Latest accounting concise case looks at nonprofit challenges

“Steve, the treasurer, took notes and he would later create the presentation once the finance committee came to a consensus.  This was a time-consuming process and Steve was feeling frustrated. He was the third treasurer in 5 years, and the finance committee did not want to lose another one. Alexa felt that there had to … Read more

New Social Entrepreneurship concise case

“Leah ended the call and put her phone down on the kitchen table. She could barely contain her excitement.  Her realtor just called to tell her that her offer was accepted.  Finally!  It had been a long journey over the past four years […] Leah had always had an entrepreneurial spirit but her passions had … Read more

Just published: Soybean Farmers and Tariffs

A great new concise case from IJIC author Patrik T. Hultberg Synopsis The Trump administration aggressively pursued trade policies that limited imports from foreign countries, especially China. Tariffs targeted at imported steel, aluminum, and many other final and intermediate products, were adopted in an attempt to protect domestic industries, national security, as well as eliminate … Read more

Just published: The Young Entrepreneur Council

Synopsis Scott Gerber cofounded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to create a community of people who could fill a knowledge deficit for himself and others. Students examine the formation and success of YEC and affiliated organizations as ‘communities of practice’ (CoP). Optional career-focused assignments and activities let students apply the concept of communities of practice to … Read more

Just published! Exit Two Ways: Building #19 and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet

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Two businesses in the same industry (chains of salvage and discount outlets) grow in different directions and the owners exit direct ownership in different directions as well.  Students are challenged to evaluate the method of exit and/or harvest taken by each owner and look for forewarnings of that method within the operational structure of each … Read more

IJIC Editor-in-Chief contributes new blog post to Cabell Scholarly Analytics’ The Source

Are case studies about to play a key role in the development of business teaching and cultural awareness? In a guest post Gina Vega, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Instructional Cases, argues that the need for higher education, the business world and society at large to collaborate is stronger than ever, and invites interested … Read more