Laura Empson's research focuses on the area of professional service firms, with particular reference to knowledge management, mergers and acquisitions, and governance structures. Reflecting these interests, since 1999 she has organised an annual conference at Oxford on Knowledge-Intensive Firms. She teaches in the fields of organisational behaviour and strategic management.
Greenwood, R., & Empson, L., 'The professional partnership: Relic or exemplary form of governance?', forthcoming Organization Studies, 2002.
Empson, L., 'Fear of exploitation and fear of contamination: Impediments to knowledge transfer in mergers between professional service firms', Special Issue of Human Relations: Knowledge management in professional service firms, Vol.54:7, 2001.
Empson, L., 'Editors Introduction: Knowledge management and professional service firms', Special Issue of Human Relations: Knowledge management in professional service firms, Vol.54:7, 2001.
Empson, L., 'Mergers between professional service firms: Exploring an undirected process of integration', Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, JAI Series, Cooper, C., & Gregory, A. (Eds), Vol.1, 2000.
Empson, L., 'Merging professional service firms', Business Strategy Review, Vol.11:2, 2000, pp.39-46.
Empson, L., 'Knowledge management: In search of the philosophers' stone', Business Strategy Review, Vol.10:2, 1999, pp.67-71.
Morris, T. & Empson, L., 'Organization and expertise: An exploration of knowledge bases and the management of accounting and consulting firms', Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol.23:5/6, 1998, pp.609-624.
Empson, L., 'Kinsley Lord: Growth and change in a professional service firm', Case Study and Teaching Note. European Case Clearing House, Ref 497-007-01, 1997.
Empson, L., 'The Challenge of Managing Knowledge', in: Dickson, T. (Ed.), Mastering Strategy, Financial Times/Pitman Publishing, 2000.
Empson, L., 'Lessons from Professional Service Firms', in: Dickson, T. (Ed.), Mastering Strategy, Financial Times/Pitman Publishing, 2000.
acquisition governance knowledge management merger organizational change organizational identity professional service firm организационная идентичность организационное изменение управление знанием