Client-consultant Collaboration: Coping with Complexity and Change
Anthony F. Buono, Flemming Poulfelt
IAP, 2009 - Business & Economics - 255 pages
A volume in Research in Management Consulting Series Editor Anthony F. Buono, Bentley University The tenth volume in the Research on Management Consulting series-Client-Consultant Collaboration: Coping with Complexity and Change-draws on papers presented at the Academy of Management's Management Consulting Division International Conference on this theme in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2007. The volume presents twelve chapters that explore a broad range of questions and concerns that illustrate the scope and complexity of the consultant-client relationship. The chapters illustrate the richness and excitement that takes place not only in research on consulting but also in its application as the various empirical analyses of consulting in practice portray.
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