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The Nature Of Client–Consultant Interaction: A Critical Review

Natalia Nikolova and Timothy Devinney

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/9780199235049.013.0019

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

 The Nature Of Client–Consultant Interaction: A Critical Review

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This article reviews the nature of client-consultant interactions. It examines the nature of consulting, power relations, and the different models of the client-consultant relationship. It demonstrates that each of the models presents a different interpretation about these dimensions. It then compares these models and pinpoints the differences among them. This article also states the main contributions and limitations of these models.

Keywords: client-consultant interactions; nature of consulting; power relations; client-consultant relationship models

Article.  9601 words. 

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

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