Certification Mentors

Rebecca Wilson-MahRebecca Wilson-Mah, MSc is Assistant Professor and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Royal Roads University, BC, Canada. Rebecca is a Board member of the CASE Association and a past member of The Case Journal Editorial Board. At Royal Roads University, Rebecca initiated and supports an interdisciplinary case research group between the Faculty of Applied and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Management. This group meets regularly as a community of practice building internal case research expertise while also connecting disciplines and perspectives. Rebecca is currently engaged in EdD studies in higher education.

Published cases and presentations:

  • Wilson-Mah, R. (2016). How do you solve a problem like Lucinda? TCJ578026. The CASE Journal, 12:1, 71-87
  • Wilson-Mah, R. (2016). The empress. TCJ578023. The CASE Journal, 12:1 , 3-26
  • Vega, G., Wilson-Mah R.F (2016). Special issue on hospitality and tourism, The CASE Journal, 12:1, 1-2
  • Developing a Community of Practice around Case Writing. (October 7, 2016). Abstract and Presentation. North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

David Desplaces, Ph.D. and CGBPDavid Desplaces, Ph.D. and CGBP, is Associate Professor at the College of Charleston, SC. He has led students in study-abroad courses to places such as Dubai, Cameron, and France where their global views and understanding are transformed. He has been VP of membership, VP of Programs, and President of The CASE Association and recently has been appointment Marketing Director. He was selected a fellow of The CASE Association. Dr. Desplaces serves as a role model to students who want to “give back” in meaningful ways.

Dr. Desplaces’ published research examines the geographical implications on the success and failure of new business ventures and franchises and continues to research the impact and importance of educational practices (especially distance education) on business ethics education.

Published cases include:

  • Congden, S & Desplaces, D.E. (2017).  Expat Pay & Compensation: Fair or Not Fair? The CASE Journal, 13 (2): 168-186.
  • Desplaces, D.E., Blockson, L. & Delaurell, R. (2010). Competing for New York’s Best Lobster Roll: Failed Trade Protection. The CASE Journal, 6 (2).
  • Desplaces, D.E. & McIntyre, N. K. (2009). Revising doing business in the Middle East. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 12 (1), 55-58.

Mary FosterMary K. Foster, PhD, MBA, is an Associate Professor at Morgan State University. Her research interests are team and organizational effectiveness, particularly in healthcare, educational, and innovation settings. Her research has been published in Small Group Research, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, SAGE Research Methods Cases, Case Research Journal, The CASE Journal, and the Journal of Critical Incidents (best paper award).

She is an accomplished business executive who has held executive positions at Sylvan Learning, Inc., Riverside Corporation, Mars, Inc., and General Electric. Her areas of expertise and experience in the corporate world include strategy, marketing, and innovation.

In addition to teaching and conducting research at Morgan, she is a champion of student learning and engagement. At Morgan, she leads the University Innovation Fellows Program and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program for student innovators.

Published Cases:

  • Adeyinka, O., & Foster, M. K. (2017). Getting back on track: Change management at AfrobitLink Ltd. The CASE Journal, 13(1), 120-151. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TCJ-08-2015-0042
  • Foster, M. K. (2016). Making a tough personnel decision at Nova Waterfront Hotel. The CASE Journal, 12(1), 27-48. doi:10.1108/TCJ-06-2015-0014
  • Foster, M. K., & Taylor, V. F. (2012). Organizational culture-diagnosis and feedback. In D. L. Anderson (Ed.), Cases and exercises in organization development and change (pp. 93-103). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Foster, M. K. (2009). Radio station WEAA: Leadership in a challenging situation. Case Research Journal, 29(3/4), 109-121.
  • Foster, M. K., & Abbey, A. (2008). Going live. Journal of Critical Incidents, 1, 30-34.
  • Foster, M. K., & Abbey, A. (2008). Same store sales growth: A question of ethics. Annual Advances of Business Cases, 28, 215-222.

Gina VegaGina Vega, Ph.D. is former Professor of Management at the Bertolon School of Business, Salem State University (MA). She has taught corporate social responsibility and entrepreneurship for 20 years and is widely published in academic journals, with more than 70 articles and cases, and seven books. Her most recent is the second edition of The Case Writing Workbook: A Self-Guided Workshop (Routledge/Taylor and Francis).

