Lecturer profile

Jérôme Dumetz, Ph.D.

Human Resource Management Expert

Jérôme Dumetz joined the faculty of NEWTON for the 2021/22 academic year. He is a specialist in cross-cultural management—a field at the crossroads of management and sociology focussed on how to work more effectively with people. Jerome is teaching courses on both Management, and Cross Cultural Management. 

What is the most interesting thing you’re working on at the moment?

Since last year, I’ve been working with Fons Trompenaars, a world-renowned specialist in cross-cultural management, on an analysis of the impact of culture on a country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve recently published an e‑book on the topic. 

What is your favourite part of your role at NEWTON?

I really enjoy the fact that I’m sharing knowledge related to cross-cultural management in an international environment. Each lecture is different, which makes it fun.

What does your research focus on right now?

My latest article was about the challenges of simultaneously learning four languages. Most research on multilingualism is about bilingualism and it was interesting to investigate how such literature was applicable to quadrilingualism. The article is available in English and French. 

Tell us one interesting thing about yourself.

As a university lecturer and also a management trainer, I like to call myself a ‘consulting professor’. As such, in the small world of cross-cultural specialists I’m often seen as a ‘university guy’, while, among my academic peers, I’m often seen as a consultant. I admit, I quite like having this dual career — it’s interesting to see through the academic mirror from both sides.

Read our interview with Jérôme, and find out more about his research.