*Call for Cases & Proposals*

North American Case Research Association 2020 Annual Conference

Online-only, October 8-10, 2020, Central Daylight Time

Submission deadline: July 6, 2020

The NACRA executive board has voted to host the 2020 Annual Conference as
an online-only event. This decision was taken after surveying our
membership, investigating multiple physical and hybrid options, and
negotiating with our contracted hotel. Although we are disappointed that we
won’t be able to meet physically in San Antonio this year, we are excited
that we will be able to host a quality conference online that still
provides a unique opportunity to engage with other leading case
researchers in a small-group format, to receive detailed and constructive
feedback about your case, and to participate in presentations
from experienced case researchers and educators. The online NACRA
conference will include our distinctive roundtable track design, which
provides an excellent professional opportunity to enhance your abilities to
develop higher quality participant-centered and discussion-based cases,
that would be suitable for publication in numerous refereed journals (such
as NACRA’s *Case Research Journa*l), case publishers and distributors, and
textbooks. The Annual Conference will also include a collaborative start-up
workshop and ‘new views’ topic sessions, all for less than $150
registration fees (including NACRA membership and electronic subscription
to the *Case Research Journal*). Please see further details at

*Roundtable tracks:* Most cases target typical business school courses and
topics. Cases that examine other contexts are also welcome if they
facilitate participant-centered and discussion-based learning. Roundtable
tracks will also be hosted for cases written in Chinese, French, or
Spanish. 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 conference. A submission to the
conference includes a case study and associated comprehensive instructor
manual. In submitting your case, you are committing to having at least one
author attend the online NACRA conference and participate in case
roundtables during October 8 & 9. Furthermore, authors who submit multiple
cases to different tracks must have a co-author who will also attend the
conference. Please let the Track Chairs know by June 15 if you expect to
submit a case to their track. Please see further details at

*Start-Up Case Workshop:* In addition to the roundtable tracks, a workshop
for less-developed cases will be hosted on October 8. The workshop is
appropriate for newer case authors wishing to learn how to develop
effective teaching cases and instructor manuals, as well as experienced
authors looking for advice on a new case approach. 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, case ideas are invited and encouraged from other
areas and disciples, including education, law, social work, and healthcare
administration and policy. 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. 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). 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 communicate your commitment to submit a start-up case to the
Workshop chair by June 15. Please see further details at

*New Views (Panels, Workshops, and Symposia):* In addition to roundtable
tracks, and the start-up workshop, a set of ‘new views’ topic sessions will
be hosted on October 9. Proposals for ‘new views’ session are welcome, and
should examine relevant, interesting, and novel case research or teaching
topics. New View sessions are an appropriate forum for discussion of issues
related to the administration of NACRA and the CRJ, and networking with
affiliated organizations.  A broad variety of topics are appropriate for
New View 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. Please see further
details at

*Grishma Shah, Ph.D*
*Director of Global Business Studies & *
*Associate Professor of Management*
* O' Malley School of Business*

Riverdale, NY 10471
Phone: 718-862-7461
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