Towards a sociology of management consultancy: understanding advice

Salaman, John (2001). Towards a sociology of management consultancy: understanding advice. In: Clark, Timothy and Fincham, Robin eds. Critical consulting: new perspectives on the management advice industry. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 247–260.

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Abstract

The critical analysis presented here evaluates what management consultants offer as well as analysing the emergence of their industry as a contemporary social phenomenon.
Presents the latest research from the most influential researchers in the field.
Takes an inter-disciplinary approach, chapters analyse critical theory, organizational behaviour, sociology, psychology, actor-network theory and narrative analysis.
Provides the first critical evaluation of the different actors and activities that comprise the management advice sector.

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