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PhD in Economical and Social Sciences (Dr. rer.pol.)

Campus : Berlin


Biography of Prof. Dr. Marion Festing


Professor of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership

Academic Director of the Talent Management Institute (TMI) and of the Excellence Centre of Intercultural Management (CIM)

Rector of the Berlin Campus (2012-2017)

European Research Dean (2008-2011)

Academic Director of the European Executive MBA Program, Berlin Campus (2004-2012)


PhD and habilitation degrees (advanced doctoral studies),

University of Paderborn / Germany

Areas of Expertise (research & - teaching)





  • International human resource management (main focus: strategies, compensation, careers)
  • Global Leadership
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Intercultural Management
  • Globalization Processes


International Experience (studying, teaching and/or research)

Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Toulouse/France -

Monash University/Melbourne/Australia -

Université de Sfax/Tunisia -

Michigan State University, East Lansing/U.S.A -

University of Wisconsin, Madison/ U.S.A -

Cornell University/U.S.A.

Academic Functions

Marion Festing is the Co-Editor of ZfP - German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management and serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Human Resource Management, Career Development International,  - International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business and Zeitschrift für Management. She is active as a reviewer for various journals such as Management International Review, European Management Journal, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Thunderbird International Business Review.

Marion Festing was co-organizer of the sixth conference on International Human Resource Management in Paderborn in 1998, and co chair of the various IHRM tracks at the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) conferences including in Limerick in 2012. Her current research interests focus on transnational HRM strategies, global performance management, global careers and global compensation.