Management Consultancy and the British State

A Historical Analysis Since 1960

Authors: Weiss, Antonio E.

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  • First historical study examining how and why the British state has become one of the largest procurers of management consultancy services in the world
  • Features dozens of interviews with senior figures from some of the largest consultancy firms in the world
  • Offers detailed quantitative data on public sector expenditure on management consultancy services
  • Highlights the changing nature of how consultancy firms communicated with their clients during the period
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About this book

This book traces the emergence and development of the relationship between management consultancies and the British state. It seeks to answer three questions: why were management consultants brought into the machinery of the state; how has state power been impacted by bringing profit-seeking actors into the machinery of the state; and how has the nature of management consultancy changed over time?

The book demonstrates the role consultants played in major developments in the postwar period. Specific case studies interrogate how consultancies influenced the policy fields of health service reform and social security benefits. This book will redefine debates amongst business historians and historians of the postwar British state about the nature of management consultancy and public sector reform.

About the authors

Antonio E. Weiss is a management writer and advisor. He is a Director at 2020 Delivery, one of the United Kingdom’s leading public service management consultancy firms. He has written for a number of publications, including the Financial TimesGuardianProspect, and been featured on BBC Radio 4 and other international media. He received his PhD in History from Birkbeck, University of London. He is also an elected local government councillor in a London borough in the UK.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook £71.50
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management Consultancy and the British State
Book Subtitle
A Historical Analysis Since 1960
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99876-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99876-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99875-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 355
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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