Dickmann Michael


Dr Michael Dickmann, BSc, MSc, PhD, AFCIPD

Professor of International Human Resource Management

Cranfield University, School of Management, UK                                                         

Director Cranfield Masters in Management

Editor The International Journal of Human Resource Management


Michael lectures in the areas of international and strategic HRM. He first worked in Cranfield University during his PhD on International Human Resource Management (IHRM). After being the Global Head of Human Resources in a multinational corporation based in Munich, Germany he rejoined 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 organizations.

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. His latest book International Human Resource Management – Contemporary HR Issues in Europe, co-edited with Prof Chris Brewster and Prof Paul Sparrow, was published by Routledge in 2016.  Since 2012 he is also the Editor of The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Michael has a first class honours degree in Economics from London University and an MSc in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from The London School of Economics & Political Science. 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 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.