Dr. Vega is a Fulbright Specialist with assignments at St. Petersburg University, Russia (2010) and Cranfield University, UK (2012). She is past president of The CASE Association, a CASE Fellow, past Editor-in-Chief of The CASE Journal and past associate editor of the Journal of Management Education. Currently, she is Certification Coordinator for The CASE Association, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Instructional Cases and Teaching Case Section Editor of Project Management Journal. Dr. Vega has received numerous awards for teaching, research, writing, and mentoring of case writers.

Selected publications include:

  • Vega, G. (2016). Leadership implications in complex projects: The Beoing Dreamline and Jim McNerney. Pmiteach.org. Project Management Institute.
  • Vega, G. & Simendinger, E. (2015). Opportunity recognition in a declining industry: The consultant’s role. The CASE Journal, 11.2
  • Vega, G. & Lam, M.S. ( 2014). Howling Wolf Taqueria: Feeding the good wolf. Case Research Journal.
  • Bahnan, N. & Vega, G.(2013). Tara Trade: A marketing challenge in Lebanon, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies.
  • Shirokova, G., Vega, G., & Kozyreva, T. (2013) DiPaul,Inc.: Transitioning in Measured Measured Steps. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
  • Vega, G. & Ngugi, B. (2012). Unraveling Anonymous Criminal Networks: Lessons from a Cyber Defense Team, Journal of Applied Case Research. Vol 10, No. 1.
  • Vega. G., Dumas, C., Kahn, B. & Mana, J. (2011). KaBloom!: Revolution in the Flower Industry. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship.
  • Dumas, C., Hartstein, D., Kahn, B., Mana, J., Sergenian, G. & Vega, G. (2010). KaBloom Explodes on the Scene. Case Research Journal, 30 [1].

William NaumesWilliam Naumes is Associate Professor Emeritus of Management, University of New Hampshire. He received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University. He received a PhD in Business from Stanford University. His research is in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategic management, and corporate social responsibility. He has written more than one hundred published cases and instructor’s notes. Professor Naumes is a Fellow of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) and of the CASE Association. Together with Margaret Naumes, he was named a Distinguished Contributor to Casewriting by NACRA. He also served as Editor of the Case Research Journal. Professor Naumes was the co-recipient of the Curtis E. Tate Jr. Outstanding Case Writer Award, the Emerson Award for the Outstanding Case in Business Ethics, and the Gold Award at NACRA. He is co-author, with Margaret Naumes, of The Art and Craft of Case Writing, 3rd ed. (M.E. Sharpe, 2012).

Selected cases:

  • Naumes, W. & Naumes, M. (2015). The Green Alliance. Case Research Journal, 35.
  • Naumes, W. & Naumes, M. (2012) The Art & Craft of Case Writing, 3rd ed. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe.
  • Naumes, W. & Naumes, M. (2011). Stratton Auto. Case Research Journal, 31.
  • Merenda, M., Naumes, W., & Naumes, M. (2010). Humble Abode Music & the Mammals: Not Your Grandpa’s String Band. Case Research Journal, 30.
  • Sondergaard, M. & Naumes, W. (2007). ABB Transformers – Denmark (A). The CASE Journal, 3.
  • Sondergaard, M. & Naumes, W. (2007). ABB Transformers – Denmark (B): For Adults Only. The CASE Journal, 3.
  • Schlentrich, U., Naumes, W. & Naumes, M. (2006) Oh Canada Eh?! Case Research Journal, 26.

Margaret J. Naumes Margaret J. Naumes is a senior lecturer in Management (retired), University of New Hampshire. She received a BA in Economics from Connecticut College, an MA and PhD in Economics from Stanford University, and an MBA from Clark University. Her research interests include social entrepreneurship, managerial decision making, and ethics. She has lectured and led workshops on case writing throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and has served as editor of The CASE Journal. She is co-author, with William Naumes, of The Art and Craft of Case Writing, 3rd ed. (M.E. Sharpe, 2012). She was the co-recipient of the Curtis E. Tate Jr. Outstanding Case Writer Award, co-recipient of the Emerson Award for the Outstanding Case in Business Ethics, and co-recipient of the Gold Award at the North American Case Research Association. She is a Fellow of the CASE Association and of NACRA, and was named a Distinguished Contributor by NACRA.

