Dr Caroline Witte

Caroline Witte

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Caroline Witte is an assistant professor at the department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. Her research interest cover international business, strategy and development economics. She is particularly interested in how firms manage their business in in fragile economies. In her research, she asks: ‘How can firms in fragile economies take advantage of a volatile institutional context?’ And more generally: ‘How can firms exploit the opportunities created by risk, uncertainty and discontinuous shocks?’.

Before joining RSM, Caroline was assistant professor of strategy and international management at the Department of Strategy and Innovation of the Copenhagen Business School. She has a PhD from the Erasmus School of Economics. Her PhD disseration was awarded the prestigious Dissertation Award of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

(external) researcher

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of Economics
Applied Economics


Scholarly Publications (3)

Doctoral Thesis



  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BK1210
  • Level: Bachelor 1

Past courses

Seminar Multinationals and Business Networks

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: FEM11083
  • ECTS: 12 Level: Master

Organisation and Strategy

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: FEB11006
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Organisation and Strategy

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: FEB11006X
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 2