Dr Stefan Zagelmeyer is Reader in Comparative and International Business at Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK.
Stefan has spent more than half of his life in higher education and research in more than 10 countries on five continents. He has held appointments at Manchester School of Management (UK), Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), Turku School of Economics (Finland), University of Twente (the Netherlands) and the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).
He is author of numerous publications in academic and practitioner-oriented journals. His research contributions fall into the four areas of a) international business strategy, b) comparative business and management, c) international human resource management, and d) business and human rights. Recent research is geared at innovation systems, company responses to the global financial crisis, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and business and human rights.
Dr Zagelmeyer has worked as researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and at the German Economic Institute, Germany. He also worked as an external consultant for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin, Ireland), the European Commission (Brussels, Belgium) and the International Labour Organization (Geneva, Switzerland). In addition, he has worked as trainer for several multinational enterprises.
Dr Zagelmeyer has studied ‘Economics and Social Sciences’ (equivalent to MSc in Economics) at the University of Cologne (Germany) and ‘Industrial Relations & Personnel Management’ (MSc Econ) at the London School of Economics (United Kingdom). He received his Ph.D. (Dr. rer-pol.) in economics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. In 2014, he was awarded the title of professor to be retained for life by the state government of Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany.