Creative Consulting

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Buono (Bentley College) collects material on changes in the management consultant industry, current trends and techniques in management consulting, and concepts of consulting theory building and intervention. Contributors in business administration, strategic management, and organizational change offer perspectives on the various ways in which consultants and their firms are attempting to position and reposition themselves as leading professionals, and address topics in linkage research, global virtual teams, and...
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Overview

Buono (Bentley College) collects material on changes in the management consultant industry, current trends and techniques in management consulting, and concepts of consulting theory building and intervention. Contributors in business administration, strategic management, and organizational change offer perspectives on the various ways in which consultants and their firms are attempting to position and reposition themselves as leading professionals, and address topics in linkage research, global virtual teams, and executive coaching. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593112417
  • Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Research in Management Consulting Ser.
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Management fashion as collective action : the production of management best-sellers 3
2 The social construction of global management consulting : a study of consultancy Web presentations 27
3 Selling professionalism? : image making in the management consulting industry 51
4 Exploring knowledge issues in the consulting relationship : a client-centered perspective 73
5 Management consultants as agents of homogenization : consulting roles and processes in corporate mergers and acquisitions 99
6 Service climate and employee satisfaction in linkage research : which matters? : when and why? 125
7 Intervening in virtual teams : lessons from practice 143
8 Successful executive coaching from the consumer's perspective : adaptive and developmental learning 165
9 Coaching leaders in transition : lessons from the field 201
10 Appreciative inquiry as a large group intervention : an innovation in organizational consulting 229
11 Toward an emotion nuanced sensemaking perspective of organizational consultation : consulting as frame sharing and frame changing 245
12 Comparing psychotherapists' and change agents' approaches to change : reflections on changing people and changing organizations 267
13 The transformative approach 303
14 Realities of public sector consultation : information age challenges in government 325
15 Predicting and enhancing client success 345
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