Bettina Wittneben

Bettina Wittneben

Associate Scholar

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Bettina studies Zero Carbon pathways for companies and communities.

Her research shows how leaders can proactively strategise, collaborate, and innovate to radically reduce their organisation’s impact on global heating.

Bettina holds a dual MBA degree from the University of Alberta and the Grenoble School of Management as well as a PhD in Strategic Management and Organisation from Cambridge’s Judge School of Management. She is working towards her Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the University of Oxford.

A German national, she has advised the German government and the chemical industry in Frankfurt. She is currently collaborating with the Swedish Steel Association to track and analyse their journey towards deep decarbonisation. View her recent keynote address at the Swedish Steel Day in Stockholm.

She is Founding Director at Radley Research, an education and research consultancy.


Bettina’s work on institutional innovation and the climate crisis has appeared in scholarly journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Environmental Science & Policy and Organisation Studies.

Her publication “On Melting Summits: The Limitations of Field-Configuring Events as Catalysts of Change in Transnational Climate Policy” has earned the Academy of Management Journal’s Best Article Award, the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) Best Paper Award and was runner-up for the prestigious Research Impact on Practice Award by the Network for Business Sustainability and the Academy of Management.

She also holds the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the category Management and Governance. Her published work can be viewed on Google Scholar.


Bettina teaches in the EMBA, MBA and undergraduate programme at SBS courses related to Strategic Management, Organisational Behaviour & Analysis as well as workshops on Climate Action. She is also MSc Teaching Associate at the Environmental Change Institute of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment.