The Contemporary Consultant Casebook: Educating Today's Consultants

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This book complements The handbook of Management Consulting: The Contemporary Consultant: Insights from Leading Experts, 1e but can also be studied separately. The book consists of 20 cases including Harvard and Stanford cases. The cases present the broad range of topics that are pertinent to current management consulting. Each of the four parts of the text presents a cogent introduction by the editors, delineating topics that are critical for todayÂ's consultants to understand. The cases represent major practice areas of consulting and afford new insights into change processes and other current management issues facing consulting firms. These cases, together with the handbook, will prepare consultants and other business managers for a successful future in a highly competitive consulting environment.

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Dr. Larry E. Greiner is Professor of Management and Organization in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He serves as Academic Director of the highly ranked U.S.C. Executive MBA Program where he is responsible for its curriculum and faculty. His degrees include the D.B.A. and M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and BA from the University of Kansas. Professor Greiner is the author of numerous publications on the subjects of organization growth and development, management consulting, and strategic change. Among his many articles is the Harvard Business Review article, 'Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow,' which was recently reprinted in 1998 by the Harvard Business Review as an all time classic. In 1999, he and Professor Arvind Bhambri won the McKinsey Prize from the Strategic Management Society for their paper on "New CEOs and Strategic Change. Across Industries." His books include Power and Organization Development (with Dr. Virginia Schein), published by Addison-Wesley, Consulting to Management (with Dr. Robert Metzger), published by Prentice-Hall. Professor Greiner has acted as a consultant to many companies and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad, including Coca Cola, Pacific Bell, Olivetti, Merck, Times-Mirror, Red Lion Hotels, U.S. Forest Service, Internal Revenue Service, Cadence Design Systems, ChipSoft, Korn/Ferry International, Andersen Consulting, KinderCare, Health Systems International, Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts, and American Golf Corporation.

Dr. Olson is an educator, psychologist, consultant, public accountant and engineer. He returned to USC in 1987 as an Associate Professor. Prior to 1987, he held several Executive Director positions with two Fortune 100 companies at the business and corporate level while serving at USC as an invited lecturer. His primary responsibilities in industry were to provide internal strategic, project/program and human performance consultation to business presidents and key personnel in their organizations.

Dr. Olson has held prior faculty appointments as an Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and as a Visiting Professor (University of California). He earned recognition for teaching excellence at three universities including three at USC.

He has numerous presentations and publications, primarily with the Academy of Management where was a co-founder of the Careers Interest Group (now Careers Division), American Psychological Association, Institute of Behavioral And Applied Management, Organizational Development Network, Personnel Testing Council and the Society for Industrial / Organizational Psychology. Additional professional memberships include the Human Resources Planning Society (Charter Member), the Personnel and Industrial Relations Association and the Society for Human Resource Management (formerly, American Society for Personnel Administration).

Flemming Poulfelt, is Professor of Management at the Department of Management, Politics & Philosophy and Director of the LOK Research Center at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. His degrees include a PhD. in management and a Master from Copenhagen Business School. Flemming Poulfelt has served at the faculties at University of Southern Denmark, Lund University, Sweden and Cranfield School of Management, UK. He has been a visiting senior researcher at the University of Southern California and Stanford University. He is a former chair of the Department of Management at CBS. Flemming Poulfelt has been actively involved in the Academy of Management. He has been Division Chair of the Management Consulting Division and is now Program Chair of the International Theme Committee.

Flemming Poulfelt is the author of numerous articles and books on the subjects of professional service firms, knowledge management, management consulting, service management, and strategy. He has published in Scandinavian Journal of Management, Journal of Management Consulting, Consultation, Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, The Finnish Journal of Business Economics, Nordiske Organisasjons-Studier, and Ledelse & Erhvervsøkonomi (Journal of Management & Business). He has published several books on consulting (Konsulentlære - om den professionelle konsulent, 1982 published by NNF) and the use of consultants (Ledelsen og konsulenten - om brug af konsulenter, 1989 with Jørgen Brask published by NNF and Brug af konsulenter - når samarbejdet skal lykkes, 1999 with Jørgen Brask and Per Thygesen Poulsen published by Copenhagen Business School Press).

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