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date: 01 October 2020

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This article considers the public concerns on the quality of consulting advice and the costs of failure. It focuses on three main themes that have been prominent in related literature. The first is the question of how far one should define management consulting as a profession or an occupation. The second is about how one should account for weak professionalism, while the third is on the debates about the wider consequences of weak professionalism, especially for the clients who receive consulting services.

Keywords: public concerns, quality, consulting advice, costs of failure, management consulting, weak professionalism, consulting services

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