Department of Management, Society and Communication

PhD fellow

Room: DH.V.2.49
Kerstin Martel

Kerstin’s research interests comprise identity and coping strategies of globally mobile individuals, interactions in highly diverse teams and networks, as well as multilateral relations in Europe.

She has published academic articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in the fields of intercultural management, social-psychology and diplomacy. She works and writes in French, German and English. As an independent researcher she contributed to international conferences such as the Critical Management Studies Conference (CMSC), the International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (IACCM) and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR).

For nearly 15 years Kerstin has worked as a management consultant for private and public sector organizations in Europe and the USA. A few years ago she has started teaching Intercultural Management at Business Schools and Universities in France.

Kerstin Martel holds a Master’s degree in Intercultural Management from Paris Dauphine University in France, a Master of Arts in International Business from Rennes Business School in France and a Diplom-Betriebswirt from the Bochum University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Primary research areas
  • identity, sense-making and coping strategies
  • global mobility of employees and IHRM
  • diversity and inclusion
  • intercultural management
  • cultural diplomacy
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Selected publications

Martel K., Raupp M., Abdul-Hadi A., Oleskeviciute E., Mello R., Biswas T., G. S. Milani (2012). “Isn't it ironic…!?!” - mobility researchers go sedentary. A group auto-ethnography on collective coping and care in pandemic times, Gender, Work and Organisation, First Published: 22 July 2021.

Martel K., Simic, L. (2018). ‘Building a joint approach in European Union cultural diplomacy: from soft power to intercultural cooperation’ Revista Chilena de Relaciones Internacionales, Edition New Public Diplomacy, 2(1), 27–54.

Martel, K. (2017). Effets des appartenances multiples sur les interactions et les stratégies d'acteurs en contexte interculturel (Multiple belongings: implications for interactions and strategies in intercultural settings), Revue Économique et Sociale, Vol. 75, no. 3, 61-73.

Babaci L., Gallou E., Martel K. (2017): L’émergence d’une nouvelle « élite transnationale » et l’intégration de nouveaux profils de managers (Emergence of a new “transnational elite“ and new types of managers), in: Le défi interculturel, Enjeux et perspectives pour entreprendre, dir.: Cloet P.R., Guénette A.M., Mutabazi E., Pierre P., L’Harmattan, Paris, 153-164.

Martel, K. (2015). Interkulturell beraten und interkulturelle Handlungskompetenz entwickeln – ganzheitlich, (Developing intercultural competence through a holistic consulting and counselling approach), Zeitschrift für Individualpsychologie, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 40, 217–232.

Publications sorted by:
Kerstin Martel; Monique Raupp; Acil Abdul-Hadi; Emilija Oleskeviciute; Rodrigo Mello; Tania Biswas; Giovanna S. Milani / “Isn't It Ironic…!?!” - Mobility Researchers Go Sedentary : A Group Auto-ethnography on Collective Coping and Care in Pandemic Times.
In: Gender, Work & Organization, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1.2022, p. 273-300
Journal article > peer review
Kerstin Martel / Beyond Categorization? : A Review of Identity Research in Intercultural Management and Expatriation Studies.
In: Conference Proceedings IACCM-IÉSEG Research Conference 2019: Intercultural Competencies for a Disruptive VUCA World: Exploring Creativity, Innovation, Resilience & Resistance in Intercultural Research, Training & Management. . ed. /Barbara Covarrubias Venegas; Carolin Debray; Jacob Vakkayil. Paris : IACCM & IÉSEG School of Management 2019, p. 249-268
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