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2019 Annual NACRA Conference

North American Case Research Association

Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ, October 10 – 12, 2019


June 10, 2019 Proposals for “New Views” Panels, Workshops, and Symposia
June 17, 2019 Submission Deadline for Cases and Start-Up Cases, ends at noon EST
July 15, 2019 Decisions to authors; Conference registration opens
Sept. 3, 2019 Regular Registration deadline (late conference fee applies after 8 pm EST)
Sept. 16, 2019 Conference hotel rate cut off date at 5 pm EDT


Cases and Start-Up Cases are due June 17, 2019. NACRA’s annual meeting features a distinctive roundtable discussion format with the purpose of helping authors develop their cases, which in turn supports student-centered discussion-based learning. The goal of this process is to produce cases suitable for publication in textbooks and refereed journals (such as NACRA’s Case Research Journal). Roundtable participants contribute constructive suggestions for each case presented.

Therefore, in submitting your case, you are committing to having at least one author attend the NACRA conference and participate in case roundtables during the mornings of both October 11 and October 12. Furthermore, authors who submit multiple cases to different tracks must have a co-author who will also attend the conference.

 Most cases target business school courses (e.g., accounting, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, HRM, organizational behavior, strategy, technology and operations management, marketing, etc.). Cases outside of these contexts (e.g. dealing with educational administration, engineering, health-care management, social work, law, and other topics), but still useful for student-centered discussion-based learning, are also welcome. Undisguised decision-focused cases based on primary sources (interviews, field visits) are highly preferred. Although cases may be disguised, they must be based on real events and real people in real organizations. Fictional cases are not appropriate for this conference. Cases submitted to the conference may have been previously taught, but must not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere (journals, books, online) before the October 10-12 conference.


To submit your case visit If you submitted a case last year you should just enter your username and password from that submission. If you forgot your password from last year just type in your email address and then click the “Reset password” link and you will receive an email to reset your ScholarOne password. If you are new to NACRA and/or ScholarOne, click on the “Create an account” link and follow the instructions.


Start-Up Case Workshop: As part of the conference, there is a Start-Up Case workshop, intended for two types of case authors:

  • Newcomers who want to learn how to develop effective teaching cases and instructors manuals
  • Experienced authors who want advice on instructor manual preparation or on a new case approach (e.g. interdisciplinary or multi-media case). By submitting a two-page start-up case, you are committing to having at least one author attend and participate in the Start-Up Case Workshop on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

To submit your start-up case, email your submission to Linda Swayne at Questions related to the Start-Up Case workshop should also be directed to Linda Swayne.

New Views (Panels, Workshops, and Symposia): Proposals for New Views Sessions are welcome. Past conferences included sessions on Teaching with Cases, Case Research for Theory Building and Testing, Interdisciplinary Cases, Multimedia Cases. Creative, relevant and interesting topics are encouraged.

About the Tempe Mission Palms ( Discover the celebrated hotel retreat in the heart of vibrant downtown Tempe, Arizona. This AAA Four Diamond rated hotel near Phoenix Airport is situated in the heart of the Mill Avenue district, where you can walk to over 100 shops, restaurants, and galleries. Lounge by the rooftop pool, tantalize your taste buds at our Mission Grille, hike Hayden Butte, or play golf on nearby championship courses.

Airport-Hotel Transportation
: The hotel provides airport shuttle service seven days a week, 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM.


Eric Dolansky, NACRA Vice President for Programs, 2019
Goodman School of Business, Brock University