Title: Unlock knowledge potential from management consulting

Authors: Renato Lopes da Costa; Leandro Pereira; Álvaro Dias; Rui Gonçalves

Addresses: Business Research Unit – BRU-IUL, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal ' BRU – Business Research Unit, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal; WINNING LAB, Lisbon, Portugal ' ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal ' LABest, Instituto Piaget de Almada, Avenida Jorge Peixinho, n.º30, Quinta da Arreinela 2805-059, Almada, Portugal

Abstract: The management consulting sector is a worldwide phenomenon of business increase over time. However, the subject field is poorly supported by academic research. Theres a lot of knowledge that comes up every day from companies transformations and performance improvement and changes in business models. The research was done in a form of semi-structured interviews and questionnaires applied to management consultants and SME managers in Portugal. It has shown that competency comes from the different knowledge domains in business such as know, know-how and know-to be, making it important to have processes that unlock their knowledge to organisations and to the society.

Keywords: management consulting; knowledge transfer; strategy-as-practice; SAP.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2022.125349

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2022 Vol.19 No.5, pp.442 - 460

Received: 24 Aug 2020
Accepted: 29 Jun 2021

Published online: 07 Sep 2022 *

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