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Researching Management Consulting: An Introduction to the Handbook

Matthias Kipping and Timothy Clark

in The Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199235049
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199235049.013.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

 Researching Management Consulting: An Introduction to the Handbook

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This article introduces management consultants and management consultancy, which have quickly become an important part of modern organizations. It notes that research on management consultancy is an interdisciplinary effort and can help identify some crucial issues that have surrounded social science for the past half decade. It then addresses the ambiguity of the definition of management consultancy and the importance of management consultants. It then presents a chronological overview of research publications on the management consulting industry. The rest of the article summarizes work on management consulting.

Keywords: management consultancy; management consultants; modern organizations; social science; management consulting industry; research publications

Article.  12753 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour ; Business Strategy

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