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Article on public sector consulting in manager magazin

22. February 2019
The affair of questionable public contracts is giving the consulting industry an unfortunate debate. Over three billion euros were spent last year by public bodies on consultants. In manager magazin, Dietmar Student picks up on our market figures and confronts BCG Germany CEO Carsten Kratz with unpleasant questions.
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The best consultants in Switzerland

22. February 2019
McKinsey, BCG and Bain are the best management consultants in Switzerland. For the fourth time following 2009, 2012 and 2015, we have taken a close look at the Swiss consulting market. In its March issue, the magazine BILANZ reports exclusively on the results of our study.
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Future Talk by Deloitte with Professor Fink

21. January 2019
Just like in the fashion industry, management trends alternate time and again. Some ideas are in vogue, some get forgotten and some become classics. In Deloitte's "Future Talk", Dr. Alexander Börsch and Professor Fink discuss the future of management concepts, whether artificial intelligence can provide us with completely new approaches and how the education of managers will change.
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Interview on manager-magazin.de

27. August 2018
In an interview with Dietmar Student from Manager Magazin, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of the consulting profession and the future of the consulting market.
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Report in Manager Magazin

23. August 2018
The consulting industry is running hot. Every wisdom, no matter how banal, can be turned into money under the sign of digitalization. But who really has something to offer? In its September issue, Manager Magazin reported exclusively on the results of our new study on the leading management consultants in Germany.
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German SME Summit 2018

29. June 2018
On the 5th German SME Summit in Kornwestheim, together with former Federal President Christian Wulf and over 1,200 guests, we honoured the best consultants for SMEs for the ninth time. The evening was led by Tagesschau presenter Linda Zervakis.
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Germany’s best auditors 2018

23. March 2018
The auditing industry is changing. The market leaders have massively strengthened their consulting arms. Their classic business with audit certificates is losing importance. We interviewed 1,155 decision-makers about their experiences with auditors. Together with Manager Magazin, we have identified Germany's best auditors for 2018 based on this survey.
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Professor Fink at the FAZ

1. March 2018
Could it be that consultants will be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future? There's no question about it: digitalization will change the industry. However, a sure instinct cannot be digitized, says Professor Fink in an interview with Tillmann Neuscheler of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. They discuss technology and people and the future of the industry.
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Hidden Champions Club

11. January 2018
Every two years, WGMB, together with the business magazine Capital, selects the best specialist consultancies in Germany. For the first time there was a summit meeting. The 22 winners of the current round met at the Soho House in Berlin. It was a long, stimulating evening with intensive discussions, new alliances and numerous impulses for the Champions League of the consulting industry.
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Interview on capital.de

21. December 2017
In the past few years, smaller specialist consultancies have repeatedly been taken over by the big players in the market. Only just became known: Infront becomes part of KPS, the health insurance experts of B-LUE join Bain and the German team of OC&C has found a new home at EY. In an interview with Horst von Buttlar, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink talk about the consolidation of the industry.
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The Hidden Champions 2018

14. December 2017
The consulting industry is dominated by a few large consulting companies. About a quarter of the approximately 30 billion Euro turnover on the German consulting market is generated by 25 of the 16,000 companies - led by the big three: McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. But when it comes to the quality of consulting, small, specialized firms sometimes outstrip the big ones. The magazine Capital reports on the new edition of our study on the hidden champions of the consulting market.
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Digitalization in the SME sector

14. August 2017
What is the state of digitalization in small and medium-sized enterprises? Together with Professor Christoph Rasche from the University of Potsdam, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink have focused on this topic. In an article in the current book by science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar, which portrays the innovation leaders of German SMEs, they presented the results of their analysis.
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German SME Summit 2017

23. June 2017
Together with former Federal President Christian Wulf, we honoured the best consultants for medium-sized businesses for the eighth time on the occasion of the 4th German SME Summit at the Colosseum Theater in Essen.
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Article in the Journal of Applied Business Research

28. April 2017
The success of a consultant has an effect on his reputation. But does his reputation also affect his success? In an article in the Journal of Applied Business Research, we show how a consultant's reputation influences his clients' commitment - and the extent to which they comply with his advice.
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Article on public sector consulting in manager magazin

