Background

Michael has several years of work experience with major consultancies and companies. He has a first class honours degree in Economics from London University and an MSc in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from LSE. Michael 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. 


Current activities

Michael lectures in the areas of international and strategic HRM. He is Editor of the International Journal of Human Resource Management.  His research focuses on human resource strategies, structures and processes of multinational organisations, international mobility and global careers. Michael has published in key academic and professional journals and he is the lead author of two recent books on International HRM and global careers.  


Clients

Professional Services - PricewaterhouseCoopers, T-Three Consultants, Gemini Consulting

Industry - Oracle, Siemens, Henkel, Hexagon Metrology, GKN, Philips, Skoda, Pepsi, Iberdrola, Tesa

Finance - HSBC, PBZ, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank

Government & Not for Profit - United Nations (WFP), WorldVision, People in Aid, Government of Singapore (MoM)


Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Cerdin JL, Dickmann M & Lazarova M (2016) Expatriation success in an inter-governmental organization. In: European Academy of Management 2016, Universite Paris-Est Creteil.
  • Suutari V, Dickmann M, Brewster C & Makela L. (2016) Expatriation and the Boundaryless Career - Empirical Evidence. In: European Academy of Management 2016, Universite Paris-Est Creteil.
  • Mäkelä L, Suutari V, Brewster C, Dickmann M & Tornikoski C. (2015) Will you still love me tomorrow? The impact of career capital development of expatriates' perceived marketability. In: 2015 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver.
  • Point S, Andresen M & Dickmann M (2015) We will always have Paris-Perceived capital developments from gaining a Management PhD in France. In: 1st International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation, Toulouse Business School.
  • Andresen M, Bozionelos N, Dickmann M, Haslberger A, Suutari V & Vance C (2015) Completing the puzzle about self-initiated expatriation: Collecting, linking and adding research puzzle pieces. In: EURAM 2015, Warsaw.
  • Dickmann M & Cerdin J-L (2011) Bounded and unbounded careers: Assessing attraction factors of locals and foreigners to live in an Asian capital. In: 27th EGOS Colloquium, Gothenburg.
  • Doherty N & Dickmann M (2009) Factors driving expatriation: Comparing self-initiated and company-backed expatriates. In: 2009 Academy of Management annual meeting: green management matters, Chicago, IL.
  • Dickmann M, Doherty N & Mills T (2008) Exploring differences in drivers of self-initiated and company-sent expatriates. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2008, Anaheim.
  • Dickmann M & Doherty N (2008) Organisational and individual perspectives on success in developmental international assignments. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2008, Anaheim.
  • Parry E, Dickmann M & Morley M (2008) North American firms and their HR agenda in liberal and coordinated market economies. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2008, Anaheim.
  • Dickmann M & Doherty N (2008) Exploring Individual and Organisational Career Goals, Interactions and Outcomes of Developmental International Assignments. In: 4th Workshop on Expatriation, EIASM, Las Palmas.
  • Dickmann M & Couch S (2008) Measuring the efficacy of your mobility programme. In: PricewaterhouseCoopers International Human Resource Services Conference: Fit for business: Keeping HR relevant in a changing world, Rome.
  • Doherty N, Dickmann M & Mills T (2008) Determinants of boundary-crossing attitudes and behaviours.. In: European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology 2008 Conference, Vrije University.
  • Doherty N & Dickmann M (2008) Self-initiated expatriates - corporate asset or a liability. In: 4th Workshop on Expatriation, EIASM, Las Palmas.
  • Doherty N, Dickmann M & Mills T (2008) Career activists or active careerists? Upsetting the status quo of expatriate career management. In: EGOS 24th Colloquium, Amsterdam.
  • Dickmann M (2007) Barriers to Mobility. In: European Council of Human Resources Executives Conference on HR Governance Models, Brussels.
  • Dickmann M & Doherty N (2007) Assessing the success of international assignments in three fast-moving consumer goods organizations. In: 23rd EGOS Colloquium, Vienna.
  • Dickmann M & Couch S (2007) Increasing the Business Efficacy of Global Mobility. In: PwC Global HR Conference. Balancing the Global HR Equation - People, Knowledge and Culture, Orlando, FL.
  • Dickmann M & Doherty N (2006) The meaning of success in expatriation. In: EGOS 22nd Colloquium, Bergen.
  • Dickmann M (2006)

