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Management consulting: Towards an integrative framework of knowledge, identity, and power

Mosonyi, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-9057-4881, Empson, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-8715-287X and Gond, J-P. ORCID: 0000-0002-9331-6957 (2019). Management consulting: Towards an integrative framework of knowledge, identity, and power. International Journal of Management Reviews,

Abstract

This paperreviewsthe past 28years of scholarship on management consultingto synthesize thefield and establish more broadly its contribution to management research. Through a systematic review of 219 articles, we identify three core conceptual themes—knowledge, identity,and power—thathave dominated the literature to date. Through a thematic inductive analysis of a subsection of articles, we theninvestigatehow these themes have been defined, used, and linked. This allows us to uncoverand problematize the relationships between these themes. In making explicit underlying theoretical assumptions and relationships between knowledge, identity and power, we induce a unique frameworkthat can guide and support future studies, instigate metaparadigmatic dialogue and thus help consolidate the field.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mosonyi, S. , Empson, L. and Gond, J-P. (2019). Management consulting: Towards an integrative framework of knowledge, identity, and power. International Journal of Management Reviews, which is to be published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14682370. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Publisher Keywords: Management consulting; knowledge; identity; power; systematic literature review
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22893
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