KPMG Peat Marwick leaders needed to decide whether the full development of the fund assets, “The Shadow Partner”, the name was coined to describe a worldwide network that all information KPMG professionals to each other and connect to a wealth of databases and information services would . Partners, by sharing and gathering information about the network would be able to use the entire enterprise knowledge and experience to serve customers. Many partners feel that the implementation of the shadow partner was critical because … Read more »

KPMG Peat Marwick leaders needed to decide whether the full development of the fund assets, “The Shadow Partner”, the name was coined to describe a worldwide network that all information KPMG professionals to each other and connect to a wealth of databases and information services would . Partners, by sharing and gathering information about the network would be able to use the entire enterprise knowledge and experience to serve customers. Many partners feel that the implementation of the shadow partner was important, as clients had escalated higher demands and competition in the accounting industry. Other partners they questioned the necessity of the shadow partner. The company had shadow partner undertakes to investigate and design the creation of a Technology Committee. Since the company was a partnership, the partners finally had to decide whether and to what extent, to shadow partners to support implementation.
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Robert G. Eccles,
Julie Gladstone
Source: Harvard Business School
11 pages.
Publication Date: Jul 15, 1991. Prod #: 492002-PDF-ENG
KPMG Peat Marwick: The Shadow Partner HBR case solution

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