Special Issue Editors:
Karin Schnarr, Wilfrid Laurier University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grishma Shah, Manhattan College (email@example.com)
Meredith Woodwark, Wilfrid Laurier University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Case Research Journal will publish a special issue of SHORT CASES with a submission deadline of March 10, 2023 for targeted publication in early 2024.
The Case Research Journal (CRJ), published quarterly by the North American Case Research Association (NACRA), is dedicated to enhancing case research and publishing exceptional teaching cases. CRJ is the leading academic journal for teaching cases in business and related disciplines. In the field of management education, including case and non case journals, the CRJ was ranked #10, with a “B+” RATING in the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal’s (AMLE) article on the rankings of journals based on reputation with active scholars.
CRJ has the broadest distribution of any peer-reviewed case journal. In 2020 alone, more than 90,000 CRJ cases were distributed through Harvard Business School Publishing.
CRJ cases are indexed in the Harvard Business Publishing case repository, ABI/INFORM Collection, ABI/ INFORM Global, Business Premium Collection (Proquest), Proquest Central, Ulrichsweb and Cabell’s Directory for multiple disciplines. The journal’s ISSN number is 2328-5095. Further information about the journal is available at www.nacra.net by selecting the Case Research Journal link.
Domain of the Special Issue
The domain of the special issue is short cases that are rigorous and compact. They are considered short in terms of the length of the narrative and/or the length of time to read or watch the case (e.g., video case). Designed to allow the same in-depth analysis as a longer and more traditional case, short cases are decision-focused; the shorter narrative requires even tighter focus. They focus upon one issue, or perhaps or a narrow range of issues, and must be able to be read or presented in less than 15 minutes. The instructor’s manual for short cases is expected to be of the same comprehensiveness and quality (e.g., depth, length, theory-driven) as that which accompanies a traditional case published in CRJ, regardless of the length of the case. These are intended to be ‘short read, long think’ cases.
We will consider short cases from any business discipline. For the special issue, short cases can take two different forms including:
- Short Written Cases. Cases of no more than 6 pages (narrative AND exhibits). Case narratives cannot be any longer than 4 pages (2-3 pages recommended, as reviewers often ask for additional material).
- Micro Written Cases. Cases that are 1-2 pages in length (narrative AND exhibits) and designed to be read in five minutes or less, often during the class. Please note that even for Micro Cases, a comprehensive and thorough instructor’s manual is required.
For more information, download the call here, or email one of the guest editors.
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