Management Consulting In Developing And Emerging Economies: Towards A Postcolonial Perspective

Michal Frenkel*, Yehouda Shenhav

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Although the consulting market first emerged in the US and the UK, management consultancy has already reached its peak in emerging and developing economies around the world. This article draws on empirical studies of management in these economies in order to provide a better understanding of this field. It studies the ideas and theoretical insights from postcolonial theory and suggests new theoretical directions for understanding the encounters between local clients and foreign consultancies in third world contexts. This article determines that foreign consultancy in other countries - besides the US and the UK - should be recognized as a solid manifestation of the abstract idea of the third space of in-between.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191749476
ISBN (Print)9780199235049
StatePublished - 18 Sep 2012


  • Consulting market
  • Foreign consultancy
  • In-between
  • New theoretical directions
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Third world contexts


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