David C. Thomas

Beedie Professor of International Management
B.Sc. (Appalachian), M.B.A. (N. Carolina), Ph.D. (S. Carolina) International Business

Segal Room: SGL 3540
Segal Phone: 778.782.9475

Email Address: dcthomas@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

David C Thomas is the Beedie Professor of International Management in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.



Dr. Thomas is the author of ten books including most recently Essentials of International Human Resource Management: Managing People Globally (2013, Sage Publications) with Mila Lazarova and the best selling Cultural Intelligence: Living and Working Globally (2009, Berrett-Koehler Publishers)with Kerr Inkson. His book Cross-Cultural Management Essential Concept (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.



Dr. Thomas' research on cross-cultural interactions in organizational settings has appeared in numerous journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Advances in International Comparative Management, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Leadership Quarterly, and Organizational Dynamics.



He is currently Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behavior,and European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management.

 

Specialization and Research Interests

Research interests centre on the behaviour of culturally different individuals in organizational settings. Current topics include: cross-cultural leader-member interactions, multi-cultural teams, and cultural differences in the relationship of employees with their employer.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Andre A. Pekerti; David C. C. Thomas

n-culturals: Modeling the multicultural identity

2016 | Cross Cultural and Strategic Management. 23(1): 101-127

David C. Thomas; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Yuan Liao; Daniel L. Morrell; Kevin Y. Au

Collectivist values, exchange ideology and psychological contract preference

2015 | Management International Review. 56(2): 255-281

Andre A. Pekerti; David C. C. Thomas

The role of self-concept in cross-cultural communication

2015 | International Journal of Cross-cultural Management. 15(2): 167-193

Miriam Moeller; David C. C. Thomas; Nancy K. Napier; Andre A. Pekerti

N-culturals, The next cross cultural challenge: Introducing a multicultural mentoring model

2015 | International Journal of Cross-cultural Management. 15(1): 5-25

David C. C. Thomas; Yuan Liao; Zeynep Aycan; Jean-Luc Cerdin; Andre A. Pekerti; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Guenter K. Stahl; Mila B. Lazarova; Henry Fock; Denni Arli; Miriam Moeller; Tyler Okimoto; Fons van de Vijver

Cultural intelligence: A theory-based, short form measure

2015 | Journal of International Business Studies.

Joseph Cheng; Julian Birkinshaw; Donald R. Lessard; David C. C. Thomas

Advancing interdisciplinary research: Insights from the JIBS special issue

2014 | Journal of International Business Studies. 45(6): 643-648

Elizabeth Ravlin; Anna-Katherine Ward; David C. C. Thomas

Exchanging social Information across cultural boundaries

2014 | Journal of Management. 40(5): 1437-1465

Paula Caligiuri; David C. Thomas

From the Editors: How to write a high quality review

2013 | Journal of International Business Studies. 44(9): 547-553

David C. Thomas; Mary Y. Brannen; Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

Explaining theoretical relationships in international business research: Focusing on the arrow NOT the boxes

2011 | Journal of International Business Studies. 42(9): 1073-1078

David C. Thomas; Stacey R. Fitzsimmons; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Kevin Y. Au; Bjorn Z. Ekelund; Cordula Barzanty

Psychological contracts across cultures

2010 | Organization Studies. 31(11): 1437-1458

Mary Y. Brannen; David C. Thomas

Bicultural individuals in organizations: Implications and opportunity

2010 | International Journal of Cross-cultural Management. 10(1): 5-16

David C. Thomas; Mary Y. Brannen; Dominie Garcia

Bicultural individuals and intercultural effectiveness

2010 | European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management. 1(4): 315-333

David C. Thomas; Efrat Elron; Günter Stahl; Bjørn Z. Ekelund; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Jean-Luc Cerdin; Steven Poelmans; Richard Brislin; Andre Pekerti; Zeynep Aycan; Martha Maznevski; Kevin Au; Mila B. Lazarova

Cultural intelligence: Domain and assessment

2008 | International Journal of Cross-cultural Management. 8(2): 123-143

Mark F. Peterson; David C. Thomas

Organizational behavior in multinational organizations

2007 | Journal of Organizational Behavior. 28(3): 261-279

David C. Thomas

Domain and development of cultural intelligence: The importance of mindfulness

2006 | Group and Organization Management. 31(1): 78-99

Elizabeth C. Ravlin; David C. Thomas

Status and stratification processes in organizational life

2005 | Journal of Management. 31(6): 966-987

David C. Thomas; Mila B. Lazarova; Kerr Inkson

Global careers: New phenomenon or new perspectives

2005 | Journal of World Business. 40(4): 340-347

Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Yuan Liao; Daniel L. Morrell; Kevin Y. Au; David C. Thomas

Collectivist orientation and the psychological contract: Mediating effects of creditor ideology

2012 | Journal of International Business Studies. 43(8): 772-782

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

David C. C. Thomas

The multicultural mind: Unleashing the hidden force for innovation in your organziation

2015

David C. Thomas; R W. Griffin

Cross-cultural management

2014 | Oxford Bibliographies: Management.

