Creative Consulting: Innovative Perspectives on Management Consulting

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Anthony F. Buono
IAP, 2004 - Business & Economics - 377 pages
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Contents

Management Fashion as Collective Action The Production of Management BestSellers
3
The Social Construction of Global Management Consulting A Study of Consultancy Web Presentations
27
Selling Professionalism? Image Making in the Management Consulting Industry
51
Exploring Knowledge Issues in the Consulting Relationship A Clientcentered Perspective
73
Management Consultants as Agents of Homogenization Consulting Roles and Processes in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
99
Trends and Techniques in Management Consuling
123
Service Climate and Employee Satisfaction in Linkage Research Which Matters? When and Why?
125
Intervening in Virtual Teams
143
Appreciative Inquiry as a Large Group Intervention
229
Reflections on Management Consulting
243
Toward an Emotion Nuanced Sensemaking Perspective of Organizational Consultation Consulting as Frame Sharing and Frame Changing
245
Comparing Psychotherapists and Change Agents Approaches to Change Reflections on Changing People and Changing Organizations
267
The Transformative Approach
303
Realities of Public Sector Consultation Information Age Challenges in Government
325
Predicting and Enhancing Client Success
345
Contributors
373

Successful Executive Coaching from the Consumers Perspective Adaptive and Developmental Learning
165
Coaching Leaders in Transition Lessons from the Field
201

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Page 14 - ... conventions and their manifestations in social structure and material artifacts increases artists' trouble and decreases the circulation of their work, but at the same time increases their freedom to choose unconventional alternatives and to depart substantially from customary practice. If that is true, we can understand any work as the product of a choice between conventional ease and success and unconventional trouble and lack of recognition.
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Page 12 - Thus, the production perspective focuses on how the content of culture is influenced by the milieu in which it is created, distributed, evaluated, taught, and preserved.
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