The management consulting profession in Queensland: some issues and perspectives

Millett, Bruce and Jocumsen, Graham and Lennon, Alexia and Neylan, Mark and Pedersen, Cec (1996) The management consulting profession in Queensland: some issues and perspectives. In: ANZAM 1996: Diversity and Change: Challenges for Management into the 21st Century, 04-07 Dec 1996, Wollongong, Australia.

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[Abstract]: Academics and practitioners have recently intensified the debate on the relevance or otherwise of organisational and management theory to actual practice in today’s environment. A multidisciplinary team of five academics from three departments at the University of Southern Queensland has embarked upon a study to identify the major issues, perspectives and strategies espoused by leading practising management consultants in assisting their clients to become more effective in managing change within their respective organisations. The initial phase of the study involved in-depth semi-structured interviews of 24 consultants based in Brisbane, Queensland. The consultants were selected on the basis of depth and diversity of experience, size of operation and types of specialisations. This paper reports a number of themes that have emerged from the data analysis to date. In particular, the themes relate to the status of management consulting in Queensland, the quality of Australian management, differences between public and public sector clients, and the role of marketing.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site.
Depositing User: Mr Cec Pedersen
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2008 04:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: consultants; organisational and management theory; management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3841

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