Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Economics of Professional Services 1 - preface

It is now eleven years since Ndarala first emerged as a network, while some Ndarala professionals have in fact been in professional practice for more than thirty years. During that time, we have generated a very wide range of material for both clients and ordinary operational purposes.

Understandably, the economics of professional services has been an enduring concern. In this context, some ten years ago I began the preparation of a book on the economics of professional services to draw some of this material together.

While I still hope to complete this at some stage, the daily pressures of life have kept intervening. For that reason, we have decided to run excerpts of some of this material both to make it more broadly accessible and to encourage further work.

As with most of these series, we will use this post as an entry point, adding details of subsequent posts at the bottom.

Comments and questions are very welcome.

Posts in the series

  1. Preface - this post
  2. Definitions
  3. Structure of the guide
  4. Sources of income
  5. Normal time based charging
  6. Use of associates
  7. Sensitivity issues in time based charging

Note on copyright

This material is copyright Jim Belshaw. It may be reproduced or quoted with due acknowledgement.

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