See publications below

Qademkher Qadir, M.A., is the Assistant Manager with special responsibility for Kurdish language programs, especially our very popular program for Kurdish Businesses in the US and at Jasper Alliance London, Ltd. in the UK

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Phone number in Erbil: 0750-327-6984

Phone number in USA: 1540-322-1345 


Publications by John C. Cross, Ph.D.

Informal politics: Street vendors and the state in Mexico City
JC Cross
Stanford University Press
Street vendors, and postmodernity: conflict and compromise in the global economy
J Cross
International journal of sociology and social policy
Street entrepreneurs: People, place, & politics in local and global perspective
J Cross, A Morales
Supporting the habit: income generation activities of frequent crack users compared with frequent users of other hard drugs
JC Cross, BD Johnson, WR Davis, HJ Liberty
Drug and alcohol dependence 64 (2), 191-201
Introduction: locating street markets in the modern/postmodern world
J Cross, A Morales
Street Entrepreneurs, 23-36
Co-optation, competition, and resistance: State and street vendors in Mexico City
JC Cross
Latin American Perspectives 25 (2), 41-61
Entrepreneurship & exploitation: Measuring independence and dependence in the informal economy
JC Cross
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
The informal sector
JC Cross
Encyclopedia of political economy 58 (4), 404-24
Risk and regulation in informal and illegal markets
JC Cross, S Peña
Out of the shadows: Political action and the informal economy in Latin …
Capitalism, modernity, and the “appropriate” use of space
JC Cross, M Karides
Street Entrepreneurs, 41-57
Expading dual labour market theory: crack dealers and the informal sector.
JC Cross, BD Johnson
International journal of sociology and social policy
Pirates on the high streets: the street as a site of local resistance to globalization
J Cross, A Morales
Street Entrepreneurs, 147-166
Passing the buck: Risk avoidance and risk management in the illegal/informal drug trade
JC Cross
International journal of sociology and social policy
El desalojo de los vendedores ambulantes: paralelismos históricos en la ciudad de México
JC Cross, MP Camacho
Revista mexicana de sociología, 95-115
Debilitando al clientelismo: la formalización del ambulantaje en la ciudad de México
JC Cross
Revista mexicana de sociología, 93-115
Development NGOs, the State and Neo-Liberalism: Competition, Partnership or Co-conspiracy
J Cross
Proceedings of the Fourth Annual AUC Research Conference
Place, identity, and deviance: A community-based approach to understanding the relationship between deviance and place
JC Cross, AH Hernández
Deviant Behavior 32 (6), 503-537
Street Vendors and Urban Policy: New Perspectives
S Balkin, JC Cross
Barmarick Publications
Street Entrepreneurs: People, Place and Politics in Local and Global Perspective: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy
L Cross, JC Cross, A Morales
Co-optation, competition, and resistance
JC Cross
Sage Publications

John Cross, Ph.D., is the founder and Managing Director of Cross Cultural Management. With a broad background in Higher Education he provides training in communications, leadership and IOSH Managing SafelyType your paragraph here.

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Ali  Fysal. B.Sc.

Personal Development Trainer & Life coach specialist 

The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.
We are highly trained as generalists and can coach superbly on any aspect of life. However, we may choose to specialize in one or more of the following areas :

 Confidence, Self Worth & Self Esteem
 Loving Relationships That Work
 Career Change - Creating Workplaces That Work
 The Mastery of Balance - Juggling a Life
 Self Care - Getting Your Own Needs Met
 Living Your Purpose
 Hot Buttons - Managing Anger, Upsets, Frustration and Stress
 Managing Grief, Loss, Sadness and Change
 Connection Parenting
 Self & Identity - Surviving the Oppressive Over-Culture
 Homesteading, Environmental Activism & Permaculture

Selected Corporate Clients

  Cross Cultural               Management           

Management & HSE                               Training & consulting

Steve Richardson, FCA


Steve is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 40 years experience in business finance and management. After qualifying as an accountant, Steve spent time as an auditor before becoming finance manager in an LP gas distribution company in the UK. He rose to Managing Director and led the company to new heights of profitability until it was purchased by Shell. 


Since 1995 Steve has been a trainer and consultant designing and delivering finance and management programmes for multi-national companies and a number of elite management training programs based in London.. 


In Erbil Steve has delivered programs for OMV, Kalegran, and the Kurdistan Regional Government, among many other companies. He specializes in finance, management, leadership, logistics, and procurement. 

Jon Burton


Jon is a business psychologist and practitioner of NLP. For 30 years he has worked as a consultant, management and interpersonal skills trainer across a wide range of industries. 

Jon is an energetic and dynamic face-to-face trainer, using techniques such as NLP, Neuro-semantics, experiential learning, and humour to keep his delegates fully and actively engaged in the learning process. 

​Jon regularly provides personal training for Chief Executives, and has developed management programs for Gerber foods, UK, Honeywell, Mulberry, and the UK government, among others. In Erbil he has provided Human Resource, Public Relations, leadership, and communications courses.

Cross Cultural Management is focused on fomenting ties between the US, UK and the development of a vibrant and prosperous society in Iraq and Kurdistan


By focusing on core needs in the local economy, we bring the right training for the needs of the growing professional class in Iraq and Kurdistan. Already hundreds of students, including members of every community in Iraq and many ex-pats, have benefited from our courses with overwhelming positive results.  

The key to our success is our concern for quality. We bring the best consultants to Erbil in order to provide the best results. At the same time we keep learning group sizes small in order to guarantee personalized service and make sure you will get the most out of your experience.