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Exploring Knowledge Creation Pathways in Advanced Management Consulting

Scenarios for the Evolution of Management Consultant's Roles
  • Francesco Ciampi,

The book proposes two perspectives for interpreting management consulting: the defining perspective (conceptual delimitation) and the synchronic perspective (consulting models), emphasizing that the latter when compared to the diachronic interpretation (consulting process), better enables identification of the explanatory variables of the cognitive dynamics characterizing the consulting relationship. The interpretative framework developed in section VI aims at examining the cognitive pathways through which the potential of entrepreneurial knowledge creation of management consulting interventions can be expressed. It highlights the fact that in advanced consultancy contexts this potential lies in the possibility that it can generate not only explicit knowledge but also (even, mainly) new tacit entrepreneurial knowledge, such as new interpretative skills and new experience-based diagnostic capabilities. The value of this knowledge for both the client and consultant goes far beyond the solution of the specific problem for which the consultant was engaged.

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Francesco Ciampi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-2217-3872

Francesco Ciampi is an Associate Professor of Management at the Business Science Department of the University of Florence. His current research and consulting interests focus on management consulting (with an emphasis on client-consultant relationships and consulting knowledge-creation dynamics), financial management (particularly default prediction modeling, bank-firm relationships and small and medium-sized enterprises), and high-tech firms.
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Book Title

Exploring Knowledge Creation Pathways in Advanced Management Consulting

Book Subtitle

Scenarios for the Evolution of Management Consultant's Roles

Authors

Francesco Ciampi

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2012

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© 2012 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-300-7

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978-88-6655-300-7

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978-88-9273-528-6

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TITOLO FUORI COLLANA

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