A study on core business shift from diagnosis service to systems integration service in major business consulting firms in Japan

Sanetake Nagayoshi, Yuki Kawabata, Jun Nakamura

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Abstract

Many business consulting companies in Japan gradually shifted their core business from business management diagnosis service into systems integration service after 1990's when they suffered from the economic recessions in Japan. In this paper, the reasons of the shift in the major business consulting companies in Japan were discussed from academic point of view, employing the related theories such as key performance indicators in professional service firm, value network and institutional isomorphism. And then conceptual business shift mechanism was created by integrating the three theories, and it was examined by the interviews to the four consultants who had worked or worked for the business consulting companies in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-154
Number of pages14
JournalAcademy of Strategic Management Journal
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Japan
System integration
Consulting
Key performance indicators
Business management
Professional service firms
Service system
Value network
Recession
Firm value
Isomorphism
Consultants

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  • Business and International Management

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A study on core business shift from diagnosis service to systems integration service in major business consulting firms in Japan. / Nagayoshi, Sanetake; Kawabata, Yuki; Nakamura, Jun.

In: Academy of Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2015, p. 141-154.

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