Titel: Management Consulting: Emergence and Dynamics of a Knowledge Industry
Herausgegeben von Matthias Kipping, Lars Engwall
OXFORD UNIV PR
Juni 2003 - kartoniert - 288 Seiten
This book provides insight and concrete knowledge and an international perspective into the growing field of Consulting. Each chapter is based on original research and offers a wide variety of real-life situations from different countries, consulting firms and client corporations. Management Consulting: Emergence and Dynamics of a Knowledge Industry, is divided into three distinctive parts: "Historical Perspectives on the Consulting Industry', 'Organizational Perspectives on the Consultancy Firm', and Relationship Perspectives on the Consultancy Project'. This volume, with the help of an exceptional team of contributors distinguishes and examines consulting at three levels of analysis: industry, organization and project.
Introduction; PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE CONSULTING INDUSTRY; 1. The Acquisition of Symbolic Capital by Consultants: The French Case; 2. The Changing Relationship Between Management Consulting and Academia: Evidence from Sweden; 3. Management Consultancies in the Netherlands in the 1950s and 1960s: Between Systemic Context and External Influences; 4. The Rise and Fall of a Local Version of Management Consulting in Finland; PART II: ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE CONSULTANCY FIRM; 5. The Internal Creation of Consulting Knowledge: A Question of Structuring Experience; 6. Knowledge Management at Country Level: A Large Consulting Firm in Italy; 7. Collaborative Relationships in the Creation and Fashioning of Management Ideas: Gurus, Editors, and Managers; 8. Consultancies as Actors in Knowledge Arenas: Evidence from Germany; PART III: RELATIONSHIP PERSPECTIVES ON THE CONSULTANCY PROJECT; 9. Managers as Marionettes? Using Fashion Theories to Explain the Success of Consultancies; 10. Promoting Demand, Gaining Legitimacy, and Broadening Expertise: The Evolution of Consultancy-Client Relationships in Australia; 11. The Burden of Otherness: Limits of Consultancy Interventions in Historical Case Studies; 12. Managers and Consultants as Embedded Actors: Evidence from Norway
Lars Engwall: Visiting Scholar, the Graduate School of Business Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA and the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, CA (1970-1); Associate Professor (1972-81) and Professor (1981-) of Business Administration, Uppsala University; Professor of Management, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels (1977-8); Directeur de Recherche, Centre de
Recherche en Gestion, École Polytechnique, Paris (Spring Semester 1995).
This book makes an excellent contribution to the consultancy literature, filling an important gap and providing some important insights for strategy and organizational change researchers examining the role and contribution of external actors. organization