Web Links

Global mindset development resources

  • www.clci.ntu.edu.sg
    Center for Leadership and Cultural Intelligence in Singapore is the world's first research center for cultural intelligence.
  • www.thunderbird.edu
    Thunderbird School of Global Management website contains many interesting articles about global strategy, business, marketing, leadership and management.
  • www.dialogin.com
    knowledge and learning community about international management and global leadership competence.
  • www.weforum.org
    the World Ecomomic Forum publishes a comprehensive series of reports about global issues.
  • www.economist.com
    offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, emerging markets.
  • hbr.org
    Harvard Business Review. Original research and first hand perspectives from leading thinkers around the world.
  • www.biztravelife.com
    information, tips and links for the business traveler. Contains hundreds of links: from clothing size converters to holidays worldwide.
  • www.theglobalist.com
    daily online magazine on the global economy, politics and culture.
  • www.insead.edu
    one of the leading international business schools. Their knowledge center publishes interesting articles about international tops in strategy, leadership, negotiations, etc.
  • www.mckinsey.com
    Mckinsey Global Institute publishes insights and research to understand the global economy.
  • www.strategy-business.com
    International business strategy news. Award- winning management magazine. Topics covered include international strategy, marketing, operations, human capital.
  • knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu
    Ivy league university Wharton's website contains a wealth of articles, videos, podcasts about intercultural management, marketing, strategy, people management and leadership.
  • www.leader-values.com
    provides students, researchers and practitioners with the best resources on leadership, innovation, organisation design. Has many articles about global or national leadership traits
  • www.iht.com
    website of the International Herald Tribune, renamed International New-York Times has the best of global journalism.
  • www.intercultural.org
    the Intercultural Communication Institute website has a bibliography containing an up to date list of books related to the fields of intercultural communication, diversity management, global business skills, virtual teams, etc.
  • www.transparency.org
    they publish the Corruption Perceptions Index.
  • www.blogsource.org
    interesting articles, opinion and information about offshore outsourcing.
  • www.iesfed.com
    international group of senior level corporate HR and recruitment executives, retained executive search professionals, human capital consultants and academics committed to the recruitment and success of executive leadership.
  • www.pew.org
    the Pew research center publishes global trends and attitudes.
  • www.hoganassessments.com
    online personality tests, articles and videos that help to assess and develop future business leaders.
  • www.globalbusinessnews.net
    contains many links to articles about global mobility, global talent management, strategy, radio shows, conference presentations dealing with international business and HR topics.
  • www.culturiosity.com
    is a portal of useful information, resources and articles about intercultural awareness and cross-cultural competency building.
  • www.china-brain.com
    the best China news and insights from the web in one place. Community site for China business professionals, academics, entrepreneurs and watchers.
  • www.intercultures.ca
    the Foreign Affairs and International Trade website of Canada is one of the best resources for country insights.
  • www.hec.fr/knowledge
    knowledge portal of HEC Paris, containing a wealth of articles and videos about cross-cultural topics in marketing, strategy & management, business environment, technology & operations.

Spouse/ Partner Career resources

Language resources

  • www.french.about.com or www.german.about.com
    hundreds of pages to learn French or German. For all levels. Covers topics such as vocabulary (with sound files), grammar exercises, texts, cultural aspects, learning tips...
  • www.bbc.co.uk/languages
    The BBC site for language learning. Interactive courses, videos and audio clips: essential facts, holiday phrases, games and worksheets.
  • www.laits.utexas.edu
    excellent online course, including grammar, vocabulary, communication topics, as well as videos and other audio files. French and German languages are available.
  • www.lepointdufle.net
    contains many links to French songs, vocabulary, oral comprehension, grammar, etc.
  • www.wirtschaftsdeutsch.de
    includes a lot of materials for learning Business German.
  • www.diplomatie.fr
    sponsored by the French diplomatic services. Publishes the excellent news magazine Label France which contains articles on every aspect of France today.
  • www.deutschseite.de
    contains many exercises and worksheets to learn the German language.
  • www.goetheinstitut.de
    the Goethe-Institut is Germany’s cultural institution and gateway to the German culture and language. Contains many useful links to exercises and texts.
  • www.nthuleen.com
    excellent site containing many exercises, worksheets, materials and resources for learning German.
  • www.learningpaths.org
    interesting site for discovering your learning style. Tips on how to improve one s learning strategies, language resources, questionnaires.
  • www.dw.de
    the deutsche Welle has free radio and tv content. Their section for learning German is excellent to practice listening comprehension.
  • www.livelingua.com/project
    this project is the internet's largest collection of free public domain language learning materials.
  • fluent-forever.com
    detailed guide to every step of the language learning process. It is a brilliant website that shows you how to learn new languages.
  • www.linguanet-worldwide.org
    sponsored by the European Commission programm for Lifelong Learning, this website contains thousands of resources for learning a new language.