Recent cases and articles:

  • Naumes, W. & Naumes, M. (2015). The Green Alliance. Case Research Journal, 35.
  • Naumes, M. (2013). Writing Effective Learning Objectives. Case Research Journal, 33.
  • Leach, T., Sherman, H. & Naumes, M. (2012). Professor Moore: From Novice Case Writer to Mentor. The CASE Journal, 9.
  • Naumes, M. & Lull, W. (2012). The Seacoast Science Center: Sailing the Shoals. Case Research Journal, 2012.
  • Naumes, W. & Naumes, M. (2012). The Art & Craft of Case Writing, 3rd ed. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe.
  • Naumes, W. & Naumes, M. (2011). Stratton Auto. Case Research Journal, 31.
  • Merenda, M., Naumes, W., & Naumes, M. (2010). Humble Abode Music & the Mammals: Not Your Grandpa’s String Band. Case Research Journal, 30.
  • Kammermeyer, J. & Naumes, M. (2009). Blue Moon Natural Foods. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 33.

Miriam F. WeismannMiriam F. Weismann, JD, LLM (taxation) is a Clinical Professor of Business Law and Tax in the School of Accounting, the Academic Director of the Healthcare MBA, and an adjunct professor in the College of Law at FIU. Her research focus includes white collar crime, financial fraud, corporate governance, international law, taxation, and legal ethics. She has published in such prestigious journals as the Stanford Journal of Law Business & Finance, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, New York University Journal of Law and Business, Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of World Business and has published three recent books, Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud; Parallel Proceedings: Navigating Multiple Case Prosecutions and Money Laundering: Legislation, Regulation & Enforcement.

Professor Weismann practiced law for almost 30 years before entering academia. She was a capital partner in a national law firm. There, she handled white collar criminal defense work and major securities and tax-related litigation. She also argued a case before the United States Supreme Court.

Published cases:

  • Weismann, M., Hernandez-Lichtl, J., Pierce, H., & Campbell, C. (accepted 2017). West Kendall Baptist Hospital: Meeting the Demand of Community Based Healthcare in the New (and Stormy) Regulatory Environment. The CASE Research Journal.
  • Dumas, C., Foley, S., Hunt, P., Weismann, M., & Williamson, A. (2014). Accelerating Collaboration to Find a Cure: A Non-Profit’s Evolving Business Model. The CASE Journal. Nominated Best Case Award.
  • Weismann, M. (2010). Philosopher’s Wool Co.: SME Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Global Economy. The CASE Journal, 6 (2).

Devi Akella is a Full Professor at College of Business, Albany State University, GA where she teaches Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management at both graduate and undergraduate levels. She completed her PhD and MBA from University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests consist of learning organizations, critical management studies, experiential learning, social enterprises and teenage pregnancy. Her case studies have been published in refereed journals like The CASE Journal and Journal of International Academy of Case Studies.

Dr. Akella was selected as a Fulbright Specialist to Birzeit University, West Bank, October 2016—Nov. 2016 where she reviewed the curriculum of the business school, faculty and staff qualifications, research and professional experience and suggested guidance for development taking into consideration the 15 standards of the AACSB. Dr. Akella is the Associate Editor of Organization Management Journal and was the co-book review editor of Organization Management Journal and the Vice-President of Membership at Eastern Academy of Management (2013-2016).

Selected Case Publications:

  • Akella, D. (2016). “Children Having Children: A Case Study”, Journal of International Academy for Case Studies, 22 (2), 34-42.
  • Akella, D. & Akella, N. (2013). “Deadlock at Sarabhai House”, Asian Journal of Case Research, 6 (1), 1- 11.
  • Akella, D. (2013). “Coming Late to Class: A Case Study”, Southeast Case Research Journal, 10 (1), 70- 82.
  • Akella, D.; Johnson, S. & Jordan, M. (2013). “Reflections from the Classroom: An Autoethnographical Case Study”, Journal of Case Studies, 4 (2): 95-112.
  • Akella, D. and Akella, N. (2013). “Failure to Deliver: A Team in Crisis”, International Journal of Management Cases, Vol. 15 (2), 4-26.
  • Akella, D. and Jordan, M. (2013). “The Difficult Boss”, The Journal of International Academy of Case Studies, 19 (7): 27-32.
  • Akella, D. and Akella, N. (2013). “Union Carbide India Limited: The Never Ending Toxic Nightmare”, International Journal of Management Cases 15(2), 26–46.
  • Akella, D. (2012). “Mandal Commission Agitations: A Comparison of Affirmative Action Programs in India and USA”, International Journal of Business and Globalization, 9 (4), 461-79.
  • Akella, D. and Akella, N. (2012). “Myth or Reality: The Dynamics of Contemporary Learning Organizations [case study]”, Journal of International Academy of Case Studies, 18 (1), 87—95.

