Gerhard Schnyder

Reader in International Management, Loughborough University

I am a Reader in International Management at the Institute for International Management, Loughborough University London. Before that, I worked as a Reader at King's College London and as Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Cambridge (2007 – 2009) and the Centre for International Studies, and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS, University of London (January – August 2009).

I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2008), an MA ("DEA") in political science from the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva (2003) and a BA ("licence") in political science from the University of Lausanne (2001).

My research is situated at the intersection of Comparative Management, Comparative Political Economy, and Comparative Politics. I am interested in the ways in which formal and informal institutions shape economic behaviour and economic structures in different countries. My approach is hence an institutionalist approach drawing notably on Historical Institutionalism, New Institutionalism in Organisation Theory, and on New Institutional Economics.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Comparative Management, King's College London


  • 2008 
    University of Lausanne, Switzerland, PhD in Political Science