22. February 2019
The affair of questionable public contracts is giving the consulting industry an unfortunate debate. Over three billion euros were spent last year by public bodies on consultants. In manager magazin, Dietmar Student picks up on our market figures and confronts BCG Germany CEO Carsten Kratz with unpleasant questions.
Read more

The best consultants in Switzerland

22. February 2019
McKinsey, BCG and Bain are the best management consultants in Switzerland. For the fourth time following 2009, 2012 and 2015, we have taken a close look at the Swiss consulting market. In its March issue, the magazine BILANZ reports exclusively on the results of our study.
Read more

Future Talk by Deloitte with Professor Fink

21. January 2019
Just like in the fashion industry, management trends alternate time and again. Some ideas are in vogue, some get forgotten and some become classics. In Deloitte's "Future Talk", Dr. Alexander Börsch and Professor Fink discuss the future of management concepts, whether artificial intelligence can provide us with completely new approaches and how the education of managers will change.
Read more

Interview on manager-magazin.de

27. August 2018
In an interview with Dietmar Student from Manager Magazin, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of the consulting profession and the future of the consulting market.
Read more

Report in Manager Magazin

23. August 2018
The consulting industry is running hot. Every wisdom, no matter how banal, can be turned into money under the sign of digitalization. But who really has something to offer? In its September issue, Manager Magazin reported exclusively on the results of our new study on the leading management consultants in Germany.
Read more

German SME Summit 2018

29. June 2018
On the 5th German SME Summit in Kornwestheim, together with former Federal President Christian Wulf and over 1,200 guests, we honoured the best consultants for SMEs for the ninth time. The evening was led by Tagesschau presenter Linda Zervakis.
Read more

Germany’s best auditors 2018

23. March 2018
The auditing industry is changing. The market leaders have massively strengthened their consulting arms. Their classic business with audit certificates is losing importance. We interviewed 1,155 decision-makers about their experiences with auditors. Together with Manager Magazin, we have identified Germany's best auditors for 2018 based on this survey.
Read more

Professor Fink at the FAZ

1. March 2018
Could it be that consultants will be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future? There's no question about it: digitalization will change the industry. However, a sure instinct cannot be digitized, says Professor Fink in an interview with Tillmann Neuscheler of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. They discuss technology and people and the future of the industry.
Read more

Hidden Champions Club

11. January 2018
Every two years, WGMB, together with the business magazine Capital, selects the best specialist consultancies in Germany. For the first time there was a summit meeting. The 22 winners of the current round met at the Soho House in Berlin. It was a long, stimulating evening with intensive discussions, new alliances and numerous impulses for the Champions League of the consulting industry.
Read more

Interview on capital.de

21. December 2017
In the past few years, smaller specialist consultancies have repeatedly been taken over by the big players in the market. Only just became known: Infront becomes part of KPS, the health insurance experts of B-LUE join Bain and the German team of OC&C has found a new home at EY. In an interview with Horst von Buttlar, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink talk about the consolidation of the industry.
Read more

The Hidden Champions 2018

14. December 2017
The consulting industry is dominated by a few large consulting companies. About a quarter of the approximately 30 billion Euro turnover on the German consulting market is generated by 25 of the 16,000 companies - led by the big three: McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. But when it comes to the quality of consulting, small, specialized firms sometimes outstrip the big ones. The magazine Capital reports on the new edition of our study on the hidden champions of the consulting market.
Read more

Digitalization in the SME sector

14. August 2017
What is the state of digitalization in small and medium-sized enterprises? Together with Professor Christoph Rasche from the University of Potsdam, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink have focused on this topic. In an article in the current book by science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar, which portrays the innovation leaders of German SMEs, they presented the results of their analysis.
Read more

German SME Summit 2017

23. June 2017
Together with former Federal President Christian Wulf, we honoured the best consultants for medium-sized businesses for the eighth time on the occasion of the 4th German SME Summit at the Colosseum Theater in Essen.
Read more

Article in the Journal of Applied Business Research

28. April 2017
The success of a consultant has an effect on his reputation. But does his reputation also affect his success? In an article in the Journal of Applied Business Research, we show how a consultant's reputation influences his clients' commitment - and the extent to which they comply with his advice.
Read more

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