Ronald Maier, born in 1968 in Linz/Austria, graduated from Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz, Austria, in management information systems. He holds a PhD in management information systems from The Koblenz School of Corporate Management - Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management (WHU). His PhD thesis was on quality of data modelling (in German). He completed his habilitation at the University of Regensburg with the habilitation thesis “Knowledge Management Systems. Information and communication Technologies for Knowledge Management." He worked as visiting assistant professor at the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia in Athens, GA from 1998-1999. Since 2002, he has been with the School of Business and Economics, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and holds a Chair in MIS, Information Systems Leadership. He has published articles on knowledge management and knowledge management systems in a number of research journals, books, and conference proceedings. His research interests include data management and business intelligence, business process management and knowledge management.