The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Management Consultants global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
Accenture $x.xlock
Deloitte $x.xlock
PricewaterhouseCoopers $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2011 - 2016
Annual Growth
2016 - 2021
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The increasing need for technology-based solutions has exposed the industry to competition
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Stronger corporate profitability and greater private investment over the past five years have driven growth in the Global Management Consultants industry. In the United States, which remains the greatest contributor to industry revenue, regulatory reforms in the financial and healthcare sectors have particularly heightened demand for business advisory services. Over the next five years, positive economic trends are expected to continue encouraging businesses to spend on consulting services...

    Industry Investment

    The Global Management Consultants industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar invested in labor costs, the industry is expected to spend only $0.04 on capital. The industry involves high labor costs, as consultants typically have strong educational backgrounds, extensive work histories and adequate experience to provide advisory services to growing or restructuring businesses. The consultation process is highly personalized, and many consultants are sought after. For example, contracts can be won or lost if a certain expert enters or departs a company. Sourcing clients can also be expensive and might involve a prolonged process that requires a well-developed network of domestic and international contacts. Cap..

    Additional Insights for the Global Management Consultants Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Management Consultants Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Effective quality control
  • Well-developed internal processes
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global aggregate private investment and Downstream Demand - Finance and Insurance in the Global Management Consultants industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Global Management Consultants Industry?

    Management consultants provide advice and assistance to organizations on strategic and organizational planning; financial planning and budgeting; marketing objectives and policies; human resource policies, practices and planning; production scheduling; and control planning. Although this industry does not encompass information technology (IT) or computer consulting services, any revenue generated from IT strategy services is included.

    Industry Products
    Business strategy and planning consulting services
    Operations and supply chain management consulting services
    Financial management consulting services
    Marketing management consulting services
    Human resources management consulting services
    Other management consulting services
    Industry Activities
    Providing actuarial, benefit and compensation consulting services
    Providing administrative and general management consulting services
    Providing marketing consulting services
    Providing process, physical distribution and logistics consulting services
    Providing change management and strategy development consulting services
    Performing statistical analysis

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global aggregate private investment
  • Downstream Demand - Finance and Insurance
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • External competition for the Global Management Consultants industry

  • Current Performance
  • US propels growth
  • Increased market penetration in emerging economies
  • Industry competition increases
  • Entering new markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth economies focus on technology and communications
  • US expansion in financial regulation and insurance
  • European hopes
  • Industry consolidation and specialization
  • Table: Global Management Consultants Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Management Consultants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Global Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
  • Global Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Global Telecommunications
  • Global Financial Intermediation
  • Global Public Relations Agencies
  • Global HR & Recruitment Services
  • Global Public Administration and Defence

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Commercial Real Estate
  • Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing
  • Global HR & Recruitment Services

  • Products & Services
  • Business strategy and planning consulting services
  • Other management consulting services
  • Financial management consulting services
  • Operations and supply chain management consulting services
  • Marketing management consulting services
  • Human resources management consulting services
  • Chart: Global Management Consultants Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Financial services sector
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Consumer products industries
  • Government
  • Telecommunications industries
  • Energy and utilities industries
  • Health-care industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Management Consultants Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases and depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Management Consultants

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Management Consultants Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Accenture Ltd Deloitte Touche TohmatsuPricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
  • Table: Accenture Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - financial performance
  • Table: PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Management Consultants Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Management Consultants Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Global Aggregate Private Investment (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Change Management
  • The assistance provided by consultants on structural change within a company - a major growth area during the global recession.
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • The development of policies designed to ensure staff are adequately provided for, and their productivity is maximized.
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Consultants can be contracted to advise on long-term planning, with an eye to minimize costs growth and maintain profit margins. This often involves the development of new products and services.
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