Journal of International Information Management


For a long time, the value chain was the only value configuration known to managers. Recently, two alternative value configurations have been identified: value shop and value network. Law firms are typical value shops. This research investigated benefits perceived from the use of the network among Eurojuris law firms in Norway. Benefit concepts were derived from value shop activities, knowledge categories and knowledge levels. A survey was conducted, and survey results indicate that lawyers in the value shop activities of problem solving, choice, control and evaluation perceive benefits when they get access to knowledge at an advanced level.