In a move that will serve to strengthen both organizations, the Global Jesuit Case Series (GJCS) has announced a strategic collaboration with the Society for Case Research (SCR). Included in the collaboration will be joint sponsorship of a 2017 workshop and conference to help develop more cases for the GJCS and the publication of cases in two noted journals overseen by SCR.

“This is a win-win partnership – the Society for Case Research is looking for cases on compassionate, transformational leadership, while the Global Jesuit Case Series is seeking the credibility of 40 years of case writing,” said Jim Joseph, dean of the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College, the host of the GJCS. “This collaboration will help both achieve a shared mission of developing and publishing high-quality cases that are an invaluable resource for faculty, students, business leaders and alumni that improves business education.”
 
“We are very excited about the potential our partnership with the GJCS has to further solidify the importance of case writing to business education in the 21st century,” said Craig Davis, president of SCR. “One of our strengths is to help professors identify, develop, write and publish case studies about their disciplines that can be used in classroom. We want to be part of this idea of compassionate leadership that our society believes in and we want to publish more of it.”

One of the key initiatives resulting from the collaboration will be the co-sponsorship by both organizations of the SCR’s 2017 Summer workshop and conference, to be held July 20 to 22 at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. It will be the 40th annual summer workshop. Click here to watch a video on the partnership.

“This is the first time in its history that the SCR has jointly sponsored the workshop with another organization,” said Tracy Couto, executive director of the GJCS. “This workshop will be an important step in our efforts to encourage individuals from Jesuit institutions around the world to develop case studies that will become part of our series.”
 
Other specific initiatives that are part of the collaboration:
  • The publication of the best GJCS case in SCR’s top-ranked Business Case Journal and a co-branded special edition of the Journal of Case Studies.
  • Build overall awareness of GJCS-themed cases by taking advantage of the reputation, name recognition and marketing expertise of the SCR.