2008
Expert on the management consulting industry to lecture at Benedictine

Expert on the management consulting industry to lecture at Benedictine
February 15, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The management consulting industry is a multifaceted, global business sector that is facing many challenges. The growing globalization of business and industry has inevitably led to the globalization of many leading consulting companies. Many of these same companies, which began as accounting firms, have spun-off or separated their consulting and accounting units in response to scandals such as the Enron Corp. mess that led to the demise of Arthur Andersen. Marketing, selling, delivery and practice management are other concerns common in the management consulting industry, as is price competition, particularly as industry novices try to position themselves while competing with veteran consultants. Anthony F. Buono, professor of Management and Sociology at Bentley College and coordinator of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility, is the editor of “Creative Consulting,” the fourth volume in the “Research in Management Consulting” series. The book explores innovative perspectives on the management consulting industry, consulting-related trends and techniques. It describes the myriad ways in which management consulting firms and management consultants have become increasingly creative in the ways they attempt to position themselves and engage their clients. The authors also describe the range of interventions and approaches they use to facilitate client success. “Creative Consulting” will serve as the basis for a lecture by Buono from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 in the Krasa Center Presentation Room at Benedictine University. The lecture is part of the Department of Management and Organizational Behavior (M.O.B.) Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series, which brings top national academicians and consultants to Benedictine to address major issues in organizational behavior and development. The lecture is open to the public, but seating is limited. Registration is required. The cost is $475. For more information on the lecture, call Bryan Frederick, Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.) Program Manager, at (630) 829-6223.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.