Management Consultancy: The Role of the Change Agent

Julian Randall, Bernard Burnes, Allan J Sim

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Abstract

This dynamic and innovative new core textbook examines and explores the theoretical underpinnings of this complex and fascinating subject and provides students with the practical skills required to become a successful management consultant. Rooted in change management theory, it explores the role of the internal and external change agents and their impact on organizational development and transformation. The experience and highly-regarded expertise of the author team ensures that the text is built on solid academic foundations, while six of the chapters feature extended ‘Consultancy in Action’ sections penned by practitioners who provide invaluable insights into the reality of working as a management consultant in a wide range of contexts. Written in a lively and accessible style, the authors carefully guide the student through each stage of consulting, presenting a wealth of experiential learning exercises and activities to help hone skills and develop a consultant’s mindset.

This is an essential textbook for MBA, postgraduate and undergraduate students studying modules on Management Consulting. It is also a useful supplementary text for modules on change management.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9781137605221
ISBN (Print)9781137605214
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Keywords

  • consultancy skills
  • consultncy methods and tools
  • internal change agents
  • negotiation
  • ethics
  • evaluation

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    Randall, J., Burnes, B., & Sim, A. J. (2018). Management Consultancy: The Role of the Change Agent . Palgrave Macmillan .