The Economics and Sociology of Management Consulting

Book Name : The Economics and Sociology of Management Consulting

By by Thomas Armbrüster

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Written by : by Thomas Armbrüster

Subject Category : Academic Business

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Management consultancy is a key sector in the economic change toward a service and knowledge economy. Originally published in 2006, this book explains the mechanisms of the management consulting market and the management of consulting firms from both economic and sociological perspectives. It also examines the strategies, marketing approaches, knowledge management and human resource management techniques of consulting firms. After outlining the relationships between transaction cost economics, signaling theory, embeddedness theory and sociological neoinstitutionalism, Thomas Armbrüster applies these theories to central questions such as: Why does the consulting sector exist and grow? Which institutions connect supply and demand? And which factors influence the relationship between clients and consultants? By applying both economic and sociological approaches, the book explains the general economic changes of the previous thirty years and sharpens the relationship between the academic disciplines. Cambridge University Press; November 2006 ISBN 9780511292095 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: The Economics and Sociology of Management Consulting Author: Thomas Armbrüster Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Academic Business > Consulting Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management > Industrial productivity Business > Management Business > Organizational Behavior Social Sciences ISBNs 0511292090 9780521857154 9780511292095 In The Press Review of the hardback: 'This is one of the very best books on management consulting to appear in the last decade. It systematically applies four theoretical perspectives to one of today's fastest and least understood industries. The result is an unusually rich set of insights. The author is careful not to overstate the general relevance of these insights, but this book will be of considerable value to anyone interested in the broader field of professional services.' Royston Greenwood, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Alberta, Canada

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Academic Business - Consulting Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management - Industrial productivity Business - Management Business - Organizational Behavior Social Sciences

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0511292090 - 9780521857154 - 9780511292095

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Review of the hardback: 'This is one of the very best books on management consulting to appear in the last decade. It systematically applies four theoretical perspectives to one of today's fastest and least understood industries. The result is an unusually rich set of insights. The author is careful not to overstate the general relevance of these insights, but this book will be of considerable value to anyone interested in the broader field of professional services.' Royston Greenwood, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Alberta, Canada

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Cambridge University Press

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