Knowledge production in consulting teams

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dc.contributor.author Reihlen, Markus en_US
dc.contributor.author Nikolova, Natalia en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:02:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:02:59Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000028 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Reihlen Markus and Nikolova Natalia 2010, 'Knowledge production in consulting teams', Elsevier, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 279-289. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0956-5221 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2010.05.004 en_US
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 en_US
dc.title.alternative Knowledge Production in Consulting Teams: A Self-Organization Approach en_US
dc.parent Scandinavian Journal of Management en_US
dc.journal.volume 26 en_US
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Amsterdam, The Netherlands en_US
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 en_US
dc.personcode 0000029706 en_US
dc.personcode 040023 en_US
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.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.staffid 040023 en_US


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