Former PhD candidate Dr Caroline Witte has won the 2019 Dissertation Award of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. The prize was bestowed upon her at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2019.
Caroline has a PhD from Erasmus School of Economics. Under supervision of Prof. Enrico Pennings, Dr Martijn Burger and Prof. Harry Commandeur, Caroline successfully defended her dissertation, titled ‘Bloody Business: Multinational investment in an increasingly conflict-afflicted world’ in January 2018.
In her dissertation, she examines the strategy of multinational enterprises in conflict countries. Her research takes place on the interface between economics and business, combining the international strategy literature, real options theory and endogenous growth models.
Nowadays Caroline Witte works as an assistant professor of strategy and international management at the Department of Strategy and Innovation of the Copenhagen Business School. She is mainly interested in strategic management in fragile economies and internationalisation strategies in particular.