The International Guide to management Consultancy - with
(The Evolution, Practice and Structure of Management Consultancy Worldwide)
By: Barry Curnow & Jonathan Beuvid
Published by: Kogan Page
Hardcover, 534 Pages
Now in its second edition, this unique and authoritative guide
by Barry Curnov and Jonathan Beuvid provides a description of the management consultancy profession worldwide, together with advice on how to choose and use its services effectively. With contributions from leading practitioners, it is essential reading for all purchases of management consultancy services.
∑ Part One: Identifies the parameters and definitions of management consultancy. It presents overviews of the industryís origins and evolution, the present status of the leading multinational management consultancies and some of the global forces shaping the development of management consultancy.
Part Two: Is devoted to ethics and best practice in management consultancy from a number of perspectives. Central to these discussions is the international development of the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) qualification.
∑ Part Three: Scrutinizes the life of the client-consultant relationship, focusing on what clients can do to make the consultantís role effective and their working relationship productive.
Part Four: Comprises snapshots by leading practitioners of 13 key consultancy fields, ranging from strategy and marketing through change management and process re-engineering to the newer disciplines of information and knowledge management, m-commerce, ERP and e-business.
∑ Part Five: Consists of a general account of consulting in developing countries, followed by profiles of 26 country-by-country management consultancy markets.
Primarily addressing users and potential clients, the Guide will also be of interest to professional consultants themselves, to students of consultants themselves, to students of consultancy in the burgeoning postgraduate programmes around the world and to all practitioners of consulting skills and competencies.