorous methods of performance management. Her research has also covered themes such as mergers and acquisitions, knowledge management, and identity change in professional service firms.

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