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David Thomas

David C. Thomas

Simon Fraser University

David C. Thomas (PhD University of South Carolina) is the Beedie Professor of International Management at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of a dozen books including the bestselling Cultural Intelligence: Living and Working Globally, (2009, Berrett-Koehler Publishers). His book Cross-Cultural Management Essential Concepts (2008, Sage Publications) was the winner of the R. Wayne Pace Human Resource Development book of the year award for 2008. In addition, he has recently edited (with Peter B. Smith and Mark Peterson) The Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management Research from Sage Publications. His research on cross-cultural interactions in organizational settings has appeared in the leading journals in the field. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, and the European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management. Dr Thomas has consulted on cultural diversity issues with numerous organizations including, Tech Resources, Rio Tinto Group, Sun Microsystems, the Canadian Police College, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and Correctional Service Canada.

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Measuring Cultural Intelligence: Implications and Opportunities

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Cultural intelligence is an ability that varies with individuals and explains differences in intercultural effectiveness. This ability is difficult to assess...

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