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ERIC Number: EJ992598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Consultant-Client Relationships in UK SMEs: The Roles of the Personal Business Adviser
Malone, Stephen A.
Industry and Higher Education, v26 n6 p505-519 Dec 2012
This article reports on research into the role and value of a particular type of business consultant: a UK government-sponsored Personal Business Adviser (PBA). While it is an occupation that is now defunct in the UK, the author argues that its abolition may have been premature. The roles of the PBA are identified and are found to be in line with emerging views of the consultant-client relationship that are more moderate than popular extremes. This finding has implications for consultancy practice: various elements of the PBA job have wider applicability and usefulness for small business support. (Contains 6 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom