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Cuckoo in the Nest? the Rise of Management Consulting in Large Accounting Firms

Megan S. McDougald and Royston Greenwood

in The Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199235049
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199235049.013.0005

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

 Cuckoo in the Nest? the Rise of Management Consulting in Large Accounting Firms

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This article studies the rise of management consulting within large accounting firms. It first discusses the history of accounting, and then looks at the rise of management consulting within large accounting firms. It also introduces two tensions that emerged from the growth in these services, namely the tension between consultants and accountants and the risk of ‘client capture’.

Keywords: management consulting; large accounting firms; accounting; tensions; client capture

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Subjects: Business and Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour ; Accounting

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