Articles and reports

The MPF commissions articles on key aspects of management for MPF publications, such as the MPF Global 500 Annual Report, and the external media. We also publish free reports on MPF events and surveys.

ARTICLES

Strategy Research

As trusted advisors, professional services firms are focused on developing strategies for their clients but are neglecting their own strategic considerations, research by MPF and FTI Consulting shows. Download the full report.


Professional Services and Brexit

MPF surveyed some 1,500 UK-based firms on 25 October 2016 over the implications of possible trading relationships between the UK and EU following Brexit. 170 leaders responded within 24 hours, confirming the importance and relevance of the topic. Click here for the full report.


The Future of the Professions

The inaugural 'Lecture for Laurie', in association with The Thought Leader Bureau, took place on 1 February with over 300 attendees hearing from Richard and Daniel Susskind, amongst others. The video is now available to view for free. more on the videos…


Performance management in the professions 2016

Are you interested in how effectively the performance of partners, employees and the management team at firms worldwide is being managed? Following a confidential MPF study, in collaboration with SkillsScorecard and Michael Roch, a report has been published, uncovering some of the strong points and the shortcomings of current practices, as well as the future intentions with respect to performance management of professionals in the professions. Click here for the full report.


Digital and Social Technologies in the Professions 2014

MPF, PM Forum and Elephant Creative suspected, in 2013, that although marketing ‘got’ social media, the same was not true of management, so organised a major survey into attitudes towards digital and social technologies. This year’s report aimed to find out if this major gap in sector knowledge was being filled. Download the Report


Digital and Social Technologies in the Professions 2013

MPF, PM Forum and Elephant Creative organised a major survey in June into management attitudes towards digital and social technologies. The resulting report fills a major gap in sector knowledge. Download the Report


Managing Client Relationships - The Truth in Professional Services 2013

CRM report - June 2013

This is the fifth time that the Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF) and The Thriving Company, in association with the PM Forum, have surveyed CRM activities and results specific to professional firms. We’ve now got well over 1,000 contributions from firms during the life of this study. Download the full report.


Managing Client Relationships - The Truth in Professional Services 2011

CRM report - November 2011

In the fourth year that the MPF and The Thriving Company, in association with the PM Forum, have surveyed CRM activities in professional firms, the 2011 report has a special focus on the contribution of external consultants, software and systems. Download the full report.


Global 500 list 2010

MPF Global 500 - October 2010

Welcome to the fourth annual listing of the world's largest professional firms. Download the full article.


Global 500 list 2009

MPF Global 500 - June 2010

Welcome to the third annual listing of the world's largest professional firms. Download the full article.