From 1990-1994 she studied International Management and German at the University of Manchester, from 1994-1995 she took a Masters in European Industrial Relations at the Universities of Warwick and Trier. From 1996-2000 she worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Chair for Work, Personnel and Organisation at the University of Trier. In 2001 she received her PhD from the University of Trier. From 2000-2007 she was a lecturer and researcher at the Chair for Organization Theory and Management at the University of Erfurt and from 2000-2005 a researcher in an international research project on Human Resource Management in US Multinational Companies. Between 2007 and 2009 she took parental leave. She returned to work in 2009 as a lecturer and researcher at the Institute for Applied Work Science at the Ruhr-University of Bochum until March 2010. Between April 2010 and January 2015 she worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Chair of Business Administration, in particular Organization Studies and Resource Management at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. She was principal investigator in a research project on Multinational Companies, Regional Governance and Human Resource Management. The undefined project was funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) and commenced from January 2012 till January 2015.
Reviewer for journals (including Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Management International Review).
- Comparative Institutional Theory
- New Institutional Theory
- International HRM
- HRM in Multinational Companies
- Regional Embeddedness of Multinational Companies