• Management Consultancy Insights and Real Consultancy Projects

      Manville, G.; Matthias, Olga; Campbell, J. (2018)
      The field of Management Consulting research has grown rapidly in recent years. Fuelled by the drivers of complexity and uncertainty, a growing number of organizations - both profit and third sector alike - are looking at Management Consulting to assist in their aims for development and change. Consultants and change agents have become a common feature in organizational change initiatives, with individual consultants and consulting firms now involved in both providing advice and in implementing ideas and solutions. Management Consulting needs to demonstrate value through the application of academic thinking to real life challenges faced by organisations. The book seeks to address these issues by offering applied theoretical insights from academics that both teach Managing Consultancy and are also practicing management consultants. Written by recognized experts in their field, the contributors combine original insights with authoritative analysis. Uniquely, this book identifies emerging themes with critical discourse and provides rich empirical case study evidence to show the reader how Management Consulting projects are implemented. The second part of the book features real-world consultancy projects, written up as cases conducted for organizations. The organizations themselves range from SMEs to multi-national organizations and the public sector. The case studies are international by context and composition, covering several continents.