Inka Luhrs is a PhD student within the Faculty of Management (in the area of Organisational Behaviour) at Bayes Business School. Her PhD sits within the Centre for Professional Service Firms.
Utilising qualitative methods, her current research interest lies in professionals' temporality in the context of change and innovation in the legal sector, in particular.
Prior to joining Bayes, Inka completed a B.A. and M.A. in Law and Economics at the University of St. Gallen and is a registered lawyer in Switzerland. She further holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Hamburg and has worked in various professional service firms.
PhD supervisors: Prof. Laura Empson and Dr. Ece Kaynak
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish - Latin American.
- Organizational Behaviour
- legal services
Title of thesis: Temporality and change in legal services
Sep 2021 – Sep 2025
Summary of research
The billable hour is a sticky practice in professional services, especially law. This is particularly relevant for innovation, e.g. of the business model. Inka takes a temporal lens to understand the dynamics of change around this practice.
- Ece Kaynak, Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour