Management Consultancy

Paperback | April 24, 2013

byJoe OMahoney, Calvert Markham

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Management Consultancy provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the consulting industry. The text uses theory as a basis for critical discussion, ensuring students fully understand the principal ideas behind consulting, as well the limitations. The authors' engaging andaccessible writing style is combined with a wealth of real-world practical examples, which place management consultancy theory into the context of the business environment. The book's strong critical perspective encourages students to develop their analytical skills, while practitioner insights in every chapter provide guidance from leading industry professionals. Case studies throughout the text and a chapter devoted entirely to consulting skills, ensure students areequipped with the necessary tools to succeed within this complex and competitive industry. The text is supported by a fully integrated Online Resouce Centre, providing a range of additional resources for students and lecturers. For students:* An additional chapter on 'types' of clients and forms of interventions and Chapter 11 on preparing for and conducting a case interview (NEW)* Appendices to the book, including a sample consultancy contract, CV, covering letter, and RFI* ExcelRG workbook containing the calculations contained in chapter 7 of the book * Glossary* Web links * An author blog will link to Joe O'Mahoney's existing webpage and blog, which also includes a regularly updated RSS feed (NEW) For registered lecturers:* Case commentary and answer guidance * Suggested discussion questions * Exercise solutions * Suggested group projects * PowerPoint slides

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Management Consultancy provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the consulting industry. The text uses theory as a basis for critical discussion, ensuring students fully understand the principal ideas behind consulting, as well the limitations. The authors' engaging andaccessible writing style is combined with a wealth o...

Joe O'Mahoney is Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Business School and a Fellow of the CIPD. Prior to this he was Lecturer in Organization and Technology at Lancaster University. Joe has held a number of positions in industry including the role of Senior Business Consultant at 3G Mobile where he was involved with the start up of the company....
Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:April 24, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199645477

ISBN - 13:9780199645473

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1: The Descriptive Perspective2. The Consulting Industry3. Types of Management ConsultingPart 2: The Practitioner Perspective4. Clients5. The Consulting Life-Cycle6. Consulting Tools, Skills, and Techniques7. Consultancy Skills8. Running a ConsultancyPart 3: The Critical Perspective9. Critical Themes in Consulting10. The Ethics of ConsultancyPart 4: The Career Perspective11. The Consultancy Career