International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
2018 CALL FOR TEACHING CASES
Sustainable Food Security 2050
JUNE 23 - 27, 2018
The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association is committed to provide a showcase for teaching cases in 2018.
We invite the submission of teaching case study proposals for participation in the 28th Annual World Symposium to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 23-27, 2018.
The Case Conference portion of the Symposium is directed at a broad audience of professionals who are interested in developing effective agribusiness cases and using them as learning tools, as well as for those interested in specific case topics being discussed.
The Teaching Case Workshops are "featured cases" structured to provide constructive feedback on your case writing and discussion leadership skills. By modeling case discussion we hope to encourage others to become interested in writing cases or in using cases (and case discussions) in their classes.
Teaching Cases may deal with any topic of managerial relevance. Suggestions include:
A Teaching Case:
Proposals and attachments need to be in Microsoft Word format and should be submitted through the submission portal below. Follow the simple steps to complete the process. Under step two during the submission process, the category of your submission will be Case Study Workshops.
Authors may submit a full case with teaching note, or an abstract of the case and the teaching note, Please refer to the submission portal for protocol details. To be considered for the Best Case award, a full case with complete teaching note are required. Abstracts are welcome, and the session can become a source of suggestion and cooperative peer advice to best complete a work in progress. This is one of the benefits to participate in the IFAMA Sympoium!
Please note the deadlines posted for the submissions: these are designed to provide for an acceptance, if and as appropriate, matching to the extent possible the early bird registration deadlines.
Selection Criteria for Teaching Cases
The following criteria is used to assess cases:
1. Interest and relevance of the topic
2. Quality of the document
3. Quality “as a case”
4. Quality of the teaching plan
5. Overall assessment
Final format required if (a) selected for the best teaching case competition or (b) for presentation at the Symposum
a-Best Teaching Case competition
In addition to a complete case and teaching note, a case summary of 2-3 pages is also required. This may be provided later in the process, it is not required for the selection process itself.
b-Symposium Case presentation
in addition to a complete case or case abstract, a case summary of 2-3 pages is also required. This may be provided later in the process, it is not required for the selection process itself.
The Case Summary will be used to advertise case content and attract interested peers to the discussion.
The following references are suggested for presenters considering developing and submitting case studies for use in classrooms or business settings:
Lyford, C., J. Beierlein, and K. Harling. 2002. Scholarship and decision cases: pedagogy and standards for publication. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 3: 369-379.
Harling, K, and E. Misser. 1998. Case writing: an art and a science. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 1 (1): 119-138.
Any of the teaching cases published in the IFAMR Case Library may offer useful suggestions and case delivery strategies.
For questions please contact the Case Study Chair: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Case Study Chair: R. Brent Ross