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The Importance of Relationships for the Produced Knowledge in the Sector of Management Consulting

Miguel, Maria Isabel Simões; Costa, Renato Lopes da; Tavares, Filipa Martinho
Fonte: Journal of Management Research Publicador: Journal of Management Research
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
ENG
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While the management consulting industry has been largely linked to the knowledge produced within the disciplines of strategic management in the academic field, the truth is that very little literature is produced in terms of research in this area, while the researchers focused more on a set of static techniques to be applied in the development of this field of research concerns. This article seeks to bridge this gap as well, showing by example that the consultancy sector is a true field of opportunities for the study of relationships management. This presentation is thus the aim of contributing both theoretically and empirically in the area of relationships through research in the context of management consulting, trying to visualize how the relationships are manifested in a context of high involvement and personal contact, and what’s the perception that must be taken into consideration by clients and consultants in terms of the benefits of their greater or lesser degree of involvement.

The Importance of Relationships for the Produced Knowledge in the Sector of Management Consulting

Costa, Renato Lopes da; Tavares, Filipa Martinho; Miguel, Maria Isabel Simões
Fonte: Journal of Management Research Publicador: Journal of Management Research
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
ENG
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While the management consulting industry has been largely linked to the knowledge produced within the disciplines of strategic management in the academic field, the truth is that very little literature is produced in terms of research in this area, while the researchers focused more on a set of static techniques to be applied in the development of this field of research concerns. This article seeks to bridge this gap as well, showing by example that the consultancy sector is a true field of opportunities for the study of relationships management. This presentation is thus the aim of contributing both theoretically and empirically in the area of relationships through research in the context of management consulting, trying to visualize how the relationships are manifested in a context of high involvement and personal contact, and what’s the perception that must be taken into consideration by clients and consultants in terms of the benefits of their greater or lesser degree of involvement.

The “Fashionable Knowledge” of Management Consulting

Costa, Renato Lopes da; Martinho, Filipa; Miguel, Isabel Simões; Barreiros, Luís
Fonte: Journal of Management and Sustainability Publicador: Journal of Management and Sustainability
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
ENG
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In the evolution of strategic disciplines much of the knowledge produced has been widely diffused by the management consulting industry. But can this sector be regarded as knowledge intensive activity based on true structure of expertise knowledge? One way to understand if we can consider that sector as a source of knowledge dissemination is realizing its relationship with the market in terms of knowledge, rather than identify only as a set of static techniques to be applied as in most of times they have been doing. This article presents itself as a reflection about the real reasons for the increasing use ofmanagement consulting services, indicating simultaneously that can really be a true field of opportunities for the academic class if the study will focused in the establishment and institutionalization of micropractices (strategy-as-practice) that there are used and its implications in terms of organizational results.

Gerenciamento de prazos: uma revisão crítica das técnicas em uso em empreendimentos em regime EPC.; Time management: a critical review of the techniques used in EPC projects.

Nascimento, Carlos Augusto Dornellas do
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 14/03/2007 PT
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O segmento de Consultoria em Engenharia, ao lado das Universidades e Centros de Pesquisas, é um dos pilares do desenvolvimento científico-tecnológico do país e é considerado um dos responsáveis pela otimização de investimentos, redução dos prazos e dos custos de implantação de empreendimentos públicos e privados, industrial ou de infra-estrutura. Atualmente, esses empreendimentos vêm passando por modificações significativas, exigindo cada vez um melhor desempenho de seus contratados, tanto nos aspectos de qualidade, desempenho, prazo e custos, quanto nos aspectos associados aos riscos contratuais, pois tornaram -se freqüentes contratações nas modalidades EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) e "turn-key". Neste novo cenário, as organizações precisam ser mais competitivas para sobreviverem às condições impostas pelo mercado, e, neste novo contexto, o gerenciamento de prazos tem-se tornado um fator crítico de sucesso. Esta dissertação desenvolve uma extensa revisão das técnicas de gerenciamento de prazos, com ênfase na etapa de programação, e uma análise comparativa das principais técnicas utilizadas no gerenciamento de projetos. Para isto, tomou-se como referência o caso de um projeto real...