    International Management Development

    . In: Professional Development Workshop, GDO Doctoral Consortium, Vancouver.
  • Dickmann M, Doherty N & Brewster C (2006) Why do they go? Individual and corporate perspectives on the factors inflencing the decision to accept an international assignment. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
  • Doherty N, Dickmann M & Brewster C (2006) Using the career capital of assignments back home. The "career wobble". In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Belfast.
  • Dickmann M, Wigley-Jones R & Ives M (2005) Understanding and avoiding barriers to mobility. In: PwC Global HR Conference, Orlando.
  • Doherty N & Dickmann M (2005) Accumulating and utilizing the capital of global careers. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Oxford.
  • Doherty N & Dickmann M (2005) The symbolic capital of international assignments: Linking career capital accumulation to human capital utilization. In: EGOS 21st Colloquium, Berlin.
  • Dickmann M & Muller-Camen M (2004) Transnational human resource management levels and politics. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
  • Dickmann M & Harris H (2004) Contrasting individual's career capital and human capital formation strategies in international organisations. In: EGOS 20th Colloquium, Ljubljana.
  • Dickmann M (2004) Configuring for IHRM innovation: A typology and empirical assessment of strategies, structures and processes of international HRM. In: Multinationals and the International Diffusion of Organizational Forms and Practices Conference, Barcelona.
  • Dickmann M & Tyson S (2003) The Effects of National Business Systems on Human Resource and Payroll Administration – A Comparative Study of Germany and the UK. In: 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management, Limerick.
  • Dickmann M (2000) Transferring German Human Resource Management - Desirable, Feasible, Successful?. In: IIRA 12th World Congress, Tokyo.
  • Dickmann Michael (2000) Transnational Human Resource Management – The More The Better? - Conceptualisation and Case Research in Spain, Britain and Germany -. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Edinburgh.
  • Dickmann M (1999) Harmful Extremes: Transnational Human Resource Management in Europe. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Manchester.
  • Dickmann M (1999) Transnational Human Resource Management: a Move Too Far? A Compartive Analysis in Spain, Britain and Germany. In: International Workshop on Organization of the Future in the 'Information Society', Cadiz.

