A structured debriefing process for international business culture simulations

Peter McGraw*, Ian Palmer

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This article outlines a nine-step structure for debriefing an international business culture simulation. The authors argue that proper attention is often not paid to this critical aspect of experiential learning which addresses three stages in the experiential learning cycle: reflection, processing and transfer. The rationale for the debriefing structure is explained and sample questions are provided at each stage. Whilst the structure is discussed specifically in the context of an international business culture simulation, the model may have a much wider applicability to other experiential learning exercises. The simulation used by the authors and a debriefing note are included in the appendices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-53
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Teaching in International Business
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2001


  • Culture
  • Debriefing
  • Experiential learning
  • International business simulation
  • Teaching activity


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