Call for Cases


 NACRA 2015


2015 Annual NACRA Conference

North American Case Research Association

October 8 – October 10, 2015

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida

Important Dates

05 June   Proposals for “New Views” Panels, Workshops, and Symposia

12 June  Case and Embryo case submission deadline at Noon EST.

10 July   Decisions to authors; Conference registration opens

4 Sep   Early Registration deadline (for discounted conference fee)

Cases: NACRA’s annual meeting features a distinctive case roundtable discussion format which aims to help authors develop teaching cases that support student-centered discussion-based learning and are suitable for publication in textbooks and refereed journals (such as NACRA’s Case Research Journal). Roundtable participants offer constructive suggestions about each others’ cases.

In submitting your case, you are committing to having at least one author attend the NACRA conference and participate in case roundtables on October 9 (begins at 8 am) and October 10 (ends at noon).

Most cases target business school courses (e.g., accounting, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, HRM, organizational behavior, strategy, technology and operations management, other topics). Cases dealing with educational administration, engineering, healthcare management, social work, law, and other topics amenable to student-centered discussion-based learning are also welcome. 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. Submitted cases may have been previously taught, but must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere (journals, books, online) before the October 8-10, 2015 conference.

Embryo Case Workshop:  Two kinds of authors are encouraged to submit a 2-page case “embryo” for discussion at the Embryo Case Workshop, Thursday October 8 (noon to 4 pm):

  • Newcomers who want to learn how to develop effective teaching cases and instructors manuals;
  • Experienced authors who want advice on instructor manual (teaching note) preparation or on a new case approach — such as an interdisciplinary or multi-media case.

In submitting your two-page Embryo case, you are committing to having at least one author attend the NACRA conference and participate in the Embryo Case Workshop on Thursday, October 8, 2015 (noon to 4 pm).

New Views (Panels, Workshops, and Symposia): Proposals welcome. Past conferences included sessions on Teaching with Cases, Case Research for Theory Building and Testing, Interdisciplinary Cases, Multimedia Cases. Proposals DUE 05 June, 2015. See for the link to the 2015 conference website. New Views submission instructions are on the conference website.

About the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort: The Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida, is nestled on a 230-acre site just off Universal Boulevard. Each room in the 1,500 room resort offers stunning views. All rooms include high-end amenities, including high speed Internet and 40” flat screen TVs. The Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios are both located a short drive from the hotel.

Transportation: The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a short 10 minute drive from Rosen Shingle Creek (via shuttle, taxi or car).

 John Gamble, NACRA Vice President for Programs, 2015

Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361) 825-6045


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