Dr. Monika Hudson is an Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) and teaches organizational behavior, entrepreneurship and public administration on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She concurrently directs USF’s Gellert Family Business Resource Center, which promotes and supports family businesses in the Bay Area through a range of education-related programs

Dr. Hudson’s research interests include identity and its behavioral impacts across sectors, economic development and social entrepreneurship.  Dr. Hudson received her undergraduate degrees in communications studies and political science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; completed her graduate work in public administration at California State University – Northridge; and received her masters of business administration from University of San Francisco.  She is a Mandel Fellow and received her doctor of management from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  She is currently working on a second doctorate in education at the University of San Francisco.

Selected Case Publications:

  • Hudson, M. & Ohara, F. (2017). Buenas Diaz: Status quo or pivot? The CASE Journal, 13(4), 494-512.
  • Hudson, M. & Hunter, K.O. (2017). “Blurred lines: happy or harassed,” Case Research Journal, 37(1).
  • Hudson, M. & Hunter, K. O. (2016). Between righteous legacy and Pyrrhic victory–an administrator’s dilemma. The CASE Journal, 12(2).
  • Hudson, M. (2016). Woman in the eye of the storm. Journal of Critical Incidents, 9, 27.
  • Hunter, K., Hudson, M., & Boedecker, K. (2015). Seeing the Light or Tilting at Windmills? The Case of Richards-Townshend. Journal of Critical Incidents, 8, 66.

Ram Subramanian, Ph.D. is Professor of Leadership at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.  He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic management. His research in the broad area of organization-environment interface has been published in, among others, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, and Management International Review.  He was selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in the case method and spent time both in India and the Netherlands as part of the program. His cases have appeared in Case Research Journal, The CASE Journal, Business Case Journal, and Asian Case Research Journal.

Selected Publications:

  • 2018 Subramanian, Ram. “Prabhat Dairy: The Crossover Challenge in the Indian Market.” Asian Journal of Management Cases (Sage), forthcoming.
  • 2018 Subramanian, Ram and V.S. Pai, “Emami Limited: The Fair and Handsome Challenge,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2017 Cox, Tod and Ram Subramanian. “House of Bounce.” The CASE Journal, 13(6): 771-790.
    2017 Subramanian, Ram, “Viacom: Corporate Governance Challenge in a Controlled Company,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2016 Subramanian, Ram, “Etsy, Inc.: A “B” Corp Start-Up Takes on Amazon,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2016 Subramanian, Ram, “First Solar: The Module Recycling Opportunity,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2016 Subramanian, Ram. “When Tragedy Strikes the Supply Chain.” Harvard Business Review, January-February: 109-113.
  • 2015 Subramanian, Ram. “SELCO Solar Light Private Limited: A Social Enterprise’s Scaling Up Challenge.” Asian Journal of Management Cases (Sage), 12(2), 1-11.
  • 2015 Subramanian, Ram, “The Children’s Place, Inc., Challenges in a Post Rana Plaza World,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2014 Subramanian, Ram, “Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.: The Men’s Wearhouse Bid,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2014 Subramanian, Ram, “SolarCity Corporation: Facing Challenges in the Solar Energy Value Chain,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2014 Subramanian, Ram, “Sodastream Takes on Coke and Pepsi,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada 2014 V.S. Pai and Ram Subramanian. “Kraft Foods, Inc. in India: The Cadbury Acquisition”. Asian Case Research Journal, 18(2), 371-399.
  • 2013 Subramanian, Ram, “Chipotle Mexican Grill: “Food With Integrity,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2013 Subramanian, Ram, “Yahoo, Inc.: Marissa Mayer’s Challenge,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2012 Subramanian, Ram, “Of Orangutans and Chainsaws: Cargill, Inc. Confronts the Rainforest Action Network Advocacy,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada 2012 Subramanian, Ram and Pradeep Gopalakrishna. “Under Armour”. Business Case Journal, 19(2), 62-83.
  • 2011 Subramanian, Ram, “Barnes & Noble: The Yucaipa Proxy Challenge,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business
  • 2005 Subramanian, Ram and Caroline Fisher. “Smit’s Company.” Case Research Journal, 24(3,4): 71-84.
  • 2004 Levenburg, Nancy., Tom Wolterink, and Ram Subramanian. “MetalBenders Industries, Inc.: The Accidental Entrepreneur,” Case Research Journal, 23(4): 115-134.
  • 2003 Subramanian, Ram, “Dominion Telecom,” in Ivey Publishing – Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada
  • 2002 Subramanian, Ram and Lars Larson. “Sharpe BMW.” Case Research Journal, 22(1): 45-52.

