Resources for Professionals in the Intercultural Field

As the intercultural profession develops and matures by each passing year, the list of resources for intercultural work keeps growing.

Books, articles, journals and research on various aspects of the intercultural field are published regularly, making the intercultural literature more and more eclectic.

The Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon offers a rather exhaustive list of resources for all those interested in furthering their knowledge of the intercultural field.

Below is a list that we have compiled that includes some of the favorite books and materials of the SIETAR Switzerland board as well as our colleagues from the intercultural field. Maybe you’ll find your favorites among the list, or perhaps you’ll discover something new for your own intercultural library.

Online resources

For Cultural Competence: A Resource Manual for Developing Cultural Competence (2007) by Williams-Stith, Vivian and Haynes, Phyllis

International Leadership Programme by Dr. Eva Kinast

Intercultural Insights Yahoo listserve

ICF Cultural Competency in Global Community of Practice

Academic journals

Harvard Business Review
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Journal of Intercultural Communication
Journal of Intercultural Communication and Research
Journal of Human Resources
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
International Journal of Intercultural Relations
Intercultural communication

The Art of Coming Home (2001) and The Art of Crossing Cultures (2007) by Craig Storti

Coaching Across Cultures: New Tools for Leveraging National, Corporate & Professional Differences (2003) by Philippe Rosinski

52 Activities for Exploring Values Differences (2003) and 52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication (2009) by Donna M. Stringer and Patricia A. Cassiday (eds)

The Third Culture Kid Experience: Growing up Among Worlds (2009) by David Pollock & Ruth Van Reken

APA Handbook of Intercultural Communication (2010) David Matsumoto (ed)

Culture & Organizations: Software of the Mind (2010) by Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede & Michael Minkov

Jolts! Activities to Wake up and Engage Your Participants (2011) by Sivasailam Thiagarajan and Tracy Tagliati

Understanding Intercultural Communication (2011) by Stella Ting-Toomey & Leeva Chung

Handbuch Interkulturelles Coaching (2012) by Gesa Kraemer and Kirsten Nazarkiewicz

Building Cultural Competence: Innovative Activities and Models (2012) by Kate Berardo and Darla Deardorff (eds)

Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business (2012) by Fons Trompenaars & Charles Hampden-Turner

Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures Without Losing Yourself in the Process (2013) by Andy Molinsky

The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures (2013) by Linda A. Janssen

Finding home abroad: A Guided Journal for Adapting to Life Overseas (2014) by Trisha Carter and Rachel Yates

The Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence (2015) by Janet Bennett

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