On July 22 at a joint meeting of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education in Uruguay, the Global Jesuit Case Series (GJCS)
was launched in front of hundreds of representatives of Jesuit business schools from around the world.
"The launch of the Global Jesuit Case Series represents a milestone moment for the Madden School of Business, as well as for Jesuit business education," said Madden Dean Jim Joseph '83, who presented at the IAJBS/CJBE meeting and serves as the inaugural director of the GJCS. "The reaction to this initiative by those in attendance was nothing short of phenomenal."
Over the past three years, the Madden School of Business has overseen the creation of the Global Jesuit Case Series. Working in collaboration with more than 200 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world, the GJCS is a national and international platform dedicated to the development and distribution of business cases with particular attention to issues of ethics, leadership, and sustainability. It is being billed as an "alternative voice to the Harvard Case Series."
At present, there are approximately 250 case studies committed, including 200 from ESADE Business School in Barcelona and 30 from St. Aloysius College in India. In addition to Dean Joseph, the cases are being developed by others who are working on the project, including Dan Orne, associate professor of management, GJCS Director Norm Faiola, and GJCS Assistant Director Tracy Couto.
"I'm grateful for all the work that has been devoted to developing this important and impressive undertaking," said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. "In particular, I would like to commend Dr. Dan Orne, founder of the series, for his significant contribution to Jesuit business education, and for Dean Joseph, for his leadership role in giving life to the GJCS and positioning it as a top propriety within the Jesuit community of business educators."
In two rounds of fundraising, the GJCS is closing in on $1 million raised, including $250,000 each from two foundations and contributions from a number of business schools.
In addition to the website, which debuted at the meeting, an overview video about the GJCS was shown publicly for the first time there.