Processos de socialização e sistemas de gestão de conhecimento em empresas KIBS.; Socialization process and knowledge management systems in KIBS.

Cárdenas Medina, José Manuel
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 05/12/2012 PT
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Este trabalho possui como objeto de estudo a gestão de conhecimento dentro das firmas de Serviços Empresariais Intensivos em Conhecimento ou KIBS (Knowledge- Intensive Business Services), empresas especializadas que fornecem serviços para outras firmas ou organizações. Serviços de TI, serviços de P&D, consultoria técnica, consultoria legal, consultoria financeira e consultoria gerencial são típicas empresas KIBS. Dado o grau de especialização dessas empresas, a gestão de conhecimento passa a afetar uma parcela importante do desenvolvimento de suas atividades, bem como as ferramentas ou mecanismos estabelecidos para gerenciar as práticas relativas à criação e transferência do conhecimento. Nota-se, também, que o sistema de gestão de conhecimento nessas empresas se cria e desenvolve de maneira distinta da que ocorre em outras organizações. Portanto, buscou-se entender como as organizações KIBS gerenciam seu conhecimento, em especial a experiência (na forma de conhecimento tácito), investigando os mecanismos que se estabelecem para tal fim; e como a memória organizacional e os processos de socialização específicos são criados e desenvolvidos no interior dessas organizações, tendo como objetivo entender como os Sistemas de Gestão de Conhecimento evoluem através do relacionamento entre esses processos. A metodologia de pesquisa utilizada é qualitativa. Ela foi realizada por meio de um estudo de casos múltiplos em três empresas KIBS. Para tanto...

Flexibility through HRM in management consulting firms

Carvalho, Ana; Cardoso, Carlos Cabral
Fonte: Emerald Group Publishing Publicador: Emerald Group Publishing
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2008 ENG
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Purpose – This paper aims to examine how functional and numerical flexibility can be successfully combined without workforce segmentation or flexible employment contracts, by implementing a highly integrated human resource management (HRM) system. Design/methodology/approach – Six case studies were conducted between January 2002 and June 2003 in Portuguese affiliates of multinational management consulting firms using a grounded theory approach. Findings – Evidence from the case studies showed that some of these companies were able to explore both functional and numerical flexibility in a combined and interdependent way, by operating a tightly run and highly coordinated set of HRM practices geared towards the development of internal labour markets. Research limitations/implications – The study uses a sample of large multinational companies in a single sector, which limits the scope of these findings. Practical implications – It is suggested that a strategy combining numerical and functional flexibility through an integrated set of HRM policies and practices will be more effective than segmenting the workforce or choosing between those two sources of flexibility. Originality/value – The paper presents a new breadth for the role of HRM in achieving flexibility. Theoretically...

Interpreting the Solution Architect’s Role at a leading IT and Consultancy Company

Magalhães, Pedro Miguel Faria; Sousa, Rui Dinis
Fonte: International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Publicador: International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
Publicado em //2013 ENG
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At the end of the twentieth century, an individual or a small company could design and develop an application or even some bigger and scalable systems. However, due to their increasing complexity, project size and required higher levels of integration, the need for new roles and processes associated with software development drastically increased, calling for skills to assure the integrity and effectiveness of solutions. A new role, called “Solution Architect”, emerged over time and has been formally used in leading companies such as Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP, but it is still lacking agreement on its scope and responsibilities. Having the retail sector as the context in which a leading IT and consultancy company operates, this research builds upon the experience of seven Solution Architects from a pool of fourteen inquiring them on their perceptions about their roles in order to better understand the required skills and boundaries of this new role against more established architectural roles. At the end of this research, it was clear that the interpretations of this role’s span across a project’s lifecycle as well as the boundaries to other roles such as the Enterprise Architect’s one were not the same. Nevertheless...

