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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, doi: 10.1111/ijmr.12218

Abstract

This paper reviews the past 28 years of scholarship on management consulting to synthesize the field 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 – that have dominated the literature to date. Through a thematic inductive analysis of a subsection of articles, we then investigate how these themes have been defined, used, and linked. This allows us to uncover and problematize the relationships between these themes. In making explicit underlying theoretical assumptions and relationships between knowledge, identity, and power, we induce a unique framework that 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 has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/ijmr.12218. 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: Bayes Business School > Management
Date available in CRO: 24 Sep 2019 15:48
Date deposited: 24 September 2019
Date of acceptance: 13 September 2019
Date of first online publication: 28 November 2019
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22893
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