Roland Calori received his Ph.D. from the University of Aix en Provence in 1983 and joined EM Lyon later that same year, where he soon became department head. Later, as the director of research he helped transform that school into one of France’s top schools of commerce. Roland co-authored 5 books and was involved in the writing of over 50 journal articles. He organized the 2001 EGOS colloquium in Lyon and was preparing to assume the editor-in-chief responsibilities of Organization Studies in 2003. Roland was also known for his active interest in companies and for the help he gave to executives in consulting and training sessions. Roland was also a tremendous supporter of LRP.