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From pyramids to diamonds: legal process offshoring, employment systems, and labor markets for lawyers in the United States and India

Kuruvilla, Sarosh and Noronha, Ernesto (2016) From pyramids to diamonds: legal process offshoring, employment systems, and labor markets for lawyers in the United States and India. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 69 (2). pp. 354-377. ISSN 0019-7939

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0019793915619903

Abstract

In this article, the authors argue that offshoring of legal work from the United States has contributed to the fracturing of the longestablished internal labor market arrangements in large U.S. law firms. Drawing on evidence from the United States and India on legal employment, the growth of offshoring, and the rapidly changing nature of work that is offshored, the authors contend that the changes in employment systems in law firms are likely to be permanent, in contrast to other researchers who suggest they are temporary adjustments to the financial crisis. As U.S. law firms are dismantling their internal labor market systems, Indian law firms are partially recreating them.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ilr.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Collections > United States Collection
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 15:17
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 05:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65136

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