Univ.Prof. Dr. Renate E. Meyer
Professor for organization studies
Head of the Institute for Organization Studies at WU Vienna
Co-head of the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance at WU Vienna
Part-time professor of institutional theory at the Department for Organization at CBS Copenhagen Business School
Visiting professor of management | Saïd Business School | University of Oxford
Visiting fellow | School of Management | UNSW Sydney | Australia
Visiting professorial fellow | Alberta School of Business | University of Alberta | Canada
2021 division chair of the OMT Division of the Academy of Management
Editor in chief of Organization Studies
Co-founder of an international network for institutional theory
Current research interests include phenomenological institutional organization theory, multimodal research, changing meaning structures and institutional change, institutionalization of management innovations, translation ecosystems, institutional renewal, (de-)institutionalization of novel ideas, framing, unintended consequences of change initiatives, the impact of organizational research in society, collective action in various crises (refugees, covid, fires), as well as governance arrangements and governance gaps in multisector settings. Current phenomena studied include the climate change debate, anti-vaccination discourses, science skepticism, the purpose of the corporate form, multistakeholder arrangements in various crises (forced migration, covid, fires), public infrastructure (e.g., public libraries) for social inclusion, and organizational utopias & dystopias.
Research and publications
Research Seminar Organization Studies
CEMS PhD Course "Organizing Agents and Institutions", CBS Copenhagen Business School
CBS PhD Course "Institutional Organizational Analysis - Change and Transformation"