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'This book provides a crystal clear, strategic and up to date view of consulting that combines research and practice. It will be of equal value to consultants, their clients and anyone studying the industry or management innovation, at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It will be a leader in its field'
'An informative source that should be considered must reading for anyone interested in a thoughtful, easy to follow overview of the management consulting industry, from the normative pull of a true “helping” profession to the critical depiction of management consultants as little more than masters of rhetoric skilled at organizational sorcery.
In this book, Baaij effectively captures the breadth of the field, from the normative pull of a true “helping” role to the critical depiction of management consultants as little more than masters of rhetoric skilled at organizational sorcery. The volume contains myriad insights into consultancy’s micro- and macro-level dynamics, from individual consultants and their roles, responsibilities and expectations, to the competitive realities of consultancies and the knowledge management challenges of our post-industrial age, to the nature and nuances of consulting projects.
Gives a good perspective for understanding what is in a consultants job. Interesting approach and very applicable. Has been recommended for an elective in *consultancy- a broad approach'
The book covers all the aspects of management consultancy and provides a number of case studies along with suggested solutions for students to practise.
We have other modules that already cover data analysis and more technical skills. So in this module, we find this book highly relevant in a sense that it introduces the management consultancy at industry level, firm level, and at individual projects level with more focus on developing soft skills.
I added this book as one of the most imporant text books for the course "Planning and Managing of Consulting Projects"
Detailed and presenting several case studies. A very operational tool.
A quite interesting view of consulting and a good bridge between theory and practice. This book gives a brilliant overview on skills and strategy and provides methods for problem-solving.
Another excellent text but is a bit complex for students on the HND - more suited to further stages of a degree course or postgrad.
The book matched most of the syllabus for our course called Team and Consulting Skills and is adopted.
It was a little general in tone, needed more academic references
A good presentation of many of the key essentials for study of the subject. Would supplement the core text.
I found the framework and examples used in this book very useful and illustrative of the ideas I wanted to discuss with the students. The book is now in our 'Recommended reading' list.
Good relevant text - looking forward to using in my class.
This is an excellent book for those students who aspire to work in the management consultancy area. It prepares students to think about whether it is a career for them and provides excellent groundwork for help forming and preparing them intellectually for these roles.
It does not suit our course as it is lacking in consultant based methodologies/tools. Otherwise, an excellent and well recommended book.
The book provides the basics for students, but not the required academic underlying theories, nor the new developments with respect to the field of management consulting. I discussed this with the author.