Between reorganizations to make IBM and Accenture more like Deloitte and PwC's Booz acquisition making the Big Four firm more like McKinsey, the management consulting market appears to be converging around a similar approach. However, massive potential disruptions such as emerging technologies, new entrants and commoditization of management consulting services lie beneath the surface.
Practice Manager and Principal Analyst Patrick Heffernan, Analysts Bozhidar Hristov and Jennifer Hamel shared their perspectives on 2014 trends in management consulting, focusing specifically on acquisitions in the field. The team also spoke on new offerings in management consulting and regional developments as well as how all of this affects TBR's 2014 outlook for management consulting.
Questions for discussion will included:
• What does the Booz acquisition mean for PwC and the management consulting market?
• Will Accenture and IBM's restructuring and reorganizations finally shift their management consulting growth into a higher gear?
• Will Europe's new love for offshoring have a ripple effect on the management consulting market?