Professor Michael Dickmann

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Michael is a Professor of International Human Resource Management and lectures in the areas of international and strategic HRM. After being the Global Head of Human Resources in a multinational corporation based in Munich, Germany, he joined Cranfield to lead its work in the areas of national cultures, global mobility and IHRM. His research focuses on human resource strategies, structures and processes of multinational organisations, cross-cultural management, international mobility and global careers. He is the director of the Cranfield MSc in Management, a highly innovative, practice-centred masters that incorporates an internship with leading-edge organisations.

Michael has published more than 100 academic and professional papers and reports. He is the lead author of three books on international HRM and global careers, part of the acclaimed Routledge series on global human resource management. Since 2012 he is also the Editor of The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Michael has several years of work experience with major consultancies and in industry. He has conducted a variety of consulting and research assignments with cutting edge multinational organisations mostly from the financial, automotive, telecommunications, chemical, electrical engineering and electronics industries. He has also consulted for humanitarian agencies, government and the United Nations. He has worked in his native Germany, Australia, the USA, Colombia, Spain and Britain and speaks English and Spanish fluently.


  • PhD International Human Resource Management (Cranfield)
  • MSc in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (LSE)
  • BSc Economics (London)
  • Academic Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (AFCIPD)

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