The consultancy field in Europe: A comparative approach

Clementino, Isabel Maria Lopes Ribeiro Ramos
Fonte: NSBE - UNL Publicador: NSBE - UNL
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em /06/2009 ENG
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A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Management from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics; This paper analyses the European consultancy industry and its evolution during the last decade. The current situation of the European consulting industry is compared with its long-term development since the 1980s, as well as with some perspective on its future evolution. Former literature on the field suggested that consulting in Europe would become less diverse in the early twentieth century (“convergence hypothesis”) and dominated by global American firms (“Americanization hypothesis”). The main conclusions point in a different direction. The European consulting market still has much national diversity and there is not a clear convergence trend in the industry. On the contrary, there is evidence suggesting an increasing diversity between countries over the last decade. Finally, the “Americanization hypothesis” is not confirmed. The European firms increased their number among the largest consultancies operating in Europe.

Evidence based environmental management: what can medicine and public health tell us?

Frazey, Ioan; Salisbury, Janet
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Working/Technical Paper Formato: 75958 bytes; 366 bytes; application/pdf; application/octet-stream
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Introduction: Ioan welcomed participants and explained that the central theme of the workshop was that environmental managers could learn much from the approach to systematically reviewing and critically appraising scientific literature that has been developed in medicine and public health over the last 30 years. This method, referred to as ‘evidence-based medicine’ (EBM), has turned clinical medicine around from being based largely on ad hoc literature reviews, trial and error and expert opinion, to being firmly based on the best quality evidence available internationally. The idea that the model of EBM can be applied to environmental management has now originated in at least three ‘nodes’ where people either work or are linked in some way across scientific disciplines. Janet Salisbury made this connection when her consultancy work in science information took her between writing about clinical and public health issues for the NHMRC, on the one hand, and about environmental science and resource management issues on the other. She noticed that whereas in the medical and health areas there is a systematic approach to gathering, ranking and critically appraising evidence (eg for the efficacy of a clinical procedure or lifestyle change)...

Situation and competitiveness of foreign project management consultancy enterprises in China

Zhao, Z.Y.; Zuo, J.; Zillante, G.
Fonte: American Society of Civil Engineers Publicador: American Society of Civil Engineers
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2011 EN
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Abstract not available; Zhen-Yu Zhao, Jian Zuo and George Zillante

Corporate governance instead of business management? an objection

Bernhardt, Wolfgang
Fonte: Instituto de Dirección y Organización de Empresas, Universidad de Alcalá Publicador: Instituto de Dirección y Organización de Empresas, Universidad de Alcalá
Tipo: Trabalho em Andamento Formato: application/pdf; application/pdf
ENG
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Lecture held at The International Conference of the Fundación Iberdrola "Enterprise and Civil Society: Mutual Challenges of the Future" on 9th October, 2003 in Madrid; In this working paper of Prof. Bernhardt is taken back a clear position about all the aspects that conform trie Business Government. This contribution allows the critical analysis of the topical debate with a deep consideration of the European juridical tradition and a long and deep trajectory of the European Business Culture. The anchorage of the Business Government in the European Culture and it¿s valuation from this perspective of european codes provides a great visión of the current state of business situation in Europe. The juridical, economic, financial and management multidimensional gives a great value to this contribution. It ends with a brief but compact observation about models and trends in business consultancy

Los nuevos desafíos de la consultoría económica: contrastación empírica.; The new challenges of economic consultancy: an empiric investigation.

