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Interview with Handelsblatt

16. January 2020
In an interview with Bert Fröndhoff of Handelsblatt, Professor Dietmar Fink comments on current market developments in the consulting industry and the growing power of the leading consultancies.
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Why does the government need management consultants?

21. December 2019
Consultants are in good business with government agencies, ministries and other state institutions. In 2018, the German government alone spent at least 175 million euros of taxpayers' money on external consulting. Is this money well invested? This was the topic of a discussion hosted by Geli Hensolt on SWR2 Forum with Professor Dietmar Fink, Elke Benning-Rohnke and Dr. Gerhard Schick.
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Interview on Capital.de

21. December 2019
In an interview with Lutz Meier from the business magazine Capital, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink discuss the current challenges faced by small and large consulting firms.
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The Hidden Champions 2020

19. December 2019
The consulting industry is dominated by a few large consulting companies. About a quarter of the approximately 36 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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German SME Summit 2019

28. June 2019
For the tenth time, on the occasion of the 6th German SME Summit in the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt, together with former Federal President Christian Wulff and over 1,200 guests, we honoured the best consultants for SMEs. This year again, Linda Zervakis, the charming Tagesschau spokeswoman, led through the evening.
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German auditors’ meeting in Frankfurt am Main

22. March 2019
Invited by manager magazin and WGMB, "Germany's best auditors" met in Frankfurt. In presentations, debates and personal discussions, more than 90 guests explored what moves the industry and how artificial intelligence is changing the auditing profession.
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Germany’s best auditors 2019

21. March 2019
For decades, the Big Four controlled everything in the world of auditors. But for PwC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte, the former core business is developing into a sideline; they are growing primarily thanks to their advisory services. In a study with manager magazin, we uncover the strengths and weaknesses of the most important players in the industry - and award Germany's best auditors.
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Interview on the benefits of consultants on SWR Aktuell

1. March 2019
What do consultants really achieve? When does it make sense to bring in external expertise? In an interview with Andreas Herrler from SWR Aktuell, Prof. Fink discusses the benefits of consulting assignments in politics and industry.
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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 Wulff 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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Interview with Handelsblatt

By dfink  /  16. January 2020
In an interview with Bert Fröndhoff of Handelsblatt, Professor Dietmar Fink comments on current market developments in the consulting industry...
Read more

Why does the government need management consultants?

By dfink  /  21. December 2019
Consultants are in good business with government agencies, ministries and other state institutions. In 2018, the German government alone spent...
Read more

Interview on Capital.de

By dfink  /  21. December 2019
In an interview with Lutz Meier from the business magazine Capital, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink discuss the current challenges...
Read more

The Hidden Champions 2020

By dfink  /  19. December 2019
The consulting industry is dominated by a few large consulting companies. About a quarter of the approximately 36 billion Euro...
Read more

German SME Summit 2019

By dfink  /  28. June 2019
For the tenth time, on the occasion of the 6th German SME Summit in the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt, together with...
Read more

German auditors’ meeting in Frankfurt am Main

By dfink  /  22. March 2019
Invited by manager magazin and WGMB, "Germany's best auditors" met in Frankfurt. In presentations, debates and personal discussions, more than...
Read more

Germany’s best auditors 2019

By dfink  /  21. March 2019
For decades, the Big Four controlled everything in the world of auditors. But for PwC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte, the...
Read more

Interview on the benefits of consultants on SWR Aktuell

By dfink  /  1. March 2019
What do consultants really achieve? When does it make sense to bring in external expertise? In an interview with Andreas...
Read more

Article on public sector consulting in manager magazin

By dfink  /  22. February 2019
The affair of questionable public contracts is giving the consulting industry an unfortunate debate. Over three billion euros were spent...
Read more

The best consultants in Switzerland

By dfink  /  22. February 2019
McKinsey, BCG and Bain are the best management consultants in Switzerland. For the fourth time following 2009, 2012 and 2015,...
Read more

Future Talk by Deloitte with Professor Fink

By dfink  /  21. January 2019
Just like in the fashion industry, management trends alternate time and again. Some ideas are in vogue, some get forgotten...
Read more

Interview on manager-magazin.de

By dfink  /  27. August 2018
In an interview with Dietmar Student from Manager Magazin, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink shed light on the strengths and...
Read more

Report in Manager Magazin

By dfink  /  23. August 2018
The consulting industry is running hot. Every wisdom, no matter how banal, can be turned into money under the sign...
Read more

German SME Summit 2018

By dfink  /  29. June 2018
On the 5th German SME Summit in Kornwestheim, together with former Federal President Christian Wulff and over 1,200 guests, we...
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Since 1998 we have been evaluating the leading consulting firms in Germany – management consultants such as McKinsey, Bain and BCG, IT consultants such as Accenture, IBM and Capgemini as well as accounting firms such as PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG. In our studies we analyse their expertise, in our rankings we show their strengths and weaknesses. On this basis, we support consultants and their clients as strategic advisors and as sources of thought leadership.

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