Professor Gerhard Schnyder
Director of the Institute for International Management
Dr. Gerhard Schnyder is a Professor of International Management and Political Economy and joined the University from King’s College London in July 2017.
Gerhard his work has been published in internationally leading journals including Business & Society, Comparative Political Studies, Organization Studies, and Global Strategy Journal. He has obtained several research fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation and large grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and other funding bodies.
Current research and collaborations
Gerhard’s research adopts an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to investigate the institutional and political determinants of economic activity. More specifically, Gerhard researches the impact of the state, law, and informal institutions on firm-level corporate practices and strategies with a specific focus on corporate governance and corporate political activity.
Gerhard currently leads a multi-national NORFACE-funded project investigating the Populist Backlash, Democratic Backsliding, and the Crisis of the Rule of Law in the European Union.
Current PhD / research supervisions
- Melek Küçükuzun (since 2021): Populism and the Turkish media system
- Sho Akinnawo (since 2022): The London Canal Boat Entrepreneurial Community
Completed PhD / research supervisions
- Alan Brejnholt (2018-2022): Navigating Plurality: The State and Corporate Social Responsibilities
- Micaela Mihov (2013-17): Private-Public partnerships and Varieties of Capitalism
- Philipp Kern (2012-2015): The institutional and corporate change in times of crisis in Europe and North America
- Dorottya Sallai (Egerszegi) (2011-2013): The determinants of Eastern European companies’ lobbying activities at EU level