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Call for Start-up Cases’ Workshop

CALL FOR START-UP CASES’ WORKSHOP

2018 Annual NACRA Conference North American Case Research Association
October 4 – October 6, 2018
Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando

The Start-Up Case workshop helps new case writers to learn how to develop effective teaching cases and instructor manuals and experienced case writers who wish to innovate in some way, such as in a new field, or a cross-disciplinary approach to a case. Start-up cases may deal with any topic in an academic discipline where dynamic classroom discussions would be useful. Although most cases presented at NACRA address business functional areas, such as marketing, operations, etc., case ideas are invited and encouraged from other areas and disciples, including education, law, social work, and healthcare administration and policy.

Start-up cases are not submitted through the ScholarOne .  Please see additional instructions below.

Important dates:

18 June Case and Start-up Cases’ Workshop submission deadline at Noon EST.

  • 16 July Decisions to authors; Conference registration opens
  • 4 Sep Early Registration deadline (Regular conference fee applies after 8 pm EST)
  • 14 Sep Conference Hotel rate cut off date at 5 pm EDT

Start-up Case Workshop
Cynthia Ingols, Chair, Simmons College, cynthia.ingols@simmons.edu
Mary O’Rourke, Co-Chair, Harvard University, morourke@law.harvard.edu

What is a start-up case?

Like start-up businesses, these cases are in an early stage of development, similar to research-in-progress papers or posters at many academic conferences. Whereas a typical completed case is 8-10 pages of single-spaced text plus 5 or more pages of exhibits, a start-up case is no longer than 2 pages, single-spaced (see Start-up Formatting Instructions below).

At the NACRA 2018 meeting, Start-Up Cases will be discussed at the workshop from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday, October 4, 2018. 

Who should submit Start-Up Cases? This workshop aims to help new case writers, who want to learn how to develop effective teaching cases and instructor manuals.

If accepted, the submission must be presented with at least one start-up author in attendance. Thus, in submitting your start-up cases, you are committing to having at least one author attend the NACRA conference and to participate in the workshop discussions from 1:00 to 4pm on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Topics

Start-up cases may deal with any topic in an academic discipline where dynamic classroom discussion would be useful. Although most cases presented at NACRA address business functional areas, case ideas are invited and encouraged from other areas and disciples, including but not limited to education, law, social work, and healthcare administration or policy.

“Armchair” or fictitious cases are not permitted. Start-up cases must be original work based on real events, real people, and real organizations, and must not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere (in journals, books, or online).

Start-Up Cases Submission Instructions

Submitted start-up cases may not be under simultaneous review for other conferences or publications. Maximum submission length is two pages. Submit in .doc or .docx format only.

It is important to format your Start-Up Case Proposal according to the following guidelines: One inch margins all around, single-spaced, 11 point font, Times New Roman, 2 pages maximum. Please use the Start-Up Case Workshop Template found on the next page.

Save your 2 page .doc or .docx file as “18 NACRA start-up <your last name>.docx”

Submit your two-page proposal directly to Cynthia Ingols at cynthia.ingols@simmons.edu In the subject line write: NACRA Start-up Case
 Please see additional instructions by clicking the link below:

Format for two-page submissions

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