Marion Festing 2011

Prof. Dr. Marion Festing

Contact Details

Postal Address:     ESCP Business School Berlin
Heubnerweg 8-10
14059 Berlin
Tel: +49 (30) 32 007-153
Fax: +49 (30) 32 007-109

Current Positions

Academic Background and Former Positions

2015 - 2018
Visiting Professor at CFVG (teaching in the PhD program), Hanoi/HoChiMinh, Vietnam

Visiting Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

2012 - 2017
Rector of the Berlin Campus of ESCP Europe

2008 - 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."

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.


  • Deputy Chairwoman of the Scientific Commission for HRM (WK PERS im VHB)
  • Editor-in-Chief of GHRM, the German Journal of Research of Human Research Management (together with Renate Ortlieb)
  • 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", Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the journal Zeitschrift für Diversitätsforschung und -management.
  • Editor of the Book Series "International Human Resources and Strategy Research" (Hampp Verlag together with Prof. Dr. Susanne Royer)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for many journals including "Journal of International Business Studies", "Human Resource Management", "Management International Review", "European Management Journal", "Journal for East European Management Studies", "Human Resource Management Journal".
  • Member of the international committee of the Conference of International Human Resource Management
  • Member of the EURAM Scientific Council
  • German Ambassador to the HR Division of the Academy of Management
  • 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


  • Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • Academy of Management(AoM)
  • European Academy of Management (EURAM)
  • European International Business Academy (EIBA)
  • European Group of Organisation Studies (EGOS)
  • Frauen in die Aufsichtsräte (FidAR; Women for Supervisory Boards Initiative)
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
  • German-French Business Circle (Board; DFWK)

Recent Awards

Innovation Award of ESCP Europe
Nominated for the "Best Serious Game" at the German Computer Games Award for "Moving Tomorrow - A Cultural Journey", designed together with Tobias Schumacher and Waza Games

Winner of the Global Forum Best Paper Award at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada