publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Co-constructive consulting: a pragmatic, relational constructionist approach

Hicks, Jeff;
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  • Published: 17 Feb 2010
  • Publisher: University of Twente
  • Country: Netherlands
Management consulting is a $300 billion industry, about 70% of which is accounted for by organizational change work. These numbers aren’t especially remarkable, unless you consider that a similar percentage of change initiatives—about 70%, according to numerous studies—fail to meet their stated objectives. It’s not too difficult, in other words, to make a case for fundamental change in management and business consulting. In this dissertation, we develop an alternative approach we refer to as ‘co-constructive consulting.’ With this alternative, the focus is less on the transfer of existing knowledge, and more on the co-constructing of new knowledge that is fit-fo...
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