Title

The consultant CONUNDRUM

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-2010

Abstract

The article discusses the techniques of managers in the selection of consultants and consulting firms for the requirement of specific expertise. It suggests several approaches in the selection of an appropriate consultant, including the use of web sites to browse the services of consulting firms. It mentions the availability of decision support for a specific type of project which uses third-party reviewers to present the list of possible consulting firms that could be applied to the area of expertise needed. It cites the examples of activities which aid in the assessment of the capabilities of consultants including in-depth workshop, reference check, and follow-up questions.

Keywords

Consultants, consulting firms, decision support systems

Discipline

Human Resources Management | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Industrial Engineer

Volume

42

Issue

8

First Page

50

Last Page

+

ISSN

1542-894X

Publisher

Institute of Industrial Engineers

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