- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Notes on the Contributors
- Researching Management Consulting: An Introduction to the Handbook
- The Engineering Origins Of the Consulting Industry And its Long Shadow
- Human Relations And Management Consulting: Elton Mayo And Eric Trist
- Institutional Change And The Growth Of Strategy Consulting In The United States
- Cuckoo in the Nest? the Rise of Management Consulting in Large Accounting Firms
- It Consulting And Outsourcing Firms: Evolution, Business Models, And Future Prospects
- Sociological Perspectives On Management Consulting
- Consultants In Context: Global Dominance, Societal Effect, And The Capitalist System
- Professions And Professionalism In Management Consulting
- Economics Approaches To Management Consulting
- The Geographies Of Management Consultancy Firms
- Knowledge Management And Management Consulting
- Consultants And Organization Concepts
- Structuring Consulting Firms
- Managing Consultants: Control And Identity
- Consultants In The Management Fashion Arena
- Management Gurus As Celebrity Consultants
- Business Schools And Consultancies: The Blurring Of Boundaries
- The Nature Of Client–Consultant Interaction: A Critical Review
- The Client In The Client–Consultant Relationship
- Consultants And Clients From Constructivist Perspectives
- Governments And Management Consultants: Supply, Demand, And Effectiveness
- The Future Research Agenda
- Consulting And Ethics
- Gender In Consulting: A Review And Research Agenda
- Management Consulting In Developing And Emerging Economies: Towards A Postcolonial Perspective
Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses the geographies of management consultancy firms. It first considers some general insights that can be collected from studies of knowledge-intensive producer services, and then takes a look at the applicability of the insights to management consultancy firms in relevant literature. The next section studies two primary and important theoretical debates and the processes of localization and collection used in urban economies. It also studies the issues connected to the theme of globalization and cross-border business and the geographies of globalization strategies of management consultancy firms.
James Faulconbridge is Professor of Transnational Management in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University Management School. His research focuses, in particular, upon the globalization of professional and business service firms, with interest in the way knowledge is produced and circulated within global firms and the way institutions affect the organization of firms. James co-authored the books The Globalisation of Advertising and The Globalization of Executive Search (both Routledge) and edited the book International Business Travel in the Global Economy (Ashgate). He regularly publishes in journals including Economic Geography, The Journal of Economic Geography, Organization Studies, and Work, Employment and Society. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Professional Service Firms at Cass Business School.
Andrew Jones is Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London. His research has focused on the transnationalization of firms in financial and business services, as well as a wider interest in the global knowledge economy. He has published over 35 journal articles and book chapters, as well as the book Management Consultancy and Banking in an Era of Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan). He is currently the Chair of the RGS–IBG Economic Geography Research Group and the book review editor of The Journal of Economic Geography.
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