Title: Management consulting practices and praxis

Authors: Renato Lopes Da Costa; Nelson Santos António; José Brás Dos Santos

Addresses: Department of Marketing, Operations and General Management, ISCTE-IUL – University Institute of Lisbon, ISCTE Business School, 1649-026 Lisboa, Portugal ' Bergischen Universität, Germany; Department of Marketing, Operations and General Management, ISCTE-IUL – University Institute of Lisbon, ISCTE Business School, 1649-026 Lisbon, Portugal ' Universidad of Seville; Autonoma Universidad, Lisboa, Portugal

Abstract: In a historical retrospective, although the literature calls the management consultancy industry as an extraordinary industry and a unique phenomenon in the business context, in fact the studies in this area do not bring to the state of the art actions and interactions in the field of strategic research and the research field of social complexity and causal ambiguity of basic view analysis of resources. Emphasising the study in the fields H and G type in nine areas of research 'strategy-as-practice' and from an empirical analysis in the form of semi-structured interviews and questionnaires given to management consultants and managers of SMEs in Portugal, this paper presents a set of actions and strategic guidelines for the management consultants that can lead efficiently toward higher levels of organisational performance.

Keywords: management consulting; strategy; strategy-as-practice.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10016621

International Journal of Learning and Change, 2019 Vol.11 No.1, pp.39 - 56

Received: 23 Aug 2017
Accepted: 11 Oct 2017

Published online: 21 Dec 2018 *

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