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 organisational performance. This paper presents an investigation of the impact of their interventions on organisational 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), 243 from large organisations. 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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages479-492
Number of pages14
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Volume30
Issue number5-6
Early online date10 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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Sustainable development
Industry
Sustainability
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Triple bottom line
Management consultancy
Management consultants
Organizational performance
Multinational corporations
Consulting
Knowledge transfer
Questionnaire survey
Performance improvement

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Reid, Iain ; Matthias, Olga ; Bamford, David. / Management consultancy’s role in delivering lasting [triple bottom line] benefits. In: Production Planning and Control. 2019 ; Vol. 30, No. 5-6. pp. 479-492.
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