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Call for Start-up Cases’ Workshop

CALL FOR START-UP CASES WORKSHOP

2019 Annual NACRA Conference North American Case Research Association
October 10 – October 12, 2019
Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, Arizona

The Start-Up Case workshop is designed to help new case writers to learn how to develop effective teaching cases and instructor’s manuals. It is also appropriate for 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 ScholarOne .  Please see additional instructions below.

Important dates:

June 18, 2019: Submission deadline for both cases and the Start-up Cases workshop (noon EST).

  • July 15, 2019: Decisions to authors and conference registration opens
  • September 3, 2019: Early Registration deadline (regular conference fee applies after 8 pm EST)
  • September 16, 2019: Conference Hotel rate cut off date at 5 pm EDT
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 2019 meeting, Start-Up Cases will be discussed at the workshop from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019. 

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. It is also designed to assist experienced case writers who wish to innovate in some way or who need advice on how to proceed with a case.

If accepted,  at least one author of each start-up case must be 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 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

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”

 Please see additional instructions by clicking the link below:

Format for two-page submissions

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