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Making a consultancy slideshow 'rock solid': a study of pragmatic efficacy

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  • Alaric Bourgoin

    (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech)

  • Fabian Muniesa

    (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech)

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Examines the pragmatic efficacy of a the diagrammatic presentation of managerial problems in a consultancy slideshow through an ethnographic analysis of a consultancy mission, and discusses findings in the light of a pragmatist approach.

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Paper provided by Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech in its series CSI Working Papers Series with number 027.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:emn:wpaper:027

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Keywords: management consulting; organizational ethnography; powerpoint; managerial communication; pragmatism;

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