MANAGEMENT EDUCATION, MEDIA AND CONSULTING AND THE CREATION OF EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
European management practice is rapidly becoming standardized through the imitation of large actors and the interaction of institutions for management education, management media and management consulting. This process is reinforced by the fact that these three types of institutions are increasingly becoming more homogeneous. The CEMP research reported in this article provided evidence for these developments in terms of the structure of the different fields of management, marked by the development of a number of global actors, particularly of Anglo-American origin. However, our research also showed that the actual dissemination of ideas varies considerably between countries and between companies. Furthermore, the borders between the different fields of management have become blurred, with the various actors acting not solely as knowledge carriers but also as intermediaries and scrutinizers. These results have interesting implications for corporate governance and for the management of European companies in a globalized world.