Tuhin Sengupta is a final year doctoral student in the area of Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques at Indian Institute of Management Indore. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked in L&T Construction, ranked among the world’s top 30 contractors. His research interests lies in the area of Supply Chain Management and Sustainability. He has published multiple cases in various publication outlets such as The Case Journal, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Operations Management Education Review, Ivey Publishing and European Case Clearing House.

Published Cases:

  • Sengupta, T., & Ghosh, A (2018). Jigsaw Academy: Outreaching the Analytics Market. The Case Journal, Vol 14, Issue 3.
  • Nath Roy, S., & Sengupta, T. (2018). Indian PharmaChem: a resource allocation peccadillo. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 8(1), 1-15.
  • Pandey, P., & Sengupta, T. (2018). Gokuldhaam Society: a case on transportation planning. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 8(1), 1-20.
  • Pratik, S., & Sengupta, T. (2017). Credit Guarantee Corporation: Accommodating an Expansion Strategy. Ivey Publishing, Canada.
  • Sengupta, T., & Pratik, S. (2017). Credit Guarantee Corporation: Accommodating an Expansion Strategy – Note. Ivey Publishing, Canada.
  • Sengupta, T., & Nath Roy, S. (2016). Indore Hospital Cost Based Surgery Allocation, Operations Management Education Review. Volume 2016.
  • Sengupta, T, Sanyal, P., & Kakkar, V. (2016). Kreative Works: Extending the Boundaries. Ivey Publishing, Canada.

Andrea. Santiago is a full professor at the Asian Institute of Management’s Strategic Management Department. She holds the Basant and Sarala Birla Professorial Chair in Asian Family Corporations, whose goal is to strengthen Asian family firms through knowledge generation on governing family businesses and through training on managing family businesses in Asia.  She is a recipient of several awards for teaching and research excellence, including international awards for her excellence in case writing. A majority of her work is in the fields of family business management, corporate social responsibility, management of educational institutions, and sustainable development.  A multidisciplinary professor, she teaches in her research area as well as in human resource management and in finance.

Published Cases:

  • Roxas, F. & Santiago, A. (2018). Milking the future: DVF Dairy Farm partners with the Filipino farmer. WDI Publishing. 4-854-290
  • Santiago, A. (2018). Trevor family-business compensation framework: Is it fair? SAGE Business Cases. [ISBN 9781526411242] doi:10.4135/9781526444950
  • Santiago, A. (2018). Taming my father. SAGE Business Cases. [ISBN 9781526411242]. doi:10.4135/9781526437983
  • Roxas, F. & Santiago, A. (2017). Smokey Tours: The other side of Manila. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 7(5). [ISSN 2045-0621]
  • Santiago, A. & Roxas, F. (2016). Killer bags on the loose: The painful descent of an innovative company. Case Centre, Reference no. 716-0042-1.
  • Santiago, A. & Roxas, F. (2016). Green Cross and the Gonzalo Co story. The Case Journal, 22(3), 1-22. [ISSN: 1544-1906]. doi:10.1108/TCJ-06-2015-0025
  • Santiago, A. & Roxas, F. (2015). The case of the unhappy teachers. The Case Journal, 11(3), 1-16. [ISSN: 1544-9106]. doi:10.1108/TCJ-05-2015-0012
  • Santiago, A. & Roxas, F. (2014). Reaching out to survivors: Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 11, 317-214. [ISSN: 1649-5195]. JBEE11-0CS1. doi: 10.5840/jbee20141116

Amon Simba is a senior academic in entrepreneurship and strategy at Nottingham Business School. Amon is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (JSBE). He is also a Research Grants Board Member for Economic Social Research Council (ESRC). His research interests lie in entrepreneurship in emerging and developing economies, micro-entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurship, networking and social capital. Amon has published case studies in The CASE Journal, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies and research articles in internationally recognized journals.

