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»Make full use of abundant opportunities.«

Dr. Alexander Schmidt

  • Senior consultant at osb international
  • Strategy development in networks and organizations, project orientation in organizations, consulting for family businesses, conception of expert programs, leadership development
  • Lecturer at the Zeppelin University, Germany, the Leibniz University in Hanover, and the Danube University in Krems, Austria, on corporate networks, family businesses, leadership, change management, and learning in large groups

Recent consulting activities

  • Consulting for the establishment and development of corporate networks, cooperation arrangements and strategic alliances
  • Consulting for the proprietors of family businesses, development of a family charter and governance, support on succession issues
  • Post-merger support
  • Cooperation and networking processes in organizations, strengthening of horizontal cooperation
  • Use of innovative communication architectures and large group formats (up to 500 people)
  • Conception and implementation of courses for executives and experts, assessment of potential

Professional background

  • PhD on the "Development and Management of Interorganizational Cooperation in Corporate Networks" at the IFF, Department of Organizational Development at the University of Klagenfurt, Graz and Vienna
  • Continuous development of expertise on systemic structure constellations
  • Trained as graduate organizational developer (ÖAGG), certification in Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI, Hammer & Bennett)
  • Moderation of large groups (M. zur Bonsen), systemic coaching, project management (Primas Consulting), trainer education (TRAIN)
  • Group dynamic self-experience, personality development (ÖGGO)
  • Studied electrical engineering at Vienna University of Technology
  • 15 years of career experience in IT, promotion of operational environmental technologies, and implementation of management systems (EMAS) at banks
  • Several publications on corporate networks, cooperation arrangements and strategic alliances

»The focus of my consulting often goes beyond departmental and organizational borders. In the process, I help organizations and individuals cross the borders they have erected for specific purposes so they can successfully and strategically cooperate with others.«

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