5th International Conference on Management Consulting
- 09-06-2011 09:00
- 11-06-2011 17:00
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Ooa professionaliseringsactiviteit
Academy of Management, Management Consulting Division
‘EXPLORING THE PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS’
June, 9-11, 2011, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Management Consulting Division (MCD) of the Academy of Management invites researchers, educators, consulting practitioners and executives to participate in the debate on the professional identity of management consultants during presentations, symposia and workshops.
The management consulting profession is young and emerging, and its social status highly ambiguous. It does not have professional standards or accreditation criteria like in medicine and law, there are low barriers to entry, and a broad range of tasks is undertaken in the name of consulting.
A crucial aspect of what constitutes such a loosely defined profession is the identity of its members. The professional identity of management consultants is continuously developing through the various ways management consultants identify themselves and how others identify them.
The upcoming Management Consulting Division Conference in Amsterdam aims to explore the dynamic and multiple ways the professional identity of management consultants is being constituted, answering questions such as: How do clients and academics see consultants? How do consultants and consultancies see themselves? How are consultants’ contributions viewed in society?
Registration for the conference is open at www.vu.nl/mcd2011.
We hope to welcome you all at our conference on June 9-11 2011 in Amsterdam!
Kind regards from Amsterdam from the local organizing committee,
Léon de Caluwé
Irene Skovgaard Smith
Astrid ter Wiel
MCD Conference 2011
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Telephone 020-5989082 (Astrid ter Wiel)