- 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
Although the consulting market first emerged in the US and the UK, management consultancy has already reached its peak in emerging and developing economies around the world. This article draws on empirical studies of management in these economies in order to provide a better understanding of this field. It studies the ideas and theoretical insights from postcolonial theory and suggests new theoretical directions for understanding the encounters between local clients and foreign consultancies in third world contexts. This article determines that foreign consultancy in other countries — besides the US and the UK — should be recognized as a solid manifestation of the abstract idea of the third space of in-between.
Michal Frenkel is a senior lecturer of Sociology and Organization Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research looks at the transformation of ethnic, racial, and gendered social orders, in the context of the cross-national transfer of management knowledge and practices. Her articles on the role of geopolitical and centre-periphery power relations in shaping organizational practices, and on the global transformation of work–family organizational policies, have appeared in top international journals such as the Academy Management Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Organization, and others.
Yehouda Shenhav has written extensively and critically on the birth of modern management, on the colonial roots of management practices; and on the Arab-Jews. Among his books are Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution (1999/2002); The Organization Machine (1995); and The Arab Jews: Nationalism, Religion and Ethnicity (2002); Coloniality and the Postcolonial Condition (2004). Shenhav teaches sociology at Tel-Aviv University – where he also served as chair of the department (1995–1998) – and has taught in several universities in the United States including Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Princeton University, Colombia University and the University of Iowa. He is currently the editor of Theory & Criticism, and serves as senior editor for Organization Studies.
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