- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Notes on the Contributors
- Researching Management Consulting: An Introduction to the Handbook
- The Engineering Origins Of the Consulting Industry And its Long Shadow
- Human Relations And Management Consulting: Elton Mayo And Eric Trist
- Institutional Change And The Growth Of Strategy Consulting In The United States
- Cuckoo in the Nest? the Rise of Management Consulting in Large Accounting Firms
- It Consulting And Outsourcing Firms: Evolution, Business Models, And Future Prospects
- Sociological Perspectives On Management Consulting
- Consultants In Context: Global Dominance, Societal Effect, And The Capitalist System
- Professions And Professionalism In Management Consulting
- Economics Approaches To Management Consulting
- The Geographies Of Management Consultancy Firms
- Knowledge Management And Management Consulting
- Consultants And Organization Concepts
- Structuring Consulting Firms
- Managing Consultants: Control And Identity
- Consultants In The Management Fashion Arena
- Management Gurus As Celebrity Consultants
- Business Schools And Consultancies: The Blurring Of Boundaries
- The Nature Of Client–Consultant Interaction: A Critical Review
- The Client In The Client–Consultant Relationship
- Consultants And Clients From Constructivist Perspectives
- Governments And Management Consultants: Supply, Demand, And Effectiveness
- The Future Research Agenda
- Consulting And Ethics
- Gender In Consulting: A Review And Research Agenda
- Management Consulting In Developing And Emerging Economies: Towards A Postcolonial Perspective
Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses the evolution of IT consulting and outsourcing firms. It first describes the emergence and evolution of IT consulting and outsourcing, and then identifies the various players in this market. The next section studies the size and structure of IT consulting. This article also examines the different business models of IT consulting and outsourcing firms and compares these models with those of general management consulting firms.
Kerim Galal studied Information Systems at the University of Münster and the School of Economics and Management in Lund, Sweden. He spent three years as a research assistant at the Chair of Strategy and Organization at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. In his research he has focused on the consulting business. Today, he works as the executive assistant to the CEO of DEKRA SE.
Ansgar Richter is Professor of Strategy and Organization at EBS Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany. He studied philosophy and economics in Germany and at the London School of Economics, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and INSEAD. He also has several years of experience as a management consultant with a leading strategy consulting company. In his research he investigates the organization and strategy of professional service firms.
Vera Wendlandt (M.Sc.Ec.) studied Economics at Münster University, Germany, where she focused on the economics of hybrid organizations and the traffic and energy sectors. After finishing her studies in 2007, she started working as a management consultant for logistics service providers near Frankfurt, which is also her current position. In 2008 she began her doctoral studies on organizational phenomena in the traffic sector at Münster University, which will be completed in 2012. During her doctoral studies Vera Wendlandt worked for one year, from 2009 to 2010, as a research assistant under the direction of Ansgar Richter, Ph.D.
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