Dr. David Thomas
From the University of Victoria
David C. Thomas (PhD University of South Carolina) is a Professor in the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria and Professor Emeritus of International Management at Simon Fraser University.
He is the author of more than a dozen books including (with Kerr Inkson) the bestselling Cultural Intelligence, Berrett-Koehler Publishers. His book Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts (Sage Publications) was the winner of the R. Wayne Pace Human Resource Development book of the year award for 2008. His most recent book (with Yuan Liao) Cultural Intelligence in the World of Work: Past, Present, Future (Springer International AG, 2020) is a comprehensive review of the literature on cultural intelligence. 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, and European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management.
Dr. Thomas’ previous academic postings have included positions at the Australian Graduate School of Management, the Pennsylvania State University and The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has held visiting positions at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Hawaii, Massey University, New Zealand, and ESCEM, Tours, France. 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.