Does Cultural Detective “Work” in a University Setting?


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We are very proud to say that Cultural Detective has been an essential ingredient of the International Business Management Program in the ESPEME-EDHEC Business School in France over the past six-years. Dr. George Simons and colleagues have designed and delivered leading-edge courseware in fully simulated environments, spiraling around a Cultural Detective backbone. The results they have achieved have been remarkable. George has, over the years, most generously shared his experiences, his students’ projects (Blended Culture identity, comparative culture differences, movies, artwork, papers), and his designs with us.

I am thus quite eager to share with you this letter from Elizabeth Dickson, Head of the International Business Management Program at EDHEC Nice and Lille. I’m confident you’ll join me in congratulating George as well as his colleagues for the fine work they continue to do. I believe you will find it interesting to read Elizabeth’s letter, and to view what one head of a major educational institution feels have been the components of a successful international business course.

And, to answer the question in this post’s title, “Yes, by all means. There are quite a few universities on several continents using Cultural Detective to great effect.” It’s not just for business anymore.

There are quite a few other use cases that might prove interesting to you on our website.

2 thoughts on “Does Cultural Detective “Work” in a University Setting?

  1. Well said and it is a novel way to develop, inculcate and nurture uni-cultural attitudes among not only at work places, but at the University level where young minds thrive to cultivate oneness at the study places. I do appreciate if this new system develops at the University level.

    My hearty congrats to you and wish everything goes well in this venture. GOOD LUCK.


    • Thank you for your input and encouragement, Miran. We agree that it is definitely important to expose young adults, and even younger children, to cross-cultural communication, in addition to adults in the workplace. I hope in the next few weeks to do a blog profile of a Japanese teacher who has done incredible cross-cultural work in his elementary school. Our goal is oneness and diversity, yin and yang, together. One nurtures the other.


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