Published Cases:

  • SIMBA, A., 2018. A matter of entrepreneurial decisions: Dairibord Holdings Limited (DHL) in Zimbabwe. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 8 (3). ISSN 2045-0621
  • SIMBA, A., SMITH, D. and TATENDA, D., 2018. Competing with the grey market: Puzey and Payne in Zimbabwe. The CASE Journal, 14 (2), pp. 145-163. ISSN 1544-9106

Sambhavi Lakshminarayanan is a Professor in the Department of Business Administration at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. She teaches courses in Management and Business. She has a PhD from the University of Texas in Dallas in Management Science, with a focus in Operations, and a Master of Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. She has published across a range of topic and methodologies. Her dissertation and initial papers were based on properties of quantitative models in business decision making. Her subsequent research trended towards application and broader business and organizational issues.

Sambhavi has published several cases in various aspects of business and management, including strategy, organizational behavior and international business. Her publications have included both primary and secondary source cases. She has been an active participant in several conferences, and in reviewing, discussing and helping develop cases.

Published Cases:

  • Lakshminarayanan, S. Maggio, E., & Best, S. (2017, November). Kofi or Coffee – Starbucks Enters the Indian Market. Journal of Case Studies, 35(2), 44-55.
  • Lakshminarayanan, S. Maggio, E. and Hanspal, S. (2014). A Hasty Firing – Disaster or Opportunity. Journal of Critical Incidents: Society for Case Research,7, 145-148
  • Lakshminarayanan, S. and Hanspal, S. (2014). Cupcakes by Lizbeth: A Flash in the Baking Pan or Here to Stay. The CASE Journal, 10(2), 145-155.
  • Lakshminarayanan, S. and Hanspal, S. (2013). The Fiasco on Friday. Journal of Critical Incidents: Society for Case Research, 6, 88-91.
  • Lakshminarayanan, S. and Madhavan, R. (2012). Linda Calls the Vendor a Liar – Causes a Crisis. Journal of Critical Incidents: Society for Case Research, 5, 89-92.
  • Lakshminarayanan, S. (2011). Fall from Grace or Glass Ceiling, Journal of Business Case Studies, 7(5). 61-70
  • Lakshminarayanan, S. (2009). Georgia’s Restaurant Businesses, Annual Advances in Business Cases: Society for Case Research, 79-84.

Laurie Levesque, Ph.D. is an academic nerd who enjoys administrative work as well as research and teaching and has had roles at Suffolk University ranging from faculty member, to department chair, to associate dean. Her involvement has spanned the creation and implementation of academic programs, processes and policies, enhancing student involvement through co-curricular events and programming, providing faculty and adjunct development, and more. Laurie’s research has examined work roles and emerging organizational processes in new firms, voice habit, and psychological contracts and social networks. She has published across a range of empirical and theoretical topics, pedagogical pieces, and several teaching cases. Laurie cites her ability and success in the latter is due entirely to her many experiences with The CASE Association and advice and insights from its members. To balance out the work, she paints in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel, plays board games, gardens and reads at the beach.

Published Cases:

  • Levesque, Laurie L. & A.S. Cheng, (2017). A New Team at Tier1 Coaching and Development, Inc. The Case Research Journal, 37 (3).
  • Levesque, Laurie L., K.T. Hung & H. Arslan, (2017). Teradyne: Hitting the Great Wall. The CASE Journal, 13 (4): 546-560.
  • Hung, Ken, N. Hunt, G. Vega, L.L. Levesque, H. Arslan, & C. Delaunay, (2009). Teradyne: On the Road to China. The CASE Journal, 5 (2).
  • Levesque, Laurie L., D.M. Rousseau & V. Ho. (2008). Creative Collaborating at Lintell Scientific. The CASE Journal, (5) 1.
  • Levesque, Laurie L.& A.S. Cheng, (2008). A Sea Change in Staffing at Leapfrog Innovations. Case Research Journal, 27 (3).

