Management consultancy’s role in delivering lasting [triple bottom line] benefits

Iain Reid, Olga Matthias, David Bamford

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Management consultants have become ubiquitous in helping improve organizational performance. This paper presents an investigation of the impact of their interventions on organizational sustainability and growth through the performance improvement work carried out for and with their clients. The paper presents the findings of a questionnaire survey of 440 respondents from 206 countries; 197 of respondents were Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and 243 from large organizations. There is a particular focus on knowledge transfer in terms of urgency and impact of the work with regard to the extent to which consulting interventions in SMEs, as well as large multinational corporations, embed long-term sustainability practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-492
Number of pages14
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Issue number5-6
Early online date10 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2019


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