Country profiles

  • www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook
    The world factbook published by the CIA. Statistical information on nearly all countries in the world.
  • www.cyborlink.com
    leading resource for international business etiquette and manners, as well as for cross-cultural communication. Using Geert Hofstede’s key indicators of culture.
  • www.worldvaluessurvey.org
    this survey is an investigation of socio-cultural and political change in 65 societies. Basic societal values and beliefs.
  • www.globaledge.msu.edu
    country insights, market potential indicators. Published by the Michigan State University.
  • www.doingbusiness.org
    data provided by the World Bank Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement, across 155 economies.
  • www.simonanholt.com
    publishes the nation brands index- measuring the global perceptions of countries. Also take a look at the Reputation Institute and its Country RepTrak.
  • www.internationalist.com
    world's leading resource for international business. Provides info. and access to books, services, travel, companies and merchandise for the international businessperson.
  • www.kwintessential.co.uk
    free online culture guides on how to do business and respect local etiquette.
  • www.lonelyplanet.com
    travel guides and phrasebooks.
  • www.nationalgeographic.com
    the National Geographic Traveler section contains a ealth of information and tips about the countries in the world
  • www.geert-hofstede.com
    a world authority in cultural management. Compare your own management style with target countries.
  • www.eupedia.com
    guide to European travel, culture, History, linguistics and population genetics.
  • www.everyculture.com
    detailed illustrated articles on more than one hundred world cultures.

Relocation resources

  • www.expatresearch.com
    offers the most up to date and credible research findings about global mobility, global careers and global families.
  • www.expatica.com
    provides news and information for expatriates living in, working in, or moving to Europe. Contains useful information on relocation, housing, job searching.
  • www.escapeartist.com
    one of the most comprehensive expatriate sites, including resources, links and directories.
  • www.relocationexpert.co.uk
    relocation expert website with excellent planning and checklists as well as advice on how to organize your move optimally.
  • www.easyexpat.com
    practical and up to date information about taxes, schools, accomodation, careers for cities all over the world.
  • www.expatinfodesk.com
    publishes city guides and also general information about moving and living aborad.
  • www.transitionsabroad.com
    guide to work, study, travel and living abroad. Publishes Transitions Abroad web magazine.
  • www.expatchecklist.com
    tips on what to look at when accepting an international assignment.
  • www.internations.org
    leading network and guide for expats in more than 390 cities worldwide. A wealth of information and tips!
  • www.tckworld.com
    third culture kids website containing many useful information about how to raise children that grow up in more than one culture.
  • www.justlanded.com
    useful information about expatriation: international jobs, rentals, country guides.
  • www.alloexpat.com
    with 50 000 visitors daily, it's one of the biggest expat forums on the net, connecting expats worldwide.
  • figt.org
    Families in Global Transition website contains several free resources for families, dual career issues, intercultural understanding and business practices, as well as Third Culture Kids topics.
  • www.expatexchange.com
    contains information about moving or retiring abroad, international jobs, health care, banking and finance and culture shock.
  • www.expat-blog.com
    online expatriate community. The living abroad website, by expats, for expats who share their experience abroad.
  • www.relocatemagazine.com
    News, information and support for HR, global mobility managers, global teams and those relocating, operating in or setting up new operations overseas.