Books

  • Dickmann M, Brewster C & Sparrow P. (2016) Introduction and overview of IHRM: Contemporary HR issues in Europe. In: International Human Resource Management Contemporary HR Issues in Europe. Dickmann M, Brewster C, Sparrow P (ed.), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, p. 1-14, ed. 3rd.
  • Dickmann M, Brewster C & Sparrow P (2016) Mezzo-views: Cross-national and organizational level HRM strategies, structures, policies and practices: Overview of Section II. In: International Human Resource Management Contemporary HR Issues in Europe. Dickmann M, Brewster C, Sparrow P (ed.), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, p. 137-143.
  • Cardarelli T, Grayson D & Dickmann M (2016) Human resources and corporate responsibility. In: International Human Resource Management Contemporary HR Issues in Europe. Dickmann M, Brewster C, Sparrow P (ed.), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, p. 190-218, ed. 3rd.
  • Brewster C, Dickmann M & Sparrow P (2016) Micro-views: Organizational approaches and individual (Re-)actions in Europe. In: International Human Resource Management Contemporary HR Issues in Europe 3rd Edition. Dickmann M, Brewster C, Sparrow P (ed.), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, p. 257-261, ed. 3rd.
  • Sparrow P, Brewster C & Dickmann M (2016) Conclusions: The evolving HRM landscape in Europe. In: International Human Resource Management Contemporary HR Issues in Europe. Dickmann M, Brewster C, Sparrow P (ed.), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, p. 420-431, ed. 3rd.
  • Dickmann M, Brewster C & Sparrow P (2016) Macro-views: Shaping HRM in crises and beyond: Overview of section I. In: International Human Resource Management Contemporary HR Issues in Europe. Dickmann M, Brewster C, Sparrow P (ed.), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, p. 17-20, ed. 3rd.
  • Dickmann M, Cerdin JL & Mayrhofer W (2016) Global careers in European MNEs: Different career patterns in Europe?. In: International Human Resource Management Contemprary HR Issues in Europe. Dickmann M, Brewster C, Sparrow P (ed.), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, p. 297-328, ed. 3rd.
  • Dickmann M (2016) International Human Resource Management: Contemporary Human Resource Issues in Europe.
  • Parry E, Dickmann M, Unite J, Shen Y & Briscoe J (2015) Careers in Emerging Markets. In: Handbook of Human Resource Management in Emerging Markets. Horwitz F, Budhwar P (ed.), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 244-270.
  • Dickmann M (2014) International HRM's Role in Managing Global Careers. In: The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management. Collings D, Wood G, Caligiuri P (ed.), London: Routledge, p. 511-531.
  • Dickmann M (2013) International HRM. In: Contemporary Human Resource Management: Text and Cases. Wilkinson A, Redman T (ed.), Harlow: Pearson, p. 332-365, ed. 4th.
  • Doherty N & Dickmann M (2013) Self-initiated Expatriation: Drivers, Employment Experience and Career Outcomes. In: Self-initiated Expatriation: Individual, Organizational and National Perspectives. Andersen M, Al Ariss A, Walther M, Wolff K (ed.), Routledge, p. 122-142.
  • Doherty N & Dickmann M (2013) Self-Initiated and Assigned Expatriates: Talent Management and Career Considerations. In: Talent Managed of Self-Initiated Expatriates: A Neglected Source of Global Talent. Vaiman V, Haslberger A (ed.), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 234-255.
  • Dickmann M & Baruch Y (2011) Global Careers. Routledge.
  • Khapova SN, Briscoe JP & Dickmann M (2011) Careers in Cross-Cultural Perspective. In: Careers around the world: individual and contextual perspectives. Briscoe JP, Hall DT, Mayrhofer W (ed.), Abingdon: Routledge, p. 15-39.
  • Hall DT, Briscoe JP, Dickmann M & Mayrhofer W (2011) Implications for the Management of People and Organizations. In: Careers around the world: individual and contextual perspectives. Briscoe JP, Hall DT, Mayrhofer W (ed.), Abingdon: Routledge, p. 166-186.
  • Parry E & Dickmann M (2011) Careers in the United Kingdom. In: Careers around the world: individual and contextual perspectives. Briscoe JP, Hall DT, Mayrhofer W (ed.), Abingdon: Routledge, p. 341-354.
  • Parry E, Dickmann M & Morley M (2011) North American MNCS and their HR policies in liberal and coordinated market economies.. In: International Human Resource Management: Policy and Practice. Lazarova, M., Morley, M., and Tyson, S. (ed.), Abingdon: Routledge, p. 30-46.
  • (2008) International Human Resource Management - A European Perspective.
  • Bonache J & Dickmann M (2008) The Transfer of Strategic HR Know-How in MNCs: Mechanisms, Barriers and Initiatives.. In: International Human Resource Management - The European Perspective. Dickmann M, Brewster C, Sparrow P (ed.), London: Routledge.
  • Doherty N & Dickmann M (2008) Capitalising on an international career: Career capital perspectives. In: International Human Resource Management - The European Perspective. Brewster C, Sparrow P, Dickmann M (ed.), Routledge, p. 240-262.
  • Doherty N, Brewster C, Suutari V & Dickmann M (2008) Repatriation: The end or the middle?. In: International Human Resource Management - The European Perspective. Brewster C, Sparrow P, Dickmann M (ed.), Routledge, p. 174-191.
  • Harris H & Dickmann M (2006) The CIPD Guide on International Management Development. London: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
  • Dickmann M, Graubner M & Richter A (2006) Human resources management in international consulting firms - distinguishing second and third wave company patterns. In: Human Resource Management in Consulting Companies. Domsch M, Hristozova E (ed.), Berlin: Axel Springer Verlag.
  • International Human Resource Management: Contemporary HR Issues in Europe.