The Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting

Paperback | October 12, 2013

EditorMatthias Kipping, Timothy Clark

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Management consultants of various kinds play an important role in the world of business, and within other types of organization. The Oxford Handbook on Management Consulting is a comprehensive overview of thinking and research on management consultancy with contributions from leadinginternational scholars. The first section provides an account of the historical developments in management consulting research, and how current thinking has evolved from prior work. The second section focuses on disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, their diversities, areas of synergy, and parallel concerns. Thefollowing sections examine consulting as a knowledge business, consultants and management fashion, and the relationship between management consultants and their clients. The Handbook concludes with an assessment of areas of future research and debate. By bringing together a wide range of research and thinking on management consulting across different disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual approaches, the Handbook provides a comprehensive understanding of both current thinking and future directions for research.

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Management consultants of various kinds play an important role in the world of business, and within other types of organization. The Oxford Handbook on Management Consulting is a comprehensive overview of thinking and research on management consultancy with contributions from leadinginternational scholars. The first section provides an...

Matthias Kipping is Professor of Strategic Management and Chair in Business History at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Munich and additional degrees in France and the United States and held previous appointments in the United Kingdom and Spain. He ha...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Matthias Kipping and Timothy Clark: IntroductionSection 1: Historical Development of Management Consulting2. Christopher Wright and Matthias Kipping: The Engineering Origins of the Consulting Industry and their Long Shadow3. Richard C. S. Trahair and Kyle Bruce: Human Relations and Management Consulting: Elton Mayo and Eric Trist4. Robert David: Institutional Change and the Growth of Strategy Consulting in the United States5. Megan S. McDougald and Royston Greenwood: Cuckoo in the Nest? The Rise of Management Consulting in Large Accounting Firms?6. Kerim Galal, Ansgar Richter, and Vera Wendlandt: IT Consulting and Outsourcing Firms: Evolution, Business Models and Future ProspectsSection 2: Disciplinary and Theoretical Perspectives7. Michael Faust: Sociological Perspectives on Management Consultancy8. Matthias Kipping and Christopher Wright: Consultants in Context: Global Dominance, Societal Effect and the Capitalist System9. Ian Kirkpatrick, Daniel Muzio and Stephen Ackroyd: Professions and Professionalism in Management Consulting10. Nicole Saam: Economic Approaches to Consulting11. James Faulconbridge and Andrew Jones: The Geographies of Management Consultancy FirmsSection 3: Consulting as a Knowledge Business12. Andreas Werr: Knowledge Management and Management Consulting13. Stefan Heusinkveld and Jos Benders: Consultants and Organization Concepts14. Timothy Morris, Heidi Gardner and Anand Narasimhan: Structuring Consulting Firms15. Mats Alvesson: Managing Consultants: Control and IdentitySection 4: Consultants and Management Fashions16. Nicole Jung and Alfred Kieser: Consultants in the Management Fashion Arena17. Timothy Clark, Pojanath Bhatanacharoen and David Greatbatch: Management Gurus as Celebrity Consultants18. Lars Engwall: Consultants, Business Schools and the MediaSection 5: Consultants and their Clients19. Natalia Nikolova and Timothy Devinney: The Nature of Client-Consultant Interaction20. Robin Fincham: The Client in the Client-Consultant Relationship21. Barbara Czarniawska and Carmelo Mazza: Consultants and Clients from Constructivist Perspectives22. Denis Saint-Martin: Management Consultants and GovernmentsSection 6: New Avenues for Research22. Andrew Sturdy: The Future Research Agenda23. R. Edward Freeman and Dean Krehmeyer: Consulting and Ethics24. Elisabeth Kelan: Gender in Consulting: A Review and Research Agenda25. Michal Frenkel and Yehouda Shenhav: Management Consulting in Developing and Emerging Economies: Toward a Post-colonial Perspective