The Logic of Management Consulting, Part 1

Journal of Management Consulting, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 3-11, 1998

26 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2008

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

This two-part article explores why management consultants and why they organize in independent firms. The intellectual foundation is transaction cost economics.

Part 1 summarizes the history of management consulting and reviews the literature. Part 2 applies TCE to management consulting to explain why the boundary between consultants and their clients is drawn the way it is.

Keywords: management consulting, transaction cost economics

JEL Classification: L14, L84

Suggested Citation

Canback, Staffan, The Logic of Management Consulting, Part 1 (1998). Journal of Management Consulting, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 3-11, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1276066

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