Patrik Hultberg, PhD, is Professor of Economics and Coordinator of Educational Effectiveness at Kalamazoo College, as well as Visiting Professor at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, where he teaches in the International Summer Semester program. As the Coordinator of Educational Effectiveness at Kalamazoo College, Patrik runs the Teaching Center and organizes the annual new faculty Teaching and Learning Workshop. He has taught both economics and business courses for many years, often using case studies to promote student learning. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the CASE Journal, and has written several cases related to both business and economics. Patrik’s research interests include international economics, higher education, and instructional design.

Published Cases:

  • Hultberg, Patrik T. and Michael E. Ricco. (2018). The Dilemma Down Under. The CASE Journal, Vol. 14(3): TBD
  • Hultberg, Patrik T. (2012). Max 10: Siting a New Location, The CASE Journal, Vol. 9(1): 68-78

Kulbir Singh, MBA, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Finance at Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur, India. His research interests are in areas of Corporate Finance, Banking, Regulations, Derivatives and risk management, and Corporate Governance. He teaches MBA students subjects like Corporate Finance, Derivatives, Financial Risk Management, Credit Risk and Quantitative Finance. He is also a member of Centre for Corporate Governance, a Centre of Excellence at IMT and presently working on a research project sponsored by National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG), set up by Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

Kulbir Singh has 20 years of experience both in industry and academics. He was founder and MD of a private limited firm for two years.

Published Cases:

  • Singh, Kulbir, David Sharp, and Vishwanath S R, (2017) Dividend Policy at SRF Limited: Buyback of Shares, Ivey Publishing, (9B17N012) (TN: 8B17N012)
  • Singh, Kulbir, Jaskiran Arora, Durga Prasad, and Vishwanath (2017) Restructuring at Suzlon Energy Ltd., The Case Journal, (Emerald), Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 218 – 248
  • Singh, Kulbir, Durga Prasad and Vishwanath S.R. (2015) Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.: Debt Restructuring, Ivey Publishing, (9B15N007) (TN: 8B15N007)
  • Singh, Kulbir, and Vishwanath (Dec 2015) Financing Strategy at Tata Steel Ltd, With, Asian Case Research Journal, Vol. 19, Issue 2, 259-289.
  • Singh, Kulbir, and Vishwanath (Dec 2012) Hindustan Unilever Ltd, With, Asian Case Research Journal, Vol. 16, No. 02, pp. 269

Linda A. Hall, PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA, is a Professor of Accounting and Associate Chair of the Department of Business Administration at the State University of New York at Fredonia, her undergraduate alma mater.  She earned her MBA and PhD from the University at Buffalo and completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Florida.  She has 10 years of public and private accounting experience, and over 25 years in academia.  Her research interests include accounting pedagogy, developing case studies for classroom use, and issues impacting accountants and accounting firms.

Published Cases:

  • Hall, L.A., Bandyopadhyay, J. and McNamara, S., “Coffee, Costs, and Competition: A Case Exercise for Managerial Accounting”, The CASE Journal, Vol. 11(1), 2015, pgs. 95-101.
  • Bandyopadhyay, J., McGee, P.F., and Hall, L.A., “The IRS Eyes Professor’s Movie: A Taxation Case Exercise” The CASE Journal, Vol. 9(2), 2013, pgs. 60-66.
  • Bandyopadhyay, J. and Hall, L., “Managerial Accounting Integration through Collaborative Teaching: The Case of an International Hotel Strategic Plan”, Competition Forum, Vol. 9(2), 2011, pgs. 305-318.

Sunny Li Sun, Ph.D. received the.D. degree in Organization, Strategy, and International Business from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is an associate professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research interests cover entrepreneurship, corporate governance, venture capital, network, and institution. He has published 40 papers in Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Studies, and other English journals, including six teaching cases and case research papers. Among them, four papers were listed as “highly cited papers” (in the top 1% of its academic field) based on Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators. He is the editor of special issues of Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Journal of Product Innovation Management. Before joining the academia, Dr. Sun has 11 years’ industrial experience in new venture creating, financing, and consulting.

