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

  • Intercultural communication

  • Communicating in multilingual professional contexts


  • Cultural diversity in professional contexts

  • Language-sensitive research in International Business

  • Intercultural communication

  • Power and participation

  • Migration

  • Diversity in academia

  • Reflexivity


  • Claudine Gaibrois did her master level studies in Political Science, General History and German Literature and completed her doctorate in Organization Studies. She 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 2016-2022 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; 2020-2022 Aalto University School of Business). In 2021, she was a guest lecturer at Estonian Business School.

    Claudine Gaibrois' research interests include cultural diversity in professional contexts, Language-sensitive research in International Business, intercultural communication, power and participation, migration, diversity in academia, 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)



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)

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