Daniel R. Denison, Ph.D. is the Chairman and Founding Partner of Denison Consulting, LLC. He is also Professor of Management and Organization at IMD in Lausanne Switzerland.
Prior to joining IMD in 1999, Denison was an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the University of Michigan Business School, teaching in MBA, PhD, and Executive Education programs. Professor Denison has taught and lived in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Albion College in Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Organizational Psychology.
Dr. Denison’s research, teaching, and consulting focuses on organizational culture and leadership and the impact that they have on the performance and effectiveness of organizations. His research has shown a strong relationship between organizational culture and business performance metrics such as profitability, growth, customer satisfaction, and innovation. He has consulted with many leading corporations regarding organizational change, leadership development, and the cultural issues associated with mergers & acquisitions, turnarounds, and globalization. His latest book, with IMD colleague Robert Hooijberg, Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: Aligning Culture and Strategy, was published in June 2012.
He has written four other books, including Corporate Culture and Organizational Effectiveness, published by John Wiley in 1990. He is also the author of the Denison Organizational Culture Survey and the Denison Leadership Development Surveys, which have been used by over 5,000 organizations. His articles have appeared in leading journals such as The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, The Administrative Science Quarterly, and The Journal of Organizational Behavior.