ROUNDTABLE TRACKS SUBMISSION DETAILS
For full Cases & Instructor Manuals, submit TWO files:
- A Case and Instructors Manual. To facilitate the double-blind review process, this file should contain NO identifying information that might identify the author(s) or their institution.
- A One-Page Case Summary containing author names.
Cases may deal with any topic in any academic discipline where dynamic classroom discussion is useful. 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, either in journals or books. Submitted cases may also not be under simultaneous review for other conferences or publications. Cases presented in other workshops may be submitted only if they have been substantially revised since that presentation.
Authors should submit their case and case summary by June 13, 2022 (5pm EDT) to be considered for participation in the conference. The link for conference submissions is https://nacraconference.scholasticahq.com/for-authors.
In submitting a case to the 2022 NACRA Conference, you are committing to have at least one author participate in the case Roundtables on both October 7 & 8 as a registered delegate. Authors who submit cases to two different tracks must have a co-author who will also attend the conference and participate in the second Roundtable’s sessions on both days. If not familiar with the Roundtable format, please familiarize yourself with How-to-Get-the-Most-Out-of-The-Case-Discussion-Sessions.
The case should be a .doc or .docx (Word) file, single-spaced with a blank line between paragraphs and using Times New Roman 11-point font. The case itself should normally not exceed 30 pages, including all exhibits and Instructor’s Manual. Other than the page one “Review Copy” notice discussed below and the recommended case page limit, details regarding case formatting are not specified. To ensure a blind review process, please do not include any author information in your document (check File Properties to ensure that your name is not automatically provided as author of the document). The following notice should appear at the bottom of the first page of the manuscript:
Review copy submitted to NACRA 2022, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Not for reproduction or distribution.
Instructor’s Manual Format
The Instructor’s Manual is to be single-spaced with a blank line between paragraphs, using Times New Roman 11-point font. The Instructor’s Manual and Case should not normally exceed 30 pages, including all exhibits, and it should be included at the end of the .doc or .docx (Word) file in which the Case is saved.
The Instructor’s Manual should include the following elements:
- A brief (one-page maximum) synopsis of the case
- Identification of the intended course(s) and levels, including the case’s position within the course, the topics it covers, and its specific learning
- A Research Methods section that discloses the research basis for gathering the case information, including any relationship between case authors and the organization, or how access to case data was obtained. Include any disguises imposed and their
- Suggested teaching approaches or a teaching plan, including the expected flow of discussion and key questions, role plays, debates, use of audiovisuals or in-class handouts, a board plan, etc. Authors are encouraged to include guidance on teaching the case in an online setting as well.
- Assignment questions for student preparation, accompanied by an analysis of each
- If appropriate, an epilogue or follow-up information about the decision actually.
Case and Instructor’s Manual Rhetorical Guidelines
Because a case describes a situation at one point in time, it must be written in past tense, except for quotations. Most cases start with a short (less than one page) case “opener” which sets the stage by introducing the case protagonist, the time frame, the organization, and the situation. Often the next section is a company and/or industry background, followed by sections which examine the specific situation. Exhibits should be grouped at the end of the case. Each exhibit should have a number and title and a citation to its source. Necessary citations should be embedded in the text as endnotes, with bibliographic information restricted to a “Reference List” at the end of the case, in APA format.
See a sample of a Case and Instructor Manual: NACRA Sample Case and IM.
One-Page Case Summary
Remember, this document is submitted as a separated file and it is important that you follow the formatting guidelines described below.
The 2022 NACRA Conference Proceedings publication will contain the one-page case summaries. In order for the Proceedings to be of the highest quality, it is imperative that authors adhere to the following formatting requirements: (1) One inch margins all around (top, bottom, sides), (2) Page limit: one page, (3) Times New Roman, 11-point font, (4) Single spaced, left justified (except title). A blank line separating paragraphs.
See a template and sample of a one-page case summary: One-Page Summary Template 2022.
If you have general questions related to the conference or submissions, please contact the 2022 Program Chair, Nicole M. Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start-Up Case Workshop Submission Details
For Start-Up Case Workshop submissions, submit ONE file.
Cases may deal with any topic in any academic discipline where dynamic classroom discussion is useful. 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, either in journals or books, or be under simultaneous review for other conferences or publications. This workshop is designed for those new to case research and writing.
Start-Up Case Workshop submissions should be e-mailed to Linda Swayne at email@example.com by June 13, 2022 (5pm EDT). Start-Up Case Workshop submissions will not use the online case submission platform. Submit in .doc or .docx format only. It is important to format your Start-Up Case Workshop submission according to the following guidelines: One inch margins all around, single-spaced, 11-point font, Times New Roman, 2 pages maximum. Save your 2 page .doc or .docx file as “22 NACRA start-up <your last name>.docx”. By submitting a two-page start-up case, you are committing to having at least one author attend the NACRA conference and participate in the start-up case workshop. Workshop authors will also be invited to participate in the roundtable tracks.
