Chair of Human Resource Management & Intercultural Leadership



The main research focus of the Chair of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership is on International Human Resource Management. Marion Festing has co-authored textbooks in German and in English language.

Currently, several research projects are investigated by the team of the Chair of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership. Research questions are usually placed in a broader theoretical context.

Often the analyses include individual as well as organizational perspectives. All projects include qualitative or quantitative empirical investigations.

Currently, research is conducted on the following subjects:

International HRM strategies and approaches with special emphasis on emerging countries
Female Careers
Global Careers
Global Talent Management
Global Performance Management
Global Compensation
with special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe  
Intercultural Leadership Adjustment and Intercultural Competence  
Intercultural Learning and Intercultural Competence  
Global Cluster Research  
Total Rewards, especially global standardization and local adaptation of rewards


Current research results are displayed on the

Publication Page.

Research with the Cross-Cultural Management Network (CCMN)

Research Project on Job Embeddedness

Research objective is to investigate

  1. the role of job embeddedness as a predictor of employee retention across cultures, and
  2. how leadership behaviors and attitudes can drive job embeddedness.

This project ist conducted within the CCMN, a network of numerous research teams worldwide. View here the Country Colaborators.

Applied Research

Together with EY the Chair investigates the management of non-family talent in strategic positions of family businesses in Europe.

Together with Aon Hewitt the Chair investigates European Reward Governance.

Together with Haufe the Chair investigates changes in the working environment in German companies: organizational culture, structure and employee behavior - Implications for Talent Management.

For research of the
Talent Management Institute
see here.