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., Effets des appartenances multiples sur les interactions et les stratégies d'acteurs en contexte interculturel, in: LE DÉFI INTERCULTUREL, Enjeux et perspectives pour entreprendre, Editors: P.R. Cloet, A.M. Guénette, E. Mutabazi, P. Pierre, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2017

Martel K., Interkulturell beraten und interkulturelle Handlungskompetenz entwickeln (Developing intercultural competence with a holistic consulting and counseling approach) - Zeitschrift für Individualpsychologie 2015 Jg.40 H.03, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, p. 217-232, Göttingen, 2015

Martel K., co-authors: L. Babaci, E. Gallou, L’émergence d’une nouvelle "élite transnationale" et l’intégration de nouveaux profils de managers, in: LE DÉFI INTERCULTUREL, Enjeux et perspectives pour entreprendre, dir.: P.R. Cloet, A.M. Guénette, E. Mutabazi, P. Pierre, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2017

Martel K.and Simic L., Building a joint approach in European Union cultural diplomacy: from soft power to intercultural cooperation? / Construir un enfoque conjunto en la diplomacia cultural de la Unión Europea: del poder blando a la cooperación intercultural?, Revista Chilena de Relaciones Internacionales, Vol 2 (1): 27-54, Santiago de Chile,2018

Cloet P.R. and Martel K., La communication interculturelle au sein d’équipes franco-allemandes - L’Allemagne en recto-verso : portraits d’un voisin (mé)connu, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France. 2013,

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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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