Digital Transformation and IT Topics in the Consulting Industry: A Labor Market Perspective

  • Frank BensbergEmail author
  • Gandalf Buscher
  • Christian Czarnecki
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


Information technologies, such as big data analytics, cloud computing, cyber physical systems, robotic process automation, and the internet of things, provide a sustainable impetus for the structural development of business sectors as well as the digitalization of markets, enterprises, and processes. Within the consulting industry, the proliferation of these technologies opened up the new segment of digital transformation, which focuses on setting up, controlling, and implementing projects for enterprises from a broad range of sectors. These recent developments raise the question, which requirements evolve for IT consultants as important success factors of those digital transformation projects. Therefore, this empirical contribution provides indications regarding the qualifications and competences necessary for IT consultants in the era of digital transformation from a labor market perspective. On the one hand, this knowledge base is interesting for the academic education of consultants, since it supports a market-oriented design of adequate training measures. On the other hand, insights into the competence requirements for consultants are considered relevant for skill and talent management processes in consulting practice. Assuming that consulting companies pursue a strategic human resource management approach, labor market information may also be useful to discover strategic behavioral patterns.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Bensberg
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gandalf Buscher
    • 2
  • Christian Czarnecki
    • 2
  1. 1.Osnabrück University of Applied SciencesOsnabrückGermany
  2. 2.HfT Leipzig University of Applied SciencesLeipzigGermany

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