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Variations on a managerialist theme

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/9780199269068.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

As political leaders decided to make radical changes in the conduct of public administration, the centralized and hierarchical form of bureaucracy improved into a more flexible, responsive, ... More


Boundaries in action—challenge

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/9780199212644.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Management consultants are conventionally portrayed as ‘agents‐of‐change’, challenging the fragile or misinformed client who may initially resist, but will eventually learn and change. Two key ... More


Conclusion: Consultants, the state, and the politics of managerialism

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/9780199269068.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes how this study has examined the interrelations between management consultants and the state to answer why state officials and policy makers were able to differently ... More


The micro management of boundaries through humour and laughter

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/9780199212644.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The occurrence of laughter within meetings between management consultants and their clients is examined in‐depth. Three types of laughter are identified: jokes about third parties, jokes about ... More


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

Denis Saint-Martin

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269068
eISBN:
9780191699344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269068.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

In the 1980s and 1990s the governance witnessed a shift from the Weberian model of bureaucracy to the ‘new managerialism’ — a term used to describe the group of ideas imported from business and ... More


The diminished invisible private service: consultants and public policy in Canada

Kimberly Speers

in Policy Analysis in Canada

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334910
eISBN:
9781447334934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Management consultants who work for and with the various orders of government in Canada are no longer as invisible as they once were. Other authors have increasingly been writing about this policy ... More


Paper Traces: Inscribing Organizations and Information Technology

Brian P. Bloomfield and Theo Vurdubakis

in Information Technology and Organizations: Strategies, Networks, and Integration

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289395
eISBN:
9780191684692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289395.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter explores what is represented by the word and when we speak of ‘technology and organization’ in the same breath. A specific focus is on the form of intermediation that constitutes the ... More


Case study 3: Management consulting knowledge and English health care organizations

Ewan Ferlie, Sue Dopson, Chris Bennett, Michael D. Fischer, Jean Ledger, and Gerry McGivern

in The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198777212
eISBN:
9780191823008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777212.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The chapter discusses management consultants and consulting knowledge in health care, highlighting significant expenditure on consultancy and how consultants have shaped thinking in public services, ... More


Performing Worth: Shareholder Value and Management Consultancy in Post-Mao China

Kimberly Chong

in Moments of Valuation: Exploring Sites of Dissonance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702504
eISBN:
9780191772191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702504.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Innovation

Since the 1980s the pursuit of shareholder value has become the raison d’etre of the modern corporation, leading to drastic changes to work organization and labour practices, largely implemented by ... More


The Professionalization of Business Knowledge

Neil Pollock and Neil Williams

in How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198704928
eISBN:
9780191774027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704928.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Strategy

The chapter conceptualizes this novel form of expertise through drawing upon the Sociology of Professions, the Sociology of Science and its extension into the Sociology of Markets. The chapter shows ... More


The Ministry of Magazines

Howard Cox and Simon Mowatt

in Revolutions from Grub Street: A History of Magazine Publishing in Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199601639
eISBN:
9780191756306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601639.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter focuses on the corporate development of IPC as Britain’s dominant producer of consumer magazines from its formation in 1963 up until the end of the 1970s. The chapter considers the ... More


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