Our vision is to become the leading institute and primary resource for the development of interpersonal competences centered around topics of culture, diversity and inclusion. In addition, we aim to conduct high-profile academic and practice-oriented research projects in the fields of intercultural management, diversity and inclusion by collaborating with a large network of academics and organisations.

We are a group of researchers with experience in the field of intercultural management and we are passionate about human resources and (cultural) diversity. We believe strongly in the potential of an increasingly interconnected and diverse world, not only in terms of organisational benefits, but also in terms of a more tolerant and open-minded society. Workforce heterogeneity is a critical enabler for organisational creativity, as employees from different backgrounds bring their unique perspectives to the table. This in turn fosters an intercultural dialogue necessary to remove existing intercultural barriers, fears and prejudices.

Through this newly founded institute, we offer our independent expertise and knowledge to practitioners and academics alike.

Core Team

Marion Festing

Academic Director of the Excellence Centre for Intercultural Management, Diversity and Inclusion

Professor of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership

Tobias Schumacher

Research Assistant & Contact Person of the Excellence Centre for Intercultural Management, Diversity and Inclusion

Prof. Dr. Marion Festing is the Academic Director of our Excellence Centre for Intercultural Management, Diversity and Inclusion. At ESCP in Berlin, she is the Chair of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership. In her research she focuses on topics such as international HRM strategies and approaches, with special emphasis placed on emerging countries, female careers, global talent management and global performance management. In addition, she is also interested in intercultural leadership adjustments as well as in intercultural competences and careers. Marion Festing gained practical work experience in Taiwan, has researched at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and at Michigan State University, USA, and has lectured at the University of Sfax in Tunisia, amongst many others. Moreover, Prof. Dr. Marion Festing has fulfilled functions as an (associated) editor and reviewer for several journals.

mfesting@escpeurope.eu

Tobias Schumacher joined the Chair of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership at ESCP in Berlin in April 2016 as a research assistant. His research interest lies in the potential of technologies for human resource development and in the development of intercultural competences and intercultural leadership. Before joining ESCP, Tobias Schumacher studied Industrial Engineering and Management at Technical University of Berlin and at Davidson College, USA. He gained practical work experience as a project leader of a market and technology study for the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute, as a freelancing lecturer and content editor for Blinks Labs GmbH and as a trainer for soft skills.

tschumacher@escpeurope.eu

Extended Academic Team

Aurélien Acquier

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Paris Campus

Kerstin Alfes

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Berlin Campus

Katharina Balazs

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Paris Campus

Markus Bick

Professor, Department of Information and Operations Management, ESCP Berlin Campus

Lorena Blasco-Arcas

Professor, Department of Marketing, ESCP Madrid Campus

Frank Bournois

Dean of ESCP

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Paris Campus

Isabelle de Boysson

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Paris Campus

Justin Joseph Byrne

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Madrid Campus

Almudena Cañibano

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Madrid Campus

Petros Chamakiotis

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Madrid Campus

Diana Clarke

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Madrid Campus

Régis Coeurderoy

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Paris Campus

Béatrice Collin

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Paris Campus

Claire Dambrin

Professor, Department of Management Control, ESCP Paris Campus

Géraldine Galindo

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Paris Campus

Andreas Kaplan

Professor, Department of Marketing, ESCP Paris Campus

Minas Kastanakis

Professor, Department of Marketing, ESCP London Campus

Philip Meissner

Professor, Department Management, ESCP Berlin Campus

Gwendolin Sajons

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Berlin Campus

Julien Schmitt

Professor, Department of Marketing, ESCP Paris Campus

Marie Taillard

Professor, Department of Marketing, ESCP London Campus

Maral Muratbekova-Touron

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Paris Campus

Diana Pérez-Arechaederra

Senior Teaching Fellow, ESCP Madrid Campus

Francesco Venuti

Professor, Department of Financial Reporting & Audit, ESCP Turin Campus

Caroline Verzat

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Paris Campus

Florence Pinot de Villechenon

Professor, Department of Economics, Law and Social Sciences, ESCP Paris Campus

Scientific Director Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche Amérique Latine Europe

Nathalie Prime

Professor, Department of Marketing, ESCP Paris Campus

Stefan Schmid

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Berlin Campus

Chiara Succi

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Turin Campus

Véronique Tran

Professor, Department of Management, ESCP Berlin Campus

Benjamin Voyer

Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship, ESCP London Campus

Robert Wilken

Professor, Department of Marketing, ESCP Berlin Campus

Scientific Director Teams in International Business Research Centre

About ESCP

Established in 1819, ESCP is the oldest business school in the world. Its mission is to develop the next generation of transnational business leaders, preparing them to embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity.

With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP’s true European identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a global perspective on international management issues.

Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes and a research-active faculty, ESCP is an essential contributor to the development of the transnational management culture so essential in today’s global business environment.

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