This Case is about COMPETITIVE STRATEGY, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, INNOVATION, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, MANAGING PEOPLE

PUBLICATION DATE: January 17, 2008 PRODUCT #: 308S31-PDF-SPA

A Video Brief that can be exposed in class or contained in a digital coursepack accompany this case. Teachers should consider the time of making the video accessible to pupils, as it may show crucial case details. This case describes the development of McKinsey & Co. as a international management consulting firm from 1926 to 1996. In particular, it targets the manner in which McKinsey has developed systems, structures, procedures, and practices to help it transfer, develop, and disseminate knowledge among its 3,800 advisors in 69 offices globally. Reasons by focusing on three youthful advisers running in each measurement of the company’s organization – the business practice, the local office, and the company’s competence centre. Rajat Gupta, managing director, wonders if the changes he’s made are adequate to keep the critical knowledge development procedure of the company.

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