Consultants And Organization Concepts

Stefan Heusinkveld and Jos Benders

in The Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199235049
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

 Consultants And Organization Concepts

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This article explores the role of organization concepts in management consulting work. It differentiates the supply-side perspective from the demand-side perspective, and discusses the different approaches that focus on the former. It then provides a review of related literature, where consultants are considered as important ‘knowledge entrepreneurs’ in the market for management solutions. It then turns to the demand side of the concept development process. This article also emphasizes the need to focus more on the interaction between the supply and demand sides of the market for management solutions in future research.

Keywords: organization concepts; supply-side; demand-side; knowledge entrepreneurs; management solutions; concept development process

Article.  8159 words. 

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

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