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Accomplishments in consultancy work: ambiguity and distribution of praise and blame

Alvesson, Mats LU and Sveningsson, Stefan LU (2010) In Discourses of Deficit
Abstract
This chapter addresses identity constructions in the context of consultant-client relations in consultancy work. The focus is on how consultants and client managers use the image of each other as negative mirrors of themselves, making collaboration tension-ridden and complicated. In particular we emphasize identity dynamics around the attribution of credit and blame, drawing attention to the evaluatory and moral aspects of identity constructions in ambiguous, boundary-spanning work contexts.
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credit and blame, clients, management consultancy, identity work, ambiguity
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Discourses of Deficit
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C, Candlin; J, Crichton; and
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Palgrave Macmillan
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English
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  abstract     = {This chapter addresses identity constructions in the context of consultant-client relations in consultancy work. The focus is on how consultants and client managers use the image of each other as negative mirrors of themselves, making collaboration tension-ridden and complicated. In particular we emphasize identity dynamics around the attribution of credit and blame, drawing attention to the evaluatory and moral aspects of identity constructions in ambiguous, boundary-spanning work contexts.},
  author       = {Alvesson, Mats and Sveningsson, Stefan},
  editor       = {C, Candlin and J, Crichton},
  keyword      = {credit and blame,clients,management consultancy,identity work,ambiguity},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Palgrave Macmillan},
  series       = {Discourses of Deficit},
  title        = {Accomplishments in consultancy work: ambiguity and distribution of praise and blame},
  year         = {2010},
}