Knowledge production in consulting teams

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dc.contributor.author Reihlen, M
dc.contributor.author Nikolova, N
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:02:59Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09
dc.identifier.citation Scandinavian Journal of Management, 2010, 26 (3), pp. 279 - 289
dc.identifier.issn 0956-5221
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15787
dc.description.abstract The central thesis of this paper is that the production of knowledge in consulting teams can neither be understood as the result of an internal interaction between clients and consultants decoupled from the wider socio-political environment nor as externally determined by socially constructed industry recipes or management fashions detached from the cognitive uniqueness of the client-consultant team. Instead, we argue that knowledge production in consulting teams is intrinsically linked to the institutional environment that not only provides resources such as funding, manpower, or legitimacy but also offers cognitive feedback through which knowledge production is influenced. By applying the theory of self-organization to the knowledge production in consulting teams, we explain how consulting teams are structured by the socio-cultural environment and are structuring this environment to continue their work. The consulting team's knowledge is shaped and influenced by cognitive feedback loops that involve external collective actors such as the client organization, practice groups of consulting firms, the academic/professional community, and the general public who essentially become co-producers of consulting knowledge. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.scaman.2010.05.004
dc.rights NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Scandinavian Journal of Management. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Scandinavian Journal of Management, [Volume 26, Issue 3, September 2010, Pages 279–289] DOI# http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2010.05.004 en_US
dc.title Knowledge production in consulting teams
dc.title.alternative Knowledge Production in Consulting Teams: A Self-Organization Approach en_US
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Scandinavian Journal of Management
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 26
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Amsterdam, The Netherlands en_US
dc.publocation London
dc.identifier.startpage 279 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 289 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
dc.personcode 040023
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Organisation and Management Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition 1st
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Self-organization; Management consulting; Consulting teams; Knowledge production; Cognitive feedback en_US
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.description.keywords Self-organization
dc.description.keywords Management consulting
dc.description.keywords Consulting teams
dc.description.keywords Knowledge production
dc.description.keywords Cognitive feedback
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Management and Organisation Studies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10


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