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We are delight to announce that Journal of Professions and Organization published the newst article by Lara Maestripieri titled by

Fragmented fields: Professionalisms and work settings in Italian management consultancy

The article set a case of the Italian Management Consultancy and present four ideal-types of professionals, which presents different but coexisting ways of embodying professionalism in this profession. The paper reprises 55 interviews made in Italy withing different work settings in the field (corporations, small and medium companies, self-employment) showing how discourses on professions change when work settings change. It also shows that previous theorization in the field (corporate professionalism, hybridized professionalism, commercialized professionalism, and organizing professionalism) are effective heuristic tools to understand the fragmentation of this field.