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An Introduction to Management Consultancy
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An Introduction to Management Consultancy

  • Marc Baaij - Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
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December 2013 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
‘I have never seen such a book about management consulting before: this sets a new standard. This book is extremely thorough and addresses all of the relevant topics.’ - Sander van 't Noordende, Group Chief Executive Products Operating Group, Accenture

Whether you are looking to build on your management studies or experience of working in business, you are likely to have come across management consultancy and will need a clear and concise introduction to this area to help you understand its practices and techniques in order to hire and implement management consultancy in the future. This text provides you with these essentials for success in your studies and later industries when working with and not just for consultancy firms.

The text is built around learning objectives to empower your understanding of the 'what', 'how', 'when' and 'why' at macro and micro levels of management consultancy and its stakeholders, and provides you with engaging real life examples and extra web materials for study.

As well as full courses on management consultancy, this text will be invaluable to your management knowledge and skill-set across strategy, change, analytics, problem-solving, solution implementation and decision-making as applied by the world's top management consulting firms, such as McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company.


Visit the companion website www.sagepub.co.uk/baaij

Lecturer’s resources

  • Lecturer’s guide
  • Teaching notes per chapter
  • Answer guidance to end-of-chapter questions in book
  • Suggested discussion questions
  • Suggested small group assignments
  • Suggested small group field project
  • Lecture slides
  • Option 1: provide all figures of the book on PowerPoint slides
  • Option 2: create complete PowerPoint presentations for each chapter
  • Exercises
  • Exam questions
  • Discussion forum

Student resources

  • Templates for developing logical structures
  • Web resources
  • Consultancy publications
  • Consultancy web site, career page
  • Job application preparation services
  • Consultancy institutions
 
PART ONE: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY PHENOMENON
 
Chapter 1: Defining management consultancy
 
Chapter 2: Origin and development of management consultancy
 
Chapter 3: Reasons, risks and results of management consultancy
 
PART TWO: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY INDUSTRY
 
Chapter 4: Overview of the management consultancy industry landscape
 
Chapter 5: The competitive landscape of the management consultancy industry
 
Chapter 6: Macro-trends and the management consultancy industry
 
PART THREE: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY FIRM
 
Chapter 7: The value chain of the management consultancy firm
 
Chapter 8: Managing the management consultancy firm
 
Chapter 9: People and careers in management consultancy
 
PART FOUR: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY PROJECT
 
Chapter 10: Clients and other stakeholders
 
Chapter 11: Management of a consultancy project
 
Chapter 12: Structured problem diagnosis
 
Chapter 13: Structured solution development
 
Chapter 14: Structured communications
 
Chapter 15: Structured implementation

Supplements

Companion Website

Lecturer’s resources

  • Lecturer’s guide
  • Teaching notes per chapter
  • Answer guidance to end-of-chapter questions in book
  • Suggested discussion questions
  • Suggested small group assignments
  • Suggested small group field project
  • Lecture slides
    • Option 1: provide all figures of the book on PowerPoint slides
    • Option 2: create complete PowerPoint presentations for each chapter
  • Exercises
  • Exam questions
  • Discussion forum.

Student resources

  • Templates for developing logical structures
  • Web resources
  • Consultancy publications
  • Consultancy web site, career page
  • Job application preparation services
  • Consultancy institutions.

It was a little general in tone, needed more academic references

Mr Ian Durrant
Department of Professional Development, Canterbury Christ Church University
October 16, 2014

A good presentation of many of the key essentials for study of the subject. Would supplement the core text.

Ms Lise Georgeson
Management & Business Enterprise, St Mary's University College (Belfast)
September 26, 2014

I found the framework and examples used in this book very useful and illustrative of the ideas I wanted to discuss with the students. The book is now in our 'Recommended reading' list.

Dr Monica Franco-Santos
Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield Univ.
September 16, 2014

Good relevant text - looking forward to using in my class.

Dr Naomi Birdthistle
Department of Management & Marketing, Univ. of Limerick
September 11, 2014

This is an excellent book for those students who aspire to work in the management consultancy area. It prepares students to think about whether it is a career for them and provides excellent groundwork for help forming and preparing them intellectually for these roles.

It does not suit our course as it is lacking in consultant based methodologies/tools. Otherwise, an excellent and well recommended book.

Mr Brian Carroll
Management , All Hallows College
May 7, 2014

The book provides the basics for students, but not the required academic underlying theories, nor the new developments with respect to the field of management consulting. I discussed this with the author.

Professor J Strikwerda
Faculty of Economics and Business , Universiteit van Amsterdam
February 17, 2014
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