Published Cases:

  • Sun, Sunny Li and Yanli Zhang (2015). Qihoo 360: Building a “free” business model. The CASE Journal, 11(2): 163-183.
  • Yang, Xiaoming, Sunny Li Sun, and Ruby P. Lee (2016). Micro-innovation strategy: The case of WeChat. Asian Case Research Journal. 20(2): 401–427.
  • Sun, Sunny Li, Yanli Zhang, and Zhu Chen (2013). The challenges of Chinese outward investment in developed countries: The case of CITIC Pacific’s Sino Iron project in Australia. Thunderbird International Business Review, 55(3): 313-322.
  • Sun, Sunny Li (2009). Internationalization strategy of MNEs from emerging economies: The case of Huawei. Multinational Business Review, 17(2): 133-158.
  • Au, Kevin and Sunny Li Sun (1998). Hope Group: The future of private enterprises in China. Asian Case Research Journal, 2(2): 133-148.

Keith Hunter is an associate professor in the Department of Organization, Leadership and Communication at the University of San Francisco School of Management. He is a military veteran and holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Management from Carnegie Mellon University as well as masters degrees in public policy and computer science. He is committed to active and experiential learning techniques in his instruction of course that fall under the areas of organizational behavior and organization development. Keith has authored both teaching cases and teaching exercises for multiple peer-reviewed journals including The CASE Journal, Case Research Journal, Organization Management Journal, Journal of Critical Incidents and Management Teaching Review. Consistently linked to his content and approach are his primary research topics of leadership, power and influence, organizational networks and organizational culture.

Published Cases:

  • Hudson, M. L. & Hunter, K. O. (2017). Blurred lines: Happy or harassed? Case Research Journal 37(1), 1-3.
  • Hudson, M.L. and Hunter, K. O. (2016). Between righteous legacy and Pyrrhic victory–an administrator’s dilemma. The CASE Journal, 12(2).
  • Hunter, K.O., Hudson, M., and Boedecker, K. (2015). Seeing the light or tilting at windmills? The case of Richards-Townshend. Journal of Critical Incidents, 8(66).

Susan White is a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She holds a B.A. in History from Brown University, and MBA from Binghamton University and a PhD in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. At Maryland she teaches corporate finance for undergraduates and MBAs.  Her primary area of research is case studies, with cases and articles published in the Business Case Journal, CASE Journal, Case Research Journal, Journal of Financial Education, Journal of Financial Research, International Journal of Financial Education, a restructuring case book, an entrepreneurship textbook and personal finance collection. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, she was a senior lecturer at the University of Texas, Austin. She also taught at St. Edwards University and Binghamton University and worked for New York State Electric & Gas and the Binghamton Sun Bulletin.

Selected Case Publications since 2016

  • White, S. (2017) “Communications Solutions: cashing in the chips”, The CASE Journal, Vol. 13 Issue: 3, pp.312-341. DOI: 10.1108/TCJ-05-2016-0036.
  • White, S., Trejo-Pech, C. and Noguera, M. (2017) “ConAgra Foods: Valuing a Potential Recipe for Success”, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, in press content https://doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2016.0182 , November 10, 2017, pages 1-14.
  • White, S., Trejo-Pech, C. (2017). “The Use of Case Studies in Undergraduate Education,” RAE-Revista de Administração de Empresas, Vol. 57:4, January 1, 2017, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-759020170404.
  • White, S. and Hallows, K. (2016) “The Introductory Financial Management Course – Do Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills,” Journal of Financial Education, 42:3, 1-34.
  • White, S. and Hallows, K. (2016). “GreeNEWit: Financing the Next Level,” Case Research Journal, 36:6, 5-22.
  • White, S. (2016). “It’s a Bond…It’s Solar Energy…It’s a Rental Property…Or, All of the Above?,” Business Case Journal, 23:2, 17-33.
  • White, S. (2016). “Starbucks: Dividends, Repurchases or Lattes?”, Journal of Financial Education, 42:4, 358-379.
  • White, S. and Sheehan, G. (2016). “The Impact of Reframing on Decision Making: An Exercise in Community Development,” Management Teaching Journal, 1:3, 176-85.












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