Carro Arana, María Mercedes; Hernando Moliner, Gemma
Fonte: Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Contábeis Publicador: Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Contábeis
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; publishedVersion
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RESUMEN. El objetivo de este trabajo ha consistido en analizar los nuevos retos que plantea el campo de la consultoría económica, ante la evolución de su demanda tanto en España como en la Unión Europea. Se estudia la adecuación que debe darse en las consultorías para satisfacer las necesidades externalizadas por las empresas en relación a sus funciones administrativas y de gestión. Se realiza una revisión crítica de las necesidades de asesoramiento empresarial y un doble estudio empírico, basado en dos encuestas: una captando la percepción de los empresarios y la otra, de los profesionales. El estudio evidencia la dependencia que tienen las empresas de las consultorías. La necesidad de mejorar la formación de los profesionales y su estructura organizativa, así como de cuidar la ética, la calidad y responsabilidad asumida. Se muestran también las ventajas de crear despachos multidisciplinares que puedan ofrecer servicios integrales, destacándose la conveniencia de ofrecer servicios más especializados, resaltándose los de tecnología de la información e integración de sistemas.; ABSTRACT. The objective of this paper is to analyse the new challenges required by economic consultancy area, due to the evolution of its demand both in Spain and in the European Union. The adequation that should be done to the consultancies to satisfy the necessities of the companies for the administrative and management functions is studied. This paper carries out a critical revision of the necessities of managerial advice and a double empiric investigation...

O consultor de gestão como auditor interno do seu próprio desempenho

Costa, R.
Fonte: Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração da Universidade de Aveiro Publicador: Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração da Universidade de Aveiro
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2013 POR
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O início do século tem sido pródigo em transformações rápidas e radicais no sector de consultoria, como resultado do questionamento dos modelos de diversificação estratégica levados a cabo por diversas consultoras. Mas, ainda que estas mudanças constituam de certa forma uma barreira à legitimidade do sector, a verdade é que este pressuposto tem contribuído também para o desenvolvimento do estudo do sector no meio académico, sobretudo ao longo dos últimos vinte anos onde tem existido um conjunto de literatura substancial que tem vindo a refletir a contribuição, conceptualização e compreensão da natureza do trabalho de consultoria e sobre o real valor dos consultores na forma como demonstram esse valor aos seus clientes. Daqui, ressaltam então as seguintes questões fulcrais. Consultoria de gestão é para quem? Deverá ser o consultor de gestão um auditor interno do seu próprio desempenho? Assim sendo, o que pretendo neste artigo é exatamente enfatizar um conjunto de pressupostos que permitam descrever um conjunto de requisitos necessários que devem estar implícitos nas características intrínsecas da caracterização de um profissional de serviços de consultoria, pois a premissa desta profissão deve compreender que é o profissional de consultoria que deve gerir as suas atividades e não as atividades gerir o profissional de consultoria.; The beginning of the century has been prolific in rapid and radical transformations in the consultancy sector...

Importance Level of Success Criteria in Management Consulting Operations: Th e Turkish Case

Arantes, Sitki Gozlu; Coskun, Aylin
Fonte: Brazilian Association for Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (ABEPRO) Publicador: Brazilian Association for Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (ABEPRO)
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Peer-reviewed Article Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 08/02/2010 ENG
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The purpose of this study is to determine the importance level of success criteria in management consulting operations in Turkey. A survey instrument was developed and posted on the Internet in order to reach as more respondents as possible for the study. A Likert scale of 10 was chosen to explain precisely the differences between the criteria. Eighty responses were returned. It should be stated that the respondents ofthe survey were all Turkish consultants. Descriptive statistical analyses were conducted for the four main categories and their criteria. On the basis of a literature search, it was found reasonable to classify the success criteria for management consulting operations into four basic categories such as human resources, competitiveness, customer relations, and processes and methods. The study presents the ratings of four basic categories and their criteria, which essentially affect the success of consulting fi rms. The results of the research will serve consulting companies as guidelines to pinpoint improvement areas in their consultancy operations. The responses receivedfrom the consultants can be considered reliable and satisfactory. In addition, the important point that this study has revealed is the interest and willingness of the consultants for further studies.

