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ERIC Number: EJ792329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group: 2004 Industry Survey
Jarosewich, Tania; Essenmacher, Victoria L.; Lynch, Christina Olenik; Williams, Jennifer E.; Doino-Ingersoll, Jo Ann
New Directions for Evaluation, n111 p9-21 Fall 2006
The American Evaluation Association's (AEA) Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group (IC TIG) has a membership of over eight hundred individuals who generally work as sole proprietors, in partnerships, or in small consulting firms. Well over a decade ago, the IC TIG conducted a survey of its membership (Bonnet, 1992). To gather current data with which to better understand its membership, the IC TIG disseminated a similar survey in the fall of 2004. The goal of the 2004 IC TIG Survey was to learn about business operations, types of clients and work, business success indicators, marketing, evaluation methods, and demographics. The survey was developed through a collaborative process among the authors that began with a review of the 1992 survey items and analysis of additional topics thought to be important. Results, provided here in a format similar to Bonnet's industry survey article, include the background, services, clients, and business structures and operations of ICs, as well as a section on independent consultants' perceptions of business. This chapter compares Bonnet's findings with the results of the 2004 industry survey, identifies study limitations, and discusses trends for the future. (Contains 2 figures and 5 tables.)
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Language: English
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