Prof. Dr. Omar Ramon Serrano


Prof. Dr. Omar Ramon Serrano Dozent

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Business School
    Institut Marketing & Global Management
    Brückenstrasse 73
    3005 Bern


  • Research and teaching in global and intercultural management


  • International Business Administration

  • Betriebsökonomie

  • IMBE- International Management & Business Ethics

  • BIBM - International Business Management


  • Global Management

  • International Political Economy

  • Emerging Economies

  • China

  • India

  • Brazil


  • Omar Ramon Serrano Oswald (欧山), holds a PhD in Political Science & International Relations from the Graduate Institute, Geneva; an M.Sc. in Global Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Licenciatura in International Political Economy & International Relations from ITAM University.
  • Since September 2022 he is Professor for Global and Intercultural Management at the Institute for Marketing & Global Management. Previously, he has been Principal Investigator and Research Associate at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and at the University of St. Gallen (HSG); Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Universities of Geneva and Lucerne; and Visiting Fellow and Guest Professor in various universities in China (Fudan, UIBE, Hunan), India (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Brazil (FGV), and Mexico (ITAM).
  • He is author of the book The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy (Amsterdam University Press, 2013) and articles in top-ranked academic journals such as the Review of International Political Economy (RIPE), New Political Economy and Regulation & Governance. He speaks English, Spanish, German, Mandarin, French, Portuguese and Italian. His research in the areas of International Political Economy, Global Management, and International Relations combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Dec/21 – Principal Investigator in the DFG funded project: “The Rules of the Road? An Evaluation and Analysis of Chinese Investors’ Overseas Direct Investment Practices and their Global Impact." School of Social Sciences and Technology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
  • Feb/20 – Sep/22 Postdoctoral researcher in the bidt funded project: “Learning from the “Frontrunner”? A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Chinese Social Credit System and its Impact on Germany.” School of Social Sciences and Technology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
  • Jul/18 – Nov/21 Postdoctoral researcher in the DFG funded project: International Bureaucracies as ““Runaway Agents”? How Organizational Structure Affects Agency Slack.” School of Social Sciences and Technology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
  • Oct/17 – Jun/18 Visiting Fellow in Global Transformations at the Hochschule für Politik. Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
  • Jun/17 – Feb/18 Research Associate at the China Competence Centre of the University of St. Gallen (CCC at FIM-HSG) Research project on an evaluation of the Sino-Swiss free trade agreement and the Belt and Road Initiative. University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.
  • Dec/16 – Sept/18 Guest Professor. Hunan University (湖南大学), Hunan, China.
  • Sept/14 – Sept/17 Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Global Studies Institute. University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Oct/10 – Apr/15 Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the International Relations Section of the Political Science Department. University of Lucerne, Switzerland.
  • Feb/09 – Oct/10 Research Assistant in the Project: “Which future for the Swiss-EU bilateral-way?” University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Mar/06 – Jan/09 Teaching Assistant & Research Assistant, at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID). Graduate Institute, Geneva. Switzerland.
  • 2005 – 2011 PhD. in International Relations specializing in Political Science. Graduate Institute, Geneva. Switzerland.
  • 2004 – 2005 Master of Science (MSc.) in Global Politics. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK.
  • 1997 – 2003 Lic. International Relations/ International Political Economy. Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM University), Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 2008 – to date Mandarin courses At the University of Geneva, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) & private tutor, Geneva and Beijing, China.




From the China Society of Emerging Economy Studies For the paper: From rule-takers to rule-makers? Emerging Powers in the Regulation of International Trade (with Sandra Lavenex)

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • English - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • French - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Spanish - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Chinese - Limited working proficiency
  • Portuguese - Full professional proficiency
  • Italian - Limited working proficiency
  • China
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Mexico