Prof. Dr. Claudine Gaibrois


Prof. Dr. Claudine Gaibrois Dozentin

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


  • Research and teaching in Global and Intercultural Management


  • BSc International Business Administration

  • BSc Business Administration

  • Intercultural communication

  • Communicating in multilingual professional contexts

  • Academic Skills

  • Global People Management


  • Language-sensitive research in International Business

  • Migration

  • Cultural diversity

  • Intercultural communication

  • Power and participation

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Reflexivity


  • Claudine Gaibrois holds a Phd in Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (Dr. rer. soc. HSG) of the University of St. Gallen. She received her licentiate in Political Science from the University of Zurich. She also holds a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Intercultural Communication (University of Lucerne) and a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Higher Education Didactics (University of St. Gallen).

    Since August 2022, she is Professor of Global and Intercultural Management at the Institute of Marketing & Global Management. She has also been an external lecturer at the University of St. Gallen since 2015. From 2016-2023 she was a lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and from 2015-2022 an external lecturer at EM Strasbourg Business School. Since 2017, she has been a guest lecturer in the CEMS Master of International Management program (2017-2019 London School of Economics; 2020-present Aalto University School of Business). In 2021, she was a guest lecturer at Estonian Business School.

    Claudine Gaibrois' research interests include language-sensitive research in International Business, migration, cultural diversity, intercultural communication, power and participation, diversity & inclusion, and reflexivity.


  • Migrants, Work and Language, with Prof. Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Åbo Akademi, FIN) and Dr. Natalie Wilmot (Bradford University, UK), supported by the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland (ongoing)

  • Gendered practices in academia, with Dr. Marjana Johansson (University of Glasgow, UK) and Prof. Rebecca Piekkari (Aalto University School of Business, FIN) (ongoing)

  • The role of language diversity in the construction of cultural differences (ongoing, supported by the BFH Publication Fund))

  • The contribution of reflexivity to a positive hidden curriculum of responsibility learning (onging, supported by the BFH Publication Fund)

  • Language-related participation in organizations, with Prof. Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Åbo Akademi, FIN) and Dr. Natalie Wilmot (Bradford University, UK) (completed)




9th International GEM&L Workshop, Paper “Beyond possession and competition: Investigating cooperative aspects of power in multilingual organizations” (Claudine Gaibrois and Chris Steyaert)

University of St. Gallen, Certificate of Advanced Studies Program in Higher Education

Mentoring Deutschschweiz, Junior Female Academic Development Program of the German-speaking Swiss universities and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference, Paper “Negotiating privilege: Power dynamics in linguistically diverse organizations” (Claudine Gaibrois and Julia Nentwich)

UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium, Presentation “Creating spaces for agency: How members of linguistically diverse organizations counterbalance language skill-related inequality” (Claudine Gaibrois)

Supervised theses

  • Derendinger Deborah The effects of self-identification in a learning environment 2023

  • Sterjova Gabriela Frauen mit Migrationshintergrund in Führungspositionen 2023

  • Jakubovic Irfan Challenges and opportunities of halal tourism in Switzerland 2023/2024

  • Schneeberger Hannes Offshoring in Scrum Teams 2023

  • Kaneko Shintaro Corporate culture in new work contexts: A comparative study of monolingual Japan and multilingual Switzerland 2023/2024

  • Furrer Florian Wie verändert die Digitalisierung die interne Kommunikation in einem KMU (am Beispiel einer Genossenschaftsbank)? 2023/2024

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • French - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Spanish - Professional working proficiency
  • Italian - Professional working proficiency
  • Portuguese - Elementary proficiency