Yuan Liao; Karin Sanders; Jian-Min Sun; Julie A. Coqin; David C. Thomas; Hugh T. Bainbridge

Cross-cultural research

2014 | Research methods for human resource management.

Gunter K. Stahl; Mila B. Lazarova; David C. Thomas; Ingmar Bjorkman; Shad Morris

Expatriate adjustment and performance revisited

2012 | Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management. Chapter 14: 271-292

David C. Thomas; Martine C. Gertsen; Anne-Marie Soderberg; Mette Zolner

State of the art: Cross cultural management research

2012 | Global collaboration: Intercultural experiences and learning. Chapter 2: 15-36

David C. Thomas; William H. Mobley; Gunter Stahl; Ying Wang; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Ming Li; Steven Poelmans; Andre Pekerti; Martha Maznevski; Mila B. Lazarova; Efrat Elron; Bjorn Z. Ekelund; Jean-Luc Cerdin; Richard Brislin; Zeynep Aycan; Kevin Au

Development of the cultural intelligence assessment

2012 | Advances in Global Leadership. 155-178

David C. Thomas

Cultural intelligence and all that jazz: A cognitive revolution in international management research?

2010 | Advances in International Management. 23: 169-187

Karsten Jonsen; Timothy Devinney; Zeynep Aycan; Torben Pedersen; Iris Berdrow; Laszlo Tihanyi; Nakiye Boyacigiller; Mary Y. Brannen; Sue C. Davison; Joerg Dietz; Julia Gluesing; Catherine T. Kwantes; Mila B. Lazarova; Svjetlana Madzar; Mary M. Maloney; Martha L. Maznevski; Edward McDonough; Sully Taylor; David C. Thomas; Todd J. Weber

Scientific mindfulness: A foundation for future themes in international business

2010 | Advances in International Management. 43-69

Echo Liao; David C. Thomas; Michael H. Bond

Inter-cultural interaction: The Chinese context

2010 | The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology, 2nd Edition. Chapter Chapter 39: 679-698

Peter B. Smith; Mila B. Lazarova; Mark F. Peterson; Michelle D. Lowe; David C. Thomas

Work and family: Research in cross national and international contexts

2008 | Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management Research. Chapter 11: 185-200

David C. Thomas; Kerr Inkson

Cultural intelligence: People skills for global business

2004

Nancy K. Napier; David C. Thomas

Managing relationships in transition economies

2004

David C. Thomas

Essentials of international management: A cross-cultural perspective

2002

David C. Thomas; Gunter K. Stahl; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Steven Poelmans; Andre A. Pekerti; Martha L. Maznevski; Mila B. Lazarova; Efrat Elron; Bjorn Z. Ekelund; Jean-Luc Cerdin; Richard Brislin; Zeynep Aycan; Kevin Y. Au; William H. Mobley; Y. Yang; M. Li

Development of the cultural intelligence assessment

2011 | Advances in Global Leadership.

David C. Thomas; M Vodosek; Deanne Den Hartog

Cultural intelligence

2015 | Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, Volume 6, International Management.

Teaching Related Material

David C. Thomas; Mark F. Peterson

Cross-cultural management: Essential concepts (3rd Edition)

2014 | Book, Textbook - Revised

David C. Thomas; Kerr Inkson

Cultural intelligence: Living and working globally

2009 | Book, Textbook - New

David C. Thomas

Cross-cultural management: Essential concepts

2008 | Book, Textbook - New

Peter B. Smith; Mark F. Peterson; David C. Thomas

The handbook of cross-cultural management research

2008 | Book, Textbook - New

Peter B. Smith; David C. Thomas; Mark F. Peterson; Stacey R. Fitzsimmons

Cross-cultural skills and abilities: From communication competence to cultural intelligence

2008 | Book Chapter, Textbook - New | The handbook of cross-cultural management research. 201-218

Peter B. Smith; Mark F. Peterson; David C. Thomas

Introduction

2008 | Book Chapter, Textbook - New | The handbook of cross-cultural management research. Chapter Introduction: 3-14

Maury Peiperl; David C. Thomas; Hugh Gunz; Kerr Inkson

Careers across cultures

2007 | Book Chapter, Textbook - New | Handbook of career studies. Chapter 23: 451-470

David C. Thomas; Mila B. Lazarova

Essentials of international human resource management: managaing people globally

2014 | Book, Textbook - New

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