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Consulting in Legoland: the jazz of small-scale management consultation in the improvisation on standards
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
2001 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Large global management consultancies of US or Semi-US origin are often seen as important carriers of uniformity in management knowledge across the globe. This is an important characteristic of the recent development of the industry on a macro level, but one may question whether it is representative to let these firms be “spokespersons” for the field as a whole. This paper argues that the standards these actors travel in may constitute a standardised Legoland for consulting in the world, but that this Legoland is far from the reality of small and medium-sized locally based consulting firms. It is argued that they live in a world of standards for management and consultation, where the most important strategy for survival is to improvise.

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Stockholm: Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE), Stockholms universitet , 2001. , 23 p.
SCORE rapportserie, ISSN 1404-5052 ; 2001:3
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-63895OAI: diva2:453389
Available from: 2011-11-02 Created: 2011-11-02 Last updated: 2011-11-09Bibliographically approved

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