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Biography of Prof. Dr. Marion Festing
Professor of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership
Rector of the Berlin Campus (since 2012)
Former 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 Experience (studying, teaching and/or research)
Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Toulouse/France;
Université de Sfax/Tunisia;
Michigan State University, East Lansing/U.S.A;
University of Wisconsin, Madison/ U.S.A;
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.
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 (Festing, M., Dowling, P. J., Weber, W., & Engle, A. D. 2011. Internationales Personalmanagement (3. Aufl.). Wiesbaden: Gabler) and in English language (Dowling, P. J., Festing, M., & Engle, A. D. In press. International human resource management (6th ed.). London et al.: Thomson Learning).
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