Arnold Picot is Professor of Business Administration at the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) Munich and Director of the Institute for Information, Organization and Management (http://www.iom.bwl.uni-muenchen.de/index.html). He has taught at universities in Germany, Switzerland (St. Gallen) and the United States (Stanford, Georgetown). His research focuses on the interdependencies between information and communication technology and organizational structures. He has published numerous books and papers dealing with organizational design, information and communication management and the evolution of new organizational forms, including topics such as office communication, electronic data interchange, telecommunication, electronic markets and virtual organizations. His theoretical work is complemented by various research and consulting projects in the industry and the public sector. He holds several editorial positions and is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. He is a chairperson or member of numerous scientific advisory boards including Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Munich Circle – Supranational Association for Communications Research (Münchner Kreis), Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste (WIK) as well as of several boards of directors and supervisory bodies in academia and industry.