Renate E Meyer

Visiting Professor of Management

  • renate.meyer@wu.ac.at

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Renate’s current research interests include the institutionalisation of new management ideas, translation, institutional renewal, the analysis of institutions as multimodal accomplishments, novel organisational forms, collective action in crises, as well as governance structures and governance gaps mostly in urban contexts. Empirically, she has studied, among others, shareholder value, corporate social responsibility, city strategies, urban governance, the refugee crises and climate change discourse.

Renate is Professor and Chair of Organization Studies at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is also Part Time Professor in Institutional Theory Copenhagen Business School and Co-Director of the Research Institute for Urban Management & Governance at Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies, Division Chair (2021) of the OMT Division of the Academy of Management, and ex-officio member of the EGOS Board.


Renate has held several outside positions. Among others, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Austrian Sciene Fund (FWF) since 2017. Since 2011, Renate has served as a member of the Governance Board of the Vienna Hospital Association and has chaired the Financial Committee since 2016. Renate is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Public Administration Research (KDZ). She has engaged in Executive teaching for the Austrian Federal Government and the City of Vienna for many years.