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Management Consultancy: Boundaries and Knowledge in Action

Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley, Timothy Clark, and Robin Fincham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199212644
eISBN:
9780191707339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212644.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Drawing on a three‐year, in‐depth, ‘fly‐on‐the‐wall’ study of client‐management consultant interactions, knowledge flow in management consultancy projects is shown to be mediated by multiple and ... More


Urwick Orr and Partners

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

On leaving the International Management Institute (IMI), Urwick set up a management consultancy in conjunction with John Leslie Orr. The two had complementary skills and contacts and the consultancy ... More


Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

The book reviews the career of Lyndall Urwick, the dominant figure in British management between the late 1920s and the early 1960s, both in terms of his writings and his passion in pursuit of ... More


Rowntree's

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

Urwick was introduced to Seebohm Rowntree, chairman of Rowntree's, through his performance at one of Rowntree's Balliol conferences, leading to the offer of a job in a company which was the most ... More


Wartime

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter covers Urwick's roles and activities during the Second World War, when he took leave of absence from Urwick Orr to enter public service. It is, however, largely a story of frustration. ... More


British Management since the 1940s

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Many of the drivers and the four themes examined in this book changed from a negative to a positive orientation during the period discussed in this chapter. By the 21st century, management had ... More


Consultancy, knowledge, and boundaries

Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley, Timothy Clark, and Robin Fincham

in Management Consultancy: Boundaries and Knowledge in Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199212644
eISBN:
9780191707339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212644.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The rationale for the book is introduced on the basis of the importance of management consultancy and the empirical neglect in the literature of consultancy projects in action. The literature on ... More


Re‐thinking potentials for knowledge flow

Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley, Timothy Clark, and Robin Fincham

in Management Consultancy: Boundaries and Knowledge in Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199212644
eISBN:
9780191707339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212644.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

By applying the framework of knowledge flow and boundaries which was developed in Chapters 1 and 2, data from four case studies of consultancy projects is analysed. Boundary multiplicity, complexity ... More


Outside expertise and sector knowledge

Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley, Timothy Clark, and Robin Fincham

in Management Consultancy: Boundaries and Knowledge in Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199212644
eISBN:
9780191707339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212644.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Developing the theme of how shared knowledge domains can enable knowledge flow discussed in the previous chapter, knowledge of the client's industrial sector is examined in the specific contexts of ... More


Conclusion—beyond consultancy and projects

Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley, Timothy Clark, and Robin Fincham

in Management Consultancy: Boundaries and Knowledge in Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199212644
eISBN:
9780191707339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212644.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Themes from earlier chapters are brought together to draw some wider conclusions for an understanding of client‐consultant relations and the flow of knowledge in consulting projects. Consultants and ... More


Introduction

Charles Heckscher, Michael Maccoby, Rafael Ramirez, and Pierre-Eric Tixier

in Agents of Change: Crossing the Post-Industrial Divide

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261758
eISBN:
9780191718687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261758.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the use of consulting experience as data for analysis and the method of systematic reflection on experience. It then sketches the core lessons of the authors' ... More


The Mutability of History

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The book’s conclusion turns to networks that transcend and subvert the idea of geographic contingency. Mobility defines these groups, such as the architects (such as Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil, Hilmi ... More


Accountants and Business Management in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

DEREK MATTHEWS, MALCOLM ANDERSON, and JOHN RICHARD EDWARDS

in The Priesthood of Industry: The Rise of the Professional Accountant in British Management

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289609
eISBN:
9780191684753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289609.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

The chapter starts with a discussion of the economy in Britain from the mid-19th century, when the country was at the top of its economic power. It was the first country in the world to industrialize ... More


Rise of the ‘Priesthood’ in the Post-Second World War Era

DEREK MATTHEWS, MALCOLM ANDERSON, and JOHN RICHARD EDWARDS

in The Priesthood of Industry: The Rise of the Professional Accountant in British Management

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289609
eISBN:
9780191684753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289609.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

The chapter focuses on the changing roles of accountants and their continued dominance in the industry. After the Second World War, accountants continued to be influential and important in different ... More


A Contextually Based Human Resource Theory

Jaap Paauwe

in HRM and Performance: Achieving Long Term Viability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199273904
eISBN:
9780191699726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273904.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter introduces its own model of the Contextually Based Human Resource Theory (CBHRT) through utilizing insights that have been derived in the previous chapters for establishing the design ... More


The management consulting industry: History and structure

Denis Saint-Martin

in Building the New Managerialist State: Consultants and the Politics of Public Sector Reform in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269068
eISBN:
9780191699344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269068.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

The study uses a two-step causal model to attempt to explain the differences of how states receive managerialist ideas. The first and more ‘structural’ or ‘society-centric’ concentrates on the ... More


Wiring the Party

Daniel Kreiss

in Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199782536
eISBN:
9780199950614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782536.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 reveals how, in the wake of Dean’s defeat, a number of his former staffers stayed in politics, founding political consultancies and other ventures through which they carried their tools and ... More


Services

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Chambers bundled the activities of voice and places to meet with a range of other services. This chapter gives the first long-term and detailed analysis of how these evolved. It covers commercial ... More


Consultants, think tanks and public policy

Ariadne Vromen and Patrick Hurley

in Policy Analysis In Australia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447310273
eISBN:
9781447310297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310273.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the rise of niche policy analysis organisations in Australia in response to the demand for specialised advice that is both external to government and independent of formal ... More


Changing contexts, enduring roles? Working parents in Portuguese public and private sector organisations

Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Pedro Abrantes, and Inês Pereira

in Work, families and organisations in transition: European perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422200
eISBN:
9781447304326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter contrasts and compare organisational change as it affects working parents in social services and finance consultancy. It shows how a consultancy company abided by general labour laws and ... More


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