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An Introduction to Management Consultancy

An Introduction to Management Consultancy

By: Marc G. Baaij (author)Paperback

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`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 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

About Author

Marc G. Baaij is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has previously worked as a management consultant and research manager at The Boston Consulting Group. He is also the Academic Director of the Rotterdam School of Management Executive Master of Science in Management Consultancy programme.


PART ONE: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY PHENOMENONChapter 1: Defining management consultancyChapter 2: Origin and development of management consultancyChapter 3: Reasons, risks and results of management consultancyPART TWO: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY INDUSTRYChapter 4: Overview of the management consultancy industry landscapeChapter 5: The competitive landscape of the management consultancy industryChapter 6: Macro-trends and the management consultancy industryPART THREE: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY FIRMChapter 7: The value chain of the management consultancy firmChapter 8: Managing the management consultancy firmChapter 9: People and careers in management consultancyPART FOUR: THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY PROJECTChapter 10: Clients and other stakeholdersChapter 11: Management of a consultancy projectChapter 12: Structured problem diagnosisChapter 13: Structured solution developmentChapter 14: Structured communicationsChapter 15: Structured implementation

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446256138
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 600
  • ID: 9781446256138
  • ISBN10: 1446256138

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