Please use the Start-Up Case Workshop template: Start-Up Case Template Please contact Linda Swayne at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries about the Start-Up Case Workshop.
New Views Submission Details
For the New Views sessions submissions, submit ONE file.
Eligible proposal submissions
New Views proposals are presentations, panel discussions, workshops, or symposia with a focus on case research. New View sessions are an appropriate forum for discussion issues related to the administration of NACRA and the CRJ, and networking with affiliated organizations. A broad variety of topics are appropriate for New Views sessions including: writing cases, writing IMs, teaching with cases, reviewing cases, publishing cases, working with client organizations, strategies for securing client releases, using case research for theory building, testing and writing interdisciplinary cases, advances in case research methodologies, and qualitative analysis tools for case research.
Proposals should include a Title; a list of authors/presenters/panelists (including contact information and institutions); the Learning Objectives of the session; the amount of time the session(s) will require (generally online sessions are scheduled to last 45-90 minutes); a brief description or outline of the Proposed Session (1-2 pages) and References (if relevant). By submitting a New Views proposal, you are committing to having at least one author/presenter/panelist attend the NACRA conference and participate in the New Views sessions. Session authors/presenters/panelists will also be invited to participate in the roundtable tracks.
The Program Chair will select New Views sessions based on member interest in the topic and the needs of both new and experienced case researchers and teachers. Submit New Views Proposals to the Program Chair, Nicole M. Amos at email@example.com. The deadline is June 6, 2022.
Pedagogy Track: Pushing the Case Method Frontier: Experiences, Experiments, Critiques and Ideas
Last year was the maiden year for this pedagogy track. The track attracted good quality conceptual papers and authors were happy to receive in-depth and academically rich feedback. Being the opening session of the conference, the track attracted many attendees. With lot of hopes we are continuing with this track.
As the case method has evolved during the last few decades into short cases, video cases, graphic cases, live cases, and raw cases, apart from the traditional cases, so has the challenges for case authors, teachers, and researchers. These challenges may include struggles in understanding the socio-economic-political-cultural- geographical context of a case, good cases not reaching an audience due to language and contextual issues, cases with interdisciplinary potentials remain mapped to specific topics, learning outcomes, or fields. Further, cases not being accepted in high-quality journals or case journals being categorised in lower strata in Rankings and Indexing, reduce the chances of citations for case authors. Given the unending challenges, this track wishes to bring the stakeholders together to engage in research and constructive debate in identifying the crucial challenges and then leverage our collective experiences, experiential learnings, and even experiments to find answers to the opportunities and challenges. In this track, we invite articles that are grounded primarily on Reflexive Research, Problem-Solving Instrumentalist Research, Critical Theory, and Participatory Research.
The submissions are invited in two clusters.
- Experiences, Critiques, and Ideas
- Experiments and Researches
The following lists are indicative and no attempt is made to make them exhaustive.
Experiences, Critiques, and Ideas
Under experiences section faculty may discuss the challenges of case teaching, and writing; challenges faced in student engagement, student assessment, and other issues in both in-class and online formats; teaching the same multidimensional case in more than one course by different faculty; how to improve a case with feedback; how to enrich a case with different perspectives of stakeholders; analyzing a case; positioning a case research journal; enhancing academic value and increasing engagement in a case conference and challenges faced in publishing a case. Further, improving institutional views and expectations on teaching, research, and authoring cases as Scientific Activities
Experiments and Researches
Experiments such as writing Compact cases, Comic format cases, Live cases; Innovations in Online delivery; Integrating relevant sections of teaching note into the main case; Options of linking theories; Defining the boundary between case context and the case issues (for teaching cases) and phenomenon studied (for case study research), etc can be presented. Also, removing specificity from the context to make the case agnostic to geographical variations and writing modular cases to make it agile may be covered. The Collaborative way of case writing; Adopting Creativity and Simulation in Mainstream Case and experiments with different formats of case presentation at a case conference may add new dimensions.
Given the objective of this track, we believe that it will appeal to both industry practitioners and academicians.
Forms of submissions
We are not expecting cases to be submitted. Our motive is to sensitize and engage the stakeholders of the field in the processes of case writing, teaching, and research. We invite articles in one of the following forms:
- Expert Views
- Conceptual Works
- Case Study Research (i.e. Participatory Research, Ethnography, Action Research)
- Empirical Research (Theory Building and/or Theory Testing)
Based on submissions, a Special Issue in a Journal will be considered. Please use the following template for the one-page summaries submitted to the Pedagogy track
- June 13, 2022 Submission deadline for Cases and Start-Up Cases, ends at 5pm EDT
- July 3, 2022 Submission deadline for final full paper for Pedagogy Track
- July 11, 2022 Decisions to authors; Conference early registration opens