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date: 25 April 2019

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This article considers the role of consultants in public service reforms in different European and North American countries. It first studies the supply and demand for consultants. It then provides the findings of existing research on the effects of the growing use of consultants in the public sector on the consulting industry and the government. This article also considers the impact consultants and governments have had on each other.

Keywords: consultants, public service reforms, supply and demand, consulting industry, government

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