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2631-987X
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07 Jun 2018
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2 times per year
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Volume 4 (2021): Issue 1 (January 2021)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2631-987X
First Published
07 Jun 2018
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

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6 Articles
Open Access

Management Consulting: The Road Ahead

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 1 - 4

Abstract

Abstract

This is a view of the $150bn global management consultancy industry, abridged from a masterclass presentation given to the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers in Ireland in November 2020. The paper looks forward and explores the implications of current sector dynamics. It is structured into two sections: the global management consulting market, and the implications for consulting business models.

Open Access

How Small Consultancies Grow: Challenging Problem-Based Theorising

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 5 - 20

Abstract

Abstract

This paper explores the adequacy of problem- based theorising in explaining the growth of small management consultancies. Literature on professional service firm growth tends to skip over the entrepreneurial stage, assuming ‘crises’ of governance during growth periods. Using interviews with 42 founders who grew their firms, the paper identifies challenges and potential solutions that impacted success. The paper argues that challenges were generally pre-empted by founders through the deployment of expertise that was acquired during experience, education or the use of software. The paper finds no evidence for the assumptions of ‘problem based’ theories of growth, and argues that changes in technology, experience and education may have rendered the theory useless – at least for understanding the growth of small consulting firms.

Open Access

Chief Digital Officers: What We Know So Far

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 21 - 28

Abstract

Open Access

Rethinking the Top-Line and realignment of the Bottom-Line in a Post-Covid Landscape

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 29 - 36

Abstract

Open Access

“We’re All in This Together”; Covid, Clients, and Consulting Ethics: A Tale of Two Firms

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 37 - 40

Abstract

Open Access

Ways Consultants Can Help Clients’ Companies Create a Culture That Thrives

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 41 - 44

Abstract

6 Articles
Open Access

Management Consulting: The Road Ahead

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 1 - 4

Abstract

Abstract

This is a view of the $150bn global management consultancy industry, abridged from a masterclass presentation given to the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers in Ireland in November 2020. The paper looks forward and explores the implications of current sector dynamics. It is structured into two sections: the global management consulting market, and the implications for consulting business models.

Open Access

How Small Consultancies Grow: Challenging Problem-Based Theorising

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 5 - 20

Abstract

Abstract

This paper explores the adequacy of problem- based theorising in explaining the growth of small management consultancies. Literature on professional service firm growth tends to skip over the entrepreneurial stage, assuming ‘crises’ of governance during growth periods. Using interviews with 42 founders who grew their firms, the paper identifies challenges and potential solutions that impacted success. The paper argues that challenges were generally pre-empted by founders through the deployment of expertise that was acquired during experience, education or the use of software. The paper finds no evidence for the assumptions of ‘problem based’ theories of growth, and argues that changes in technology, experience and education may have rendered the theory useless – at least for understanding the growth of small consulting firms.

Open Access

Chief Digital Officers: What We Know So Far

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 21 - 28

Abstract

Open Access

Rethinking the Top-Line and realignment of the Bottom-Line in a Post-Covid Landscape

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 29 - 36

Abstract

Open Access

“We’re All in This Together”; Covid, Clients, and Consulting Ethics: A Tale of Two Firms

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 37 - 40

Abstract

Open Access

Ways Consultants Can Help Clients’ Companies Create a Culture That Thrives

Published Online: 26 Dec 2021
Page range: 41 - 44

Abstract

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