The Rise of Management Consulting in Britain / Edition 1

The Rise of Management Consulting in Britain / Edition 1

by Michael Ferguson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754605612

ISBN-13: 9780754605614

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The history of management consulting in Britain is a subject that has received little attention in the past in terms of research or publication. This work redresses the gap in the knowledge base of business and management history, presenting the historical situation in the context of management consulting. Identifying the beginnings of consultancy services in the…  See more details below

Overview

The history of management consulting in Britain is a subject that has received little attention in the past in terms of research or publication. This work redresses the gap in the knowledge base of business and management history, presenting the historical situation in the context of management consulting. Identifying the beginnings of consultancy services in the mid-nineteenth century, Ferguson charts its progression through a series of time frames that span the twentieth century.

Utilizing a series of consistent themes, such as service delivery forms and training, which can be compared and contrasted across time, the book provides not only a history of management consultancy services, but also shows how the take-up and form of services was heavily dependent upon the prevailing attitudes within business to the role of management.

The thoroughly researched and well-presented arguments in this book will greatly add to our knowledge of British management during the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754605614
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
Modern Economic and Social History Series
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; The background to management consulting; The pioneers, 1869–1925; The beginning of organised consultancy, 1926–1933; New directions, 1929–1939; Wartime practices, 1939–1945; Improving productive performance; Management education and training: the consultancy approach; From efficiency engineering to strategy; Information technology and management consulting; The international and global aspects of management consultancy; A summary and review of management consultancy; Bibliography; Index.

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