Dr Marco Hauptmeier

Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management
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  • PhD Cornell University
  • MA University of Bonn
  • BA University of Münster

Teaching profile

  • Employment Relations (MSc HRM)
  • International Human Resource Management (undergraduate)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (PhD)

Research interests

  • Comparative Employment Relations/HRM/ Political Economy
  • Employment relations and HRM in the auto industry
  • Institutional theory and institutional change
  • The role of ideas and constructivism in employment relations
  • Transnational employment relations in MNCs

Research projects

Marco led, or is currently leading the following projects:

Gaining collaborative advantages: The changing role of employers' organisations in the British economy

Duration: 20th June 2014 to 19th June 2017
Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Award type: Research, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship

Related news stories

Wednesday 27th August 2014

Dr Marco Hauptmeier, Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management, and Dr Sarah Hurlow, Lecturer in Leadership, have both been selected to take part in the Cardiff Futures programme, 2014-2015.

Marco Hauptmeier and Matt Vidal launching their book, Comparative Political Economy of Work

Friday 23rd May 2014

Marco Hauptmeier has published a new book, Comparative Political Economy of Work, in the prestigious ILPC Series.

Thursday 8th August 2013

Dr Marco Hauptmeier (HRM) was recently awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship worth close to £250,000. The Fellowship scheme aims to enable outstanding early-career social scientists to acquire the skills set to become future world leaders in their field.



  • Academic Member Chartered Institute of Personal and Development
  • British Academy of Management
  • British Universities Industrial Relations Associations
  • German Industrial Relations Association
  • International Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (USA)
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

Awards and scholarships

Co-winner of the Thomas A. Kochan & Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award in 2009, which recognizes the best PhD thesis in employment relations in the USA:

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