43rd Annual Society for Case Research/ Global Jesuit Case Series Summer Workshop
Date: July 19-21, 2021

Lipscomb University, Nashville TN
Due to Covid-19 this year's workshop will be offered in a hybrid format (either in person or remote) 


The Society for Case Research invites cases and papers from faculty with an interest in case writing. Our manuscript guidelines are at: Manuscript_Guidelines.pdf Submissions can include:

1. Embryo cases - Have an idea for a case?  Create a short draft and identify some learning outcomes.  That's all you need to participate.  Your embryo will receive feedback from experienced case writers.
2. Full case studies - The Journal of Case Studies (JCS) and Business Case Journal (BCJ) publish full-length case studies in two or three issues a year.  Submissions should include both a case and teaching note.   JCS has a September submission deadline.  BCJ accepts submissions throughout the year.
3. Critical incidents - The Journal of Critical Incidents (JCI) is an annual journal that publishes short cases (3 pages maximum) that focus on a single decision point.  JCI has a late May submission deadline.
4. Articles - Both JCS and BCJ accept articles related to case writing.


As with past workshops, this year’s event will be a great opportunity for you to receive feedback from other case writers about your cases, critical incidents, and embryo cases.

Also part of this summer’s workshop will be our popular case writers bootcamp program, to be held immediately preceding the regular workshop sessions on Monday, July 19, 2021. Led by instructors with years of experience as case writers and editors of case journals, the case writers bootcamp will help those new to case study research and writing (as well as those wanting a “refresher” on the subject!) refine their ideas into case studies that can be effectively used in the classroom and pass through the peer-review process toward publication in case journals.


Although we welcome submissions of any sort usually associated with case studies and case teaching, given the current challenges facing our society today, we would like to specifically invite work on the theme of operating in a time of crisis and pandemic. Case studies, critical incidents, case embryos (case ideas in the earliest stages of development), as well as panel discussions, on responses to crisis and challenge will be of particular interest. Also, because so many of us have had to abruptly switch to working remotely (through technologies such as Zoom), work on case research, writing, and teaching in the current environment will also be welcome.


If you would like to submit a case, critical incident, case embryo, or an idea of a panel discussion to the workshop, the submission deadline is June 25, 2021. The workshop registration fee is $90, which covers activities July 19-21; the case writers bootcamp on Monday, July 19, is an additional $10. 

For questions on the conference please contact Andy Borchers: execdirector.sfcr [at] gmail.com 

For technical questions please contact Tracy Couto: tracy [at] ignited.global