Cases in the Classroom: Part C

Leigh W. Cellucci, East Carolina University, Cara Peters, Winthrop University, Michael H. Kennedy, East Carolina University, Woodruff, Eric, East Carolina University
November 1, 2016
North America
Accounting & Finance, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Ethics & Social Justice, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior, Information Systems, Marketing & Sales, Operations, Strategy & General Management
11 pages
case research, case teaching, case writing, Journal of Case Studies
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Building upon our past “From the Editor” articles that focused on cases in the classroom (Peters, Cellucci, and Ford, 2015; Cellucci, Peters, and Woodruff, 2015), the purpose of this article is to describe the results from the pilot study and focus group conducted at the 2016 Society for Case Research (SCR) Summer Workshop, Kearney, NE. The respondents were professors who were actively engaged in case study research. The findings indicated that they found cases as a useful pedagogical tool for students to apply theory in real-life situations, hone their critical thinking skills and build their ability to work in teams effectively. Focus group recommendations were applied to improve the survey instrument distributed to the SCR membership during Fall 2016. This research was IRB approved.