Chair of Human Resource Management & Intercultural Leadership

Professor / Campus Director Berlin

Prof. Dr. Marion Festing

Prof. Dr. Marion Festing
Tel. +49-30-320 07-153
Fax +49 30 320 07 189


2012 - today

Rector of the Berlin Campus of ESCP Europe

2009 - 2011
European Research Dean, ESCP Europe

Appointed Professor of Organization and Personnel, Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf (She rejected)

2004 - 2012
Academic Director of the European Executive MBA program in Berlin, ESCP Europe

Appointed Professor of Human Resource Management, Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen (She rejected)

Habilitation at University of Paderborn (2-year scholarship from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG) and obtaining of the venia legendi for business administration. Subject of her thesis: "The Globalization Process. An Interdisciplinary Perspective."

2002 - today
Chair of Human Resources and Intercultural Management at ESCP Europe Berlin

PhD (Dissertation; Dr. rer. pol.). Subject of her dissertation: "International Strategic Human Resource Management . A transaction cost theory-based empirical analysis."

1990 - 2002
Research Associate / Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Human Resources, University of Paderborn, Chair of Professor Wolfgang Weber

1984 - 1990
Studies of Economics, University of Paderborn / École Supérieure de Commerce in Toulouse, France

Marion Festing is married and has two children.


International Experience

  • Studies in Toulouse / France
  • Practical work experience in Taipei / Taiwan
  • Research stay in the context of a DAAD scholarship with Prof. Peter J. Dowling at Monash University in Melbourne / Australia
  • Lecturer in French at the University of Sfax / Tunisia
  • Research stay within the DFG-Scholarship in the U.S. at Michigan State University
  • Deepening of research contacts at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Cornell University


  • Editor of the "German Journal of Research in Human Research Management" (together with Christian Grund, Axel Haunschild, Michael Müller-Camen, Thomas Spengler, Renate Ortlieb, Christine Harbring, Jürgen Wegge)
  • Former Associate Editor of the "International Journal of Human Resource Management"
  • Member of the editorial board of the journals "Career Development International" and "The International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business"
  • Editor of the Book Series "International Human Resources and Strategy Research" (Hampp Verlag together with Prof. Dr. Susanne Royer)
  • German Ambassador to the HR Division of the Academy of Management
  • Reviewer for the journals "Journal of International Business Studies", "Human Resource Management", "Management International Review", "European Management Journal"
  • Advisory Board of the Conference of International Human Resource Management
  • Advisory Board of the Executive Master of Human Resource Management , University of Munich.
  • Organizer of the Sixth Conference on International Human Resource Management in Paderborn (together with W. Weber and R. Kabst), 1998; co- organizer of the Fifth Conference on International Human Resource Management, San Diego / USA, 1996, Co-Chair for International Track Human Resource Management of IFSAM 2006 (together with Hartmut Wächter and Peter J. Dowling); track Co-Chair for Human Resource Management of IFSAM 2012 (with Chris Brewster and Peter J. Dowling)
  • Co-Chair of the EIASM workshops on International Management in Berlin, October 2013
  • Co-Chair of the EIASM workshop on Talent Management in Berlin, October 2014


  • European International Business Academy
  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
  • European Group of Organisation Studies