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The economics and sociology of management consulting

Author: Thomas Armbrüster
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sophisticated analysis of the management consulting sector and the management techniques of consulting firms.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Armbrüster
ISBN: 9780521857154 0521857155
OCLC Number: 70764857
Description: xvi, 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Details: Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
Contents: Management consultancy viewed from economic and sociological perspectives --
Why do consulting firms exist and grow? The economics and sociology of knowledge --
How do supply and demand meet? Competition and the role of social institutions --
Who is more powerful? Consulting influence and client authority --
Substitutes or supplements? internal versus external consulting --
Diversified services or niche focus? Strategies of consulting firms --
Fostering reputation and growth? Marketing consulting services --
The economics and sociology of knowledge distribution: organizational structure and governance --
Gaining talent and signaling quality: human resource management --
The knowledge economy, management consultancy, and the multitheoretical approach.
Responsibility: Thomas Armbrüster.
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