The management consulting industry in South Africa : a strategic assessment

Oosthuizen, Hein (2003-04)

Article published in the South African Journal of Business Management vol 34(4): 15-26, 2003


The Management Consulting Industry (MCI) is considered to be one of the most powerful forces shaping organizational strategy. However, from its major growth phase during the late 1980s into the 1990s, and until the present time, it now appears that the industry is in a mature consolidation phase. Perhaps even an early decline. The scope and nature of the MCI is global, and consequently, the South African industry is inextricably linked to and integrated with global developments. The local industry is large in absolute terms and high in value-adding propensity.

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