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Digital Transformation of the Consulting Industry

Extending the Traditional Delivery Model

  • Volker Nissen


  • Presents the status quo of digital transformation in consulting

  • Assesses the potential for virtualization in the consulting industry

  • Provides several case studies on digital consulting services


Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Scientific Contributions

  3. Applied Digitalization in the Consulting Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Oliver Christ, Michael Czarniecki, Lukas Andreas Scherer
      Pages 277-298
    3. Anne Füßl, Franz Felix Füßl, Volker Nissen, Detlef Streitferdt
      Pages 323-349
    4. Volker Nissen, Jochen Kuhl, Hendrik Kräft, Henry Seifert, Jakob Reiter, Jim Eidmann
      Pages 351-369
    5. Erik Hebisch, Simon Grapenthin, Matthias Book, Markus Kleffmann, Volker Gruhn
      Pages 401-414

About this book


This book discusses the opportunities and conditions that digital technology provides to extend, innovate and differentiate the services offered by consulting companies. It introduces suitable artefacts like web-based consulting platforms, consulting applications, semantic technologies and tools for data mining and collaboration. Furthermore it examines concepts to evaluate the virtualization of consulting processes and showcases how solutions can be developed to blend traditional and digital consulting models. Presenting state-of-the-art research and providing a comprehensive overview of the methods and techniques needed for digital transformation in the consulting industry, the book serves as both a guide and a roadmap for innovative consulting companies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Nissen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economic Science and MediaIlmenau University of TechnologyIlmenauGermany

About the editors

Volker Nissen is professor for information systems at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany. His research interest is in digital business innovation and in the consulting industry. Prior to his academic career he spent more than 12 years in IT consulting.

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