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Author McKenna, Christopher D.

Title The world's newest profession : management consulting in the twentieth century / Christopher D. McKenna.

Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  001.068 M199w 2006    ---  Available
Description xxi, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in the emergence of global enterprise
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-355) and index.
Contents Introduction : making a career of consulting -- Economies of knowledge : a theory of management consulting -- Accounting for a new profession : consultants' struggle for jurisdictional power -- How have consultants mattered? the case of Lukens Steel -- Creating the contractor state : consultants in the American Federal Government -- Finding profit in nonprofits : the influence of consultants on the third sector -- The gilded age of consulting : a snapshot of consultants circa 1960 -- The American challenge : exporting the American model -- Selling corporate culture : codifying and commodifying professionalism -- Watchdogs, lapdogs, or retrievers? liability and the rebirth of the management audit -- Conclusion : the word's newest profession? -- Notes.
Subject Business consultants -- United States.
Consulting firms -- United States.
ISBN 0521810396 (hardcover)
9780521810395 (hardcover)
Standard No. NLGGC 291896847
YDXCP 2160867
NZ1 10673051

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