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Dr Roberto Bergami

Ph.D., M.Ed., MBus (Res) (AppEco), BBus (International Trade (with Dist), Certified Documentary Credit Specialist

Senior Lecturer, College of Business

Dr. Roberto Bergami has over twenty years experience in the manufacturing industry, primarily within the pharmaceutical sector. He held a number of roles with an international focus in finance, sales, marketing, customer service and logistics. Roberto's teaching spans over twenty years with experience in Higher Education, TAFE (VET) and private education providers.

He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the College of Business at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, and an Associate Researcher in the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies and the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing.

Roberto holds a Master in Education, a Master of Business by Research (Applied Economics) and a Ph.D.

Roberto is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. He has maintained his involvement with industry through a number of peak associations where he enjoys various grades of senior level membership.

In 2002 Roberto received the State of Victoria Quarantine Award for his efforts in educating students in quarantine matters.

Roberto's main areas of research interests in international trade focus on government regulations; delivery terms (Incoterms); international payment terms; and market entry barriers. Other research interests include professional development of academics/teachers, the development of communities of practice, online teaching and online communities, migration from Emilia-Romagna (Italy) to Australia and teenage/youth dialect.

Roberto is also Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture and Associate Editor for both the ACTA Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionales, and the International Education Studies.



Bergami, R. (2013) International Trade: A Practical Introduction, 4th edn, Eruditions Publishing, Melbourne, Australia

Book chapters

Bergami, R. (2012) Incoterms 2010 – A Risk Management Approach. In: Papanikos, G.T. (ed.), Economic Essays, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, pp. 311-325

Bergami, R. and Aulino, B. (2012) Imparare con un clik: l'influenza di internet nell'apprendimento di una seconda lingua. In: Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2012 Licata, D & Pittau F. (eds). Idos, Roma, Italy, pp. 146-155

Aulino, B. and Bergami, R. (2011) Italian-Canadian, Italian-Australian, and Italian Adolescent Speech: A Contemporary Analysis in Global Encounters: Pedagogical Paradigms and Educational Practices. In: Swaffield B, and Guske I. (eds), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK pp. 144-159

Bergami, R., Schuller, A. and Cheok, J. (2011) Building Bridges through Industry Placements: Perceptions from Malaysian Academics. in Global Encounters: Pedagogical Paradigms and Educational Practices. In: Swaffield B, and Guske I. (eds), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 258-274

Bergami, R. (2010) Emigrazione dall'Italia al'Australia fra il 1950 e 1971: l'esperienza degli Emiliano-Romagnoli. In: Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2010. Idos, Roma, Italy, pp. 77-86

Refereed journal articles

Bergami, R. and Pavezova, I. (2013) Regional Branding: Cooperation as the Way Forward for Small Local Business Enterprises in the Czech Republic, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management: Annual Review, Vol. 12, Issue, p. 39-52

Bergami, R., Aulino, B. and Zafar, A. (2013) The Influence of Cyber Language on Adolescents Learning English as a Second Language: Voices from Italy and Pakistan, The International Journal of Learning, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 108-120 (ISSN 1447-9494)

Bergami, R. (2013) Fostering On-line Communities of Practice Through a New Educational Program for International Freight Forwarders in Australia, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol. 6, Issue 12, pp. 83-102 (ISSN 1833-1882)

Bergami, R. (2012) Bank Payment Obligation: A Commentary, The Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 1-18

Bergami, R. (2012) Enhancing Intercultural Competence Through International Study Tours, The International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 9, Issue 11, pp. 41-57

Bergami, R. and Schüller A. (2012) Industry Placement Experiences in Vocational Education: Voices from Australia, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 29-47

View the full list of Roberto's publications in Victoria University's Institutional Repository.

Professional membership

  • Australian Marketing Institute, certified practicing marketer
  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia, fellow
  • Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance, senior associate
  • Australian Institute of Export, fellow
  • International Chamber of Commerce (Australia), member
  • Australian Chamber of International Trade, fellow

Areas of expertise

  • Communities of practice
  • Export and import procedures
  • Foreign language acquisition
  • Free trade agreements
  • International methods of payment
  • International regulations
  • Letters of credit
  • Market access barriers
  • Marketing
  • Migration
  • Professional development of academics and teachers: E-teaching and learning
  • Terms of delivery (Incoterms)
  • Youth languages
Roberto Bergami

Contact details

+61 3 9919 5002