The enactment of auditability: Developing value for money (VFM) Audit practice in the State of Victoria

Dahanayake, Sunil J.
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Thesis (PhD); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Recent literature has highlighted the importance of examining the practices of auditing. However, most of the focus of previous literature has been on front stage elements, such as the audit reports and annual reports. Relatively little attention has been paid to backstage elements, such as the audit methodologies and strategic planning processes that underpin the performance of auditability. Power (1996, 1997, 2003b), Khalifa et al. (2007) and Robson et al. (2007) argue that it is necessary to understand both the audit context and the audit methodologies that underpin audit practice in order to understand how auditability is constructed. This thesis examines how regimes of auditability associated with the value for money (VFM) audit are created and enacted and focuses on the key elements of the VFM audit process namely: audit methodologies, strategic planning process and audit environment with three research questions. The three research questions addressed in this study are: how are VFM audit methodologies developed; how does the role of VFM audit methodology, as reflected by VFM audit process, change over time; how is VFM audit enacted through the strategic planning process. These research questions are explored in the context of the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) between 1982 and 2007. The construction of auditability is theorised by applying the concepts of framing and overflowing (Goffman 1959...

O arranjo gerencial: Estado, empresas de engenharia e arquitetos nos cotidianos de gestão da política habitacional em São Paulo; The management arrangement: State, engineering companies and architects in the daily management of the housing policy in São Paulo

Pulhez, Magaly Marques
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 20/11/2014 PT
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A pesquisa aborda os arranjos estabelecidos entre departamentos estatais, empresas privadas e grupos profissionais na determinação, na regulação e na execução cotidiana da política habitacional em São Paulo. Empiricamente, o trabalho focaliza as empresas de gerenciamento e consultoria - ou simplesmente gerenciadoras - que atuam como terceirizadas há pelo menos vinte e cinco anos junto à Companhia de Desenvolvimento Habitacional e Urbano - CDHU, empresa pública vinculada à Secretaria de Habitação do estado de São Paulo, desenvolvendo atividades concernentes à função gerencial, de administração e controle das etapas de concepção, viabilização, implantação e operação de programas e empreendimentos. Alocadas no amplo setor da Engenharia Consultiva, a atuação destas empresas no país ganha significativa envergadura ainda nos anos 1960, durante a ditadura militar, acompanhando a tendência de transformação do modus operandi estatal e de expansão do repasse de funções executivas do Estado para o setor privado, já então amparada na doutrina gerencialista da eficiência, da competência e da qualidade. Ao longo da tese, são discutidas questões sobre a própria ideia da função gerencial como dispositivo de gestão e como racionalidade...

Consultoria de gestão operacional e gestão da formação

Monteiro, Susana Sofia Mendes
Fonte: Instituto Politécnico do Porto. Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto Publicador: Instituto Politécnico do Porto. Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto
Tipo: Relatório
Publicado em //2013 POR
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Relatório de estágio apresentado ao Instituto de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto para a obtenção do título de Mestre em Auditoria Orientada por Dr. Rodrigo Carvalho Coorientador: Dr. José Rui Dias; O presente relatório trata dos temas abordados no estágio curricular, decorrido entre 1 de Novembro de 2011 e 30 de Abril de 2012 na KXLS2 Comunicação e Imagem Lda., empresa na área de Consultoria e Formação, na Maia, com vista à obtenção do grau de Mestre em Auditoria, pelo Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto. Este trabalho procura enquadrar os conhecimentos teóricos e práticos adquiridos ao longo do meu percurso académico. No presente trabalho faz-se uma breve apresentação da empresa de acolhimento, a KXLS2 Comunicação e Imagem Lda., bem como a descrição de algumas das atividades por mim desenvolvidas na empresa e o seu contributo para a minha formação profissional e pessoal. Da mesma forma, o meu percurso académico teve um peso importante no desempenho das minhas funções com afinco e na minha fácil integração e perceção das atividades da empresa. Alguns dos conhecimentos adquiridos permitiram-me construir instrumentos de auxílio ao exercício das minhas funções...

