|Published online: March 3, 2017||$US5.00|
Institutional theory discusses whether organizations enhance their survival by converging around socially legitimated forms. This study contributes to this literature by examining the evolution of strategic choices among mid-tier and large accounting firms. The results show that the change in percentage of income from audit activities is different for the partnership and LLP firms over the period 2005–2013. Inflation adjusted fees per partner are not statistically significantly different from 2005 to 2013. The results suggest that a spread of offices, specialisation, and the degree of hierarchy lead to efficiencies of operations and wealth enhancement (through changes in fees per partner), but LLP choice per se does not necessarily increase fees.
|Keywords:||Limited Liability Partnerships, Strategic Choice, Fees, Specialisation|
Associate Professor, Accounting, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, UK
Professor, Accounting, Victoria University, Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand
Professor, Biostatistics, Otago, Otago, Wellington, New Zealand