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Roland Deiser is keenly interested in understanding how to create sustainable strategic capabilities that foster innovation, change, and continuous learning in large-scale systems—both as an academic and a practitioner. He pursues this interest by publishing, teaching, speaking, advising, orchestrating executive networks, and producing customized think tanks.

Deiser was the founding dean of Daimler-Chrysler’s Corporate University and is founding chairman of the European Corporate Learning Forum (ECLF), a consortium of more than 70 multinational corporations from 14 countries who have teamed up to share practices and shape the future of the corporate learning practice (www.eclf.org).

As a scholar, he is an associate professor of organizational politics. Currently, he serves as a senior fellow with the Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

He has published more than 40 articles in scientific and professional journals and books and has been teaching at numerous universities on both sides of the Atlantic.

His latest book is Designing the Smart Organization: How Breakthrough Corporate Learning Initiatives Drive Strategic Change and Innovation (published by Jossey-Bass).

His current research interest focuses on the impact of social media on leadership and organization, and on organizational capabilities required in disruptive business environments.

He also serves on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal (AMLE), from which he received the 2011 AMLE Editorial Board Reviewer Award.

Deiser advises both Fortune 100 companies and emerging start-ups. He has been working in advisory and board positions with companies such as Credit Suisse, Deutsche Telekom, E.ON, and Siemens, as well as with several growth companies, primarily in the digital media convergence space. As an advisor to the music copyright industry, he helped create FastTrack, a global consortium of leading music copyright societies dedicated to building an integrated electronic music copyright management system.

He has also served as an expert for the Austrian Government on the development of the country’s film, television, and multimedia industry, and for the German federal and state commission on the impact of the internet on the future of universities.