La consultoría en gestión organizacional en el Valle de Aburrá : análisis de su calidad en cuanto a las competencias de los consultores y a la metodología utilizada / Ramón Elías Bustamante Vélez, Jorge Alberto Valencia de los Ríos

Bustamante Vélez, Ramón Elías; Valencia De Los Ríos, Jorge Alberto
Fonte: Universidad EAFIT; Maestría en Administración - MBA; Escuela de Administración. Departamento de Organización y Gerencia Publicador: Universidad EAFIT; Maestría en Administración - MBA; Escuela de Administración. Departamento de Organización y Gerencia
Tipo: masterThesis; Tesis de Maestría; acceptedVersion
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185 p.; Los servicios de consultoría en gestión organizacional tienen por finalidad brindar soluciones a las necesidades específicas de las organizaciones que se apoyan en los servicios profesionales brindados por personas que dadas sus competencias, pueden desarrollar la capacidad de transferir conocimientos y facilitar la toma de decisiones sobre cual debería ser la mejor alternativa a seguir. Estudiar la calidad de la consultoría percibida por diecinueve empresas grandes y medianas del Valle de Aburrá (Departamento de Antioquia-Colombia), las cuales han contratado este tipo de servicios con el fin de desarrollar proyectos en planeación estratégica, gestión de calidad, gestión humana o gestión de mercadeo y comercialización, puede servir para caracterizar la consultoría en gestión organizacional en cuanto a las competencias fundamentales de los consultores y a la metodología de consultoría utilizada. Se pretende con ello identificar posibles caminos que orienten a los actuales y futuros consultores en el mejoramiento de esta actividad.; The consulting services in organizational management have by purpose of offering solutions to the specific necessities of the organizations who lean in the professional services offered by people who given their competences...

Strategies for the management and adoption of impact capture processes within research information management systems

Fedorciow, Laura; Bayley, Julie
Fonte: euroCRIS Publicador: euroCRIS
Tipo: Conference Paper
EN
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Delivered at the CRIS2014 Conference in Rome; published in Procedia Computer Science 33 (Jul 2014).; Contains conference paper (8 pages) and presentation (19 slides).; Following the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF), attention across the Higher Education sector is turning to embedding impact measurement within the organisation. Impact is defined as the social, financial and environmental effects of research. Planning and capturing impact however is a difficult and resource-intensive activity, demanding both strategic commitment and infrastructure support. A means to systematically capture and monitor impact across the organisation is crucial to continued research success. In addition, with impact data capture as an emerging practice, there is the opportunity and necessity for a degree of standardisation in the approach to measuring impact across HEIs. Vertigo Ventures, an impact measurement consultancy, has been using and expanding its tool- VV-Impact Metrics with UK universities to support assessments by identifying impact pathways, impact indicators, evidence collection and analysis to improve the quality of the evidence and narrative. Vertigo Ventures has been working with Coventry University to use its VV-Impact Metrics tool in their self-service module (ERIC) to create a systematised data capture platform that can be readily used by the academic community to input data. This paper discusses the experience and learning from the process of embedding a solution institutionally.

The work of financialisation: an ethnography of a global management consultancy in post-Mao China

Chong, Kimberly
Fonte: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis Publicador: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis
Tipo: Thesis; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em /09/2012 EN
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This thesis examines and exposes the work of one of the most enigmatic of capitalist institutions – the management consultancy – as that of financialisation. In recent decades financial markets have played an increasingly important role in the operations of the global economy, which has led to fundamental changes to managerial practices of the modern corporation. In particular, many authors, from a variety of disciplines within social sciences, have discussed the ascendancy of shareholder value as the ideology of corporate governance. But what is rarely examined is how shareholder value has been disseminated and installed as a corporate good. At the same time, there continues to be widespread ignorance about one of the major proponents of shareholder value – management consultancies. In short, we still do not know what consultancies do. I attempt to address this lacuna by examining how management is practised within management consultancy. Through an ethnography based on 16 months of fieldwork inside one of the world’s largest management consultancies, I show that shareholder value is an ethic of production which has to be made through a set of sociotechnical practices which are deployed in the pursuit of an ontological transformation – the enactment of the corporation as a financial asset. I highlight the importance of information technology (IT) in this endeavour...