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Management consultants as improvising agents of stability
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).ORCID-id: 0000-0003-2518-403X
2009 (engelsk)Inngår i: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 25, nr 3, s. 264-274Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Relatively few studies have paid theoretical as well as empirical attention to what use organizations have of management consultants and their services. By studying how buyers and sellers of management consulting services describe what management consulting is and represents, this study questions common understandings in the literature, i.e., that management consultants act as agents of change or as standardizers of organizational practice around the world. It is argued that consultants can be understood as playing the role of improvisers because there is considerable uncertainty among both buyers and sellers as to what use organizations really have of them. Playing a recognizable, yet indefinite role based on an institutionalized foundation, in both discourse and practice, of what actors such as consultants are supposed to do in certain situations, helps client organizations to reduce the uncertainty experienced. The conclusion is that management consultants can therefore be understood as agents of stability rather than agents of change.

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2009. Vol. 25, nr 3, s. 264-274
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Management consulting; Improvisation; Uncertainty reduction; Agents of stability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-63827DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2009.05.009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-63827DiVA, id: diva2:452728
Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-10-31 Laget: 2011-10-31 Sist oppdatert: 2022-02-24bibliografisk kontrollert

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