References – Information Consulting


We encourage those considering self-employment to study the excellent works by Mary Ellen Bates, Reva Basch, Peter Block, Sue Rugge and others, who have described in detail the ins and outs of setting up and running an independent practice.

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De Stricker, U., Olesen, A.J. Is management consulting for you? – Part 1: The Basic Realities. Searcher. 2005; 13(3):48–53.

De Stricker, U., Olesen, A.J. Is management consulting for you? – Part 2: The Practicalities. What are the steps you need to complete in order to set up and run a consulting practice? Searcher. 2005; 13(4):45–51.

De Stricker, U., Olesen, A.J. Is management consulting for you? – Part 3: Client Relations – the Key to Success. Searcher. 2005; 13(5):21–26.

De Stricker, U., Olesen, A.J. Is management consulting for you? – Part 4: Practitioners Call the Shots. Searcher. 2005; 13(6):25–27.

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Hofstede, G. Culture’s Consequences: Comparing values, behaviors, institutions, and organizations across nations, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage; 2001.

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Mikulás, G., Információból üzleti érték: az információbróker környezete és munkája. MIBE, Budapest, 2006:319.

Olesen, A.J., De Stricker, U. Consultants and their clients. Highlights of a study of success factors in information consulting. InfoTrend. 2005; 60(3):87–90.

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Wormell, I., Olesen, A.J. Success factors and challenges in information consultancy: the client perspective. InfoTrend. 2007; 62(1):6–11.

Wormell, I. Critical Success Factors for Fee-based Information Services. Helsinki: NORDINFO (Nordinfo, Publication no. 36).

Wormell, I., Library and Information Science Professionals in the Networked Learning EnvironmentWoolls B., Sheldon B.E., eds. Delivering Lifelong Continuing Professional Education Across Space and Time. The Fourth World Conference on Continuing Professional Education for the Library and Information Science Professions. K G Saur (IFLA publications 98), München, 2001:142–150.