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Exploring The Role of Management Consultancies in Innovating Management Practices

Grant reference: RES-331-27-0071

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The environmental contingencies of knowledge dissemination : the case of consultancies in international development
This paper explores the impact of context on forms of knowledge dissemination using secondary data concerning the role of management consultants in international development. It identifies three forms of consultancy intervention (forced, invited, humanitarian) which differ considerably in the power of the client, the knowledge maturity of the consultancy, the frequency and complexity of the project. The combination of these factors, we argue, strongly influences the type of knowledge dissemination found in the different types of projects. It is hypothesised that knowledge transfer will be most common in 'forced projects', knowledge translation in 'invited projects' and knowledge evolution in 'humanitarian projects'.
English

Primary contributor

Co-author Tudor Ciumara

Additional contributors

Co-author Joseph O'Mahoney

Additional details

04 May 2014
63
Yes
1582-6260
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
18 October 2012
Paperback
172-187
Sibiu, Romania
Post-print
Revista economica

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Ciumara, Tudor and O'Mahoney, Joseph (2012) The environmental contingencies of knowledge dissemination : the case of consultancies in international development. Revista economica. 04 May 2014 (63), pp. 172-187 Sibiu, Romania: Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu.

Vancouver

Ciumara Tudor and O'Mahoney Joseph. The environmental contingencies of knowledge dissemination : the case of consultancies in international development. Revista economica 2012; 04 May 2014 (63): 172-187.