Professor Dr Renate Meyer

Renate E. Meyer ( is Professor of Organization Studies at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. At WU, she is the Head of the Institute for Organization Studies and Co-Director of the Research Institute for Urban Management & Governance. Renate is also Part Time Professor in Institutional Theory Copenhagen Business School and holds visiting positions at Saïd Business School (Oxford University), University of Alberta and the University of Liverpool. She is current Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies and Past Division Chair of the OMT Division of the Academy of Management. She was an elected member of the EGOS Executive Board between 2008 and 2017 serving as Chair from 2011-2014. Renate’s current research interests include the institutionalization of new management ideas and their translation into new cultural contexts, institutional renewal, unintended consequences of change initiatives, multimodality, collective action in crises, as well as governance structures and governance gaps mostly in urban contexts. Renate has published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Studies, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, or Public Administration, Public Management Review, or Urban Studies. For more information, see: