Michael Minkov is a professor of Cross-Cultural Awareness and Organizational Behavior at International University College, Bulgaria. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the State University of Sofia (Kliment Ohridski) and an MA in linguistics, also from that university.
Minkov is an academic disciple and associate of Geert Hofstede, the father of scientific cross-cultural analysis across modern nations. Some of Minkov's findings have been accepted by Hofstede as an enrichment and update of his classic model. They have recently published a number of co-authored articles as well as the third edition of Hofstede's classic "Cultures and Organizations; Software of the Mind" (McGraw-Hill, 2010). Minkov has also written two monographs on culture, with contributions by Hofstede: "Cultural Differences in a Globalizing World" (Emerald, 2011) and "Cross-Cultural Analysis; The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures" (Sage, 2013), as well as a number of academic articles in journals, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries.
Minkov has taught seminars at the University of Portsmouth (UK), Erasmus University, Maastricht University, and Stenden University (Netherlands), Bilgi University and Koc University (Turkey), Aarhus University (Denmark), and IBS Moscow (Russia). In addition to his academic work, Minkov works as a freelance teacher and consultant in the area of cross-cultural awareness. His clients include AIMS Human Capital, Air Liquide, Avon, Alpha SOT, Heineken, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Italcementi, Lukoil, Mondi International, Nestle, NetInfo, Shared Services (Coca Cola Hellenic), SDI Group (an Italian consultancy in Tunisia), and Schneider Electric.
Cultural differences in society and management
PhD in Social Anthropology, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2010
MA in Linguistics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1988