Developing Knowledge and Value in Management Consulting (PB)

Developing Knowledge and Value in Management Consulting (PB)

by Anthony F. Buono

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Overview

Buono (management and sociology, Bentley College) has edited a collection of 11 papers that may have been given at a conference held in March 2001 at the U. Lumiére Lyon, France (the preface is ambiguous). The contributors, academics in Brazil, Denmark, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, and the US, consider topics that include the importance of learning from clients, organizational learning within the context of ISO 9000 implementation, a typology for knowledge-sharing, and the knowledge management and sharing practices in Danish and international management consulting firms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931576024
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/27/2005
Series: Research in Management Consulting Ser. , #2
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Part I.The Management Consulting Industry
1.Management Consulting for Client Learning?: Clients' Perceptions of Learning in Management Consulting3
2.Knowledge Management in Action: A Study of Knowledge Management in Management Consultancies33
3.The Limits of ISO9000 Consulting Methods: Toward a Multidimensional Framework61
Part II.Trends and Techniques in Management Consulting
4.Executive Coaching as the Intervention of Choice for the Derailing Executive: Some Unanswered Questions83
5.Outsourcing Strategic Decision Making: Opportunity or Constraint?113
6.Creating Collaborative Communities133
Part III.Reflections on Management Consulting
7.Consultancy Foundations: Toward a General Theory153
8.Toward a Theory of Management Consulting: A Proposed Model and Its Implications169
9.Functions and Roles of Management Consulting Firms209
10.Huh and Its Variants: Signs of Potential Doom?231
11.How to Understand Management and Change: Is the Actors' Logics System Analysis One Useful Answer?247
Contributors263

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