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Managing Consultants: Control And Identity

Mats Alvesson

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/9780199235049.013.0015

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

 Managing Consultants: Control And Identity

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This article discusses the management of consultants. It first summarizes the different views on the nature of consultancy work, and then stresses some key characteristics of the consultants' work situations. It also examines the interplay between client control and internal management. This article also studies identity and addresses individual and organizational levels.

Keywords: management of consultants; consultancy work; work situations; client control; internal management; identity; levels

Article.  9648 words. 

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

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