American University of Beirut

The Case Conference 2023

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Case Hub – Case Conference 2023

The Case Hub Annual Case Conference will be held at Suliman S. Olayan School of Business for the first time on May 5-6, 2023 in Beirut- Lebanon

The Case Hub is organizing the first case conference in the Arab MENA. The conference offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network and engage with case writers and educators in the region. The conference will run on Saturday 6 May, 2023 and will be preceded by a workshop on Friday 5 May, 2023 where guest speakers will be invited to share their learning and expertise in case writing and teaching. 
On conference day, participants will attend presentation sessions led by seasoned case writers and educators. They will then present their developed cases or participate in case development sessions with their case ideas and obtain detailed developmental feedback from experienced case mentors. The aim behind these mentor-participants case development sessions is to help participants move their cases forward to publication in The Case Hub, refereed journals, or case publishers and distributors. 

Access the Call here​.

The following themes are of key interest, however all cases w​ith a potential for development will be accepted:
  • Business analytics
  • Corporate governance
  • Digitalization and impact of techno​logy 
  • Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship (including environmental)
  • Ethics
  • Human resources
  • Impact investing
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Leadership
  • Operations and supply chain management

Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut is a teaching-centered research university that bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership.

American University of Beirut enjoys a lengthy, distinguished history as one of the world's foremost universities, a reputation enhanced by the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business. (​​OSB) is highly regarded within the international community with rankings consistently placing it as a MENA leader and provider of international caliber vision and opportunity. In addition, the school provides extensive activity in executive education throughout the region to leading organizations, and has long been AACSB International-accredited.

  • January 20, 2023         Submissions open
  • March 1, 2023              Submissions deadline 
  • March 15, 2023         Decision to ap​​​​plicants, conference registration opens
  • April 24, 2023         Hotel booking special rate cutoff
  • April 24, 2023         Registration deadline
  • May 5, 2023                 Pre-conference workshop
  • May 6, 2023                 Conference

The OSB Annual Case Conference offers you a special chance to interact with case writers and users in the Arab MENA . It offers you the opportunity to work in small focused groups with peer case researchers, obtain detailed and helpful feedback on your case, present your developed cases, and take part in workshops moderated by senior case researchers and educators. Professionally, you will greatly benefit from our sessions, which will give you the chance to develop higher-quality participant-centered and discussion-based cases that are suitable for publication in a variety of refereed journals, with case publishers and distributors, and within textbooks.​

Developed cases: All cases must be positioned in the Arab MENA and target a topic of interest to business school education. Cases must be original works that are based on a real (undisguised) decision by a real protagonist in a real organization using primary sources (interviews, field visits and data). Submissions are accepted in both English and Arabic. In submitting your case, you commit to having at least one author attend the conference and present the accepted developed case or case idea proposal. Your submitted cases may have been previously taught but not published or accepted for publication elsewhere (in journals, case publishers, textbooks or others) before submission to the conference.

A developed case submission includes the case, any associated teaching resources (data sets, audio or visual material) and the teaching note (please use the case submission and teaching note templates). Typical length of a developed case is 4,000 to 5,000 words, excluding exhibits.

Case ideas: Case idea proposals are cases that are still in the early stages of their development. These submissions are normally limited to 1,000 words (please use the case submission template). This workshop is suited for both experienced authors seeking guidance on a new case approach and fresher case authors who want to learn how to create effective teaching cases.

Following the conference, participants will have the opportunity to submit their cases for publication in the journal Case Focus (please check the website for requirements and deadline).

For inquiries, please contact Dr Randa Salamoun, the conference chair at​.

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