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The Economics and sociology of management consulting

Author: Armbruster, Thomas Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 249 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0521857155Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HC2000 .C668 A76 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Economics and Sociology of Management Consulting Contents List of figures List of tables Preface and acknowledgments 1 Management consultancy viewed from economic and sociological perspectives Part I: The mechanisms of the consulting market 2 Why do consulting firms exist and grow? The economics and sociology of knowledge 3 How do supply and demand meet? Competition and the role of social institutions page vii viii ix 1 39 41 68 86 101 117 119 140 152 4 Who is more powerful? Consulting influence and client authority 5 Substitutes or supplements? Internal versus external consulting Part H: The drivers of managing a consulting firm 6 Diversified services or niche focus? Strategies of consulting firms 7 Fostering reputation and growth? Marketing consulting services 8 The economics and sociology of knowledge distribution: organizational structure and governance vi Contents 9 Gaining talent and signaling quality: human resource management Part HI: Conclusions 10 The knowledge economy, management consultancy, and the multitheoretical approach References Index 178 203 205 223 247

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