Dr. Sabrina Bresciani is an assistant professor at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) where she conducts research on the topics of intercultural management communication and visualization for organizational communication.

She has been a researcher at Harvard University (Boston), the University of Cambridge (U.K.) and the National University of Singapore. She is currently a visiting professor at Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), at the Central University of Finance and Economics (China) and at the Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland).

She has published over sixty peer reviewed papers in international journals, as book chapters and proceedings of key international conferences. She received the Best Paper award from the Frontiers of Business Research in China International Symposium 2014, the International Conference of Information Visualization in 2010 and in 2013. She also received the Carolyn Dexter Award nomination at the Academy of Management Meeting in 2011, as well as serveral research grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Sabrina is/has been an adjuct/visiting professor at various universities worldwide including Aalto University (Finland), Franklin University Switzerland, the American University in Bulgaria, Eurocampus at Universidad Jaume I (Spain) and the University of Freiburg (Germany).

She is the founder and president of Kolours, a non-profit social enterprise supporting disadvantaged people in India through design.

Academic affiliations:

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland: assistant professor of digital communication

Central University of Finance and Econmics, China: visiting professor

Universidad del Pacifico, Peru: visiting professor

Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland: visiting professor


   National University of Singapore: Researcher 2009-2010. Host: Prof. B.C.Y Tan (President of the AIS).

   Harvard University, U.S.A.: Researcher 2009. Host. S.V. Subramanian.

   University of Cambridge, U.K.: Researcher 2007. Host: Alan Blackwell.

Ph.D. Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland. Summa cum laude.
Institute of Marketing and Communication Management.

M.Sc. Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland.
Communication and Economics, Major in Corporate Communication.

BA Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Industrial Design, Major in Communication Design.

International Experience:

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Lived in 8 countries:
– Switzerland (St. Gallen and Lugano)
– U.S. (Virginia and Boston)
– Spain
– Germany
– Singapore
– U.K.
– Italy
– India
Additional work experience in:
– Finland
– Bulgaria
– Peru
– China

Research and Teaching expertise:

– Intercultural (Management) Communication
– Knowledge Visualization and digital communication for Management
– Social Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior

Funds and Awards:

2015 – Best paper proceedings, Academy of Management Meeting 2015, Vancouver, Canada.
2014 – Best Paper award at the Frontiers of Business Research Simposium, Beijing, China
2013 – Best Paper award at the International Conferenceof  Information Visualization IV13
2012 – Swiss National Science Foundation: two-year project funds on Knowledge Visualization for Intercultural Collaboration
2011 – Academy of Management: Carolyn Dexter Award nomination (MOC division)
2011 – IADIS Conference: Best Paper proceedings
2011 – XXII ISPIM Conference: Best Paper award nomination
2010 – International Conference of Information Visualization (IV10): best paper award
2009 – SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) 10-month research grant for conducting cross-cultural research
2009 – SNSF conference grant
2009 – Gender Service research grant  for conducting research (multilevel analysis) at Harvard University
2008 – SNSF grant

Sabrina Bresciani teaching China
Teaching at the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China

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