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Author Marsh, Sheila, 1954- author.

Title The feminine in management consulting : power, emotion and values in consulting interactions / Sheila Marsh
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 318 pages) : illustrations, plans
Contents PART I: CONSULTING: EXPLORING THE TERRAIN -- Consultants, Confidantes and Consorts: A Genealogy of Consulting and Advice-giving to Organizational Leaders -- Images of Consulting: What Currently shapes How We See Consulting and How it Works? -- Consulting as a Discursive Practice -- PART II: DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF CONSULTING INTERACTIONS -- Researching Consulting Interactions: From Process Ontology to Critical Discourse Analysis -- Women Consultants in Action: Critical Discourse Analysis of ₁Live₂ Consulting Interaction -- Women's Stories about Consulting: Critical Discourse Analysis of Reflective Material -- PART III: MAKING SENSE -- What is Going on in Consulting Interactions?: Exploring Meta-themes of Power, Emotion and Values -- Femininities and Consulting: (Re- )animating a ₁Feminine₂ Discourse of Consulting -- Towards a ₁Critical Consulting₂ Practice: The Contribution of a ₁Feminine₂ Discourse of Consulting
Summary A unique look inside consulting, in which an historical review from premodern times and live contemporary interactions reveal the shadowy consultant figure, one very different to that of current research and literature. Drawing on sources as diverse as Plato, Machiavelli, Catherine of Aragon and the salonnaïres, the historical review shows the dilemmas (and critiques) of consulting are not new. These link to competing discourses such as the trusted adviser versus the objective professional. The author uncovers a feminine discourse of consulting in small scale consulting work in the public and not-for-profit sectors that challenges stereotypical images of the slick showman aiming to maximize his fees. Power, emotion and values dominate the interactions in this book and connect to the webs of relationships of those involved, their multiple identities and how they see the commercial process. Critical Discourse Analysis illustrates these key themes and informs a feminine discourse of consulting, which offers practitioners and researchers steps towards a critical consulting practice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-312) and index
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Subject Women consultants.
Business consultants.
Business consultants.
Women consultants.
Konsulter -- kvinnor.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230594883