CASE METHOD WORKSHOP 2022 (March)
The Indian Institute of Management Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC) hosted its four-day 9th Case Method Workshop during 3rd to 8th March 2022. The 9th Case Method Workshop was exclusively dedicated to meeting the demand for handholding in case-writing. The workshop broadly focused on four themes: 1. Case Ideation & Proposal, 2. Developing the Case, 3. Developing the Teaching note and 4. Modifying the case after testing & publishing the case. In order to provide the participants with experiential learning, each module was interspersed with relevant assignments combined with feedback from experienced faculty.
The selection of the participants for the workshop was based on the submission of a write up on a case idea and a short bio. The event saw an active participation of professors, assistant professors, research scholars and doctoral students from various management institutions and other institutions from all over India. So, the workshop also allowed the participants to interact and network with academics from diverse fields of expertise and learn from each other’s experiences.
The workshop began with a welcome note by IIMCCRC coordinator, Prof. Arpita Ghosh followed by an inaugural speech by the respected Director of IIM Calcutta. The eminent external educator from Harvard Business School, Prof. V. G. Narayanan, and experienced IIMC faculty members, namely Prof. Ramendra Singh, Prof. Arpita Ghosh and Prof. Megha Sharma were the key speakers and facilitators for this workshop. The workshop was closed with a Valedictory speech by the IIMCCRC coordinator.
Feedbacks from the participants vouches for the success of the workshop, we quote a few below:
“There is some key take away in every session. Also, was amazed to witness the preparedness for the feedback session. Instructors came thoroughly prepared to guide the groups.”
“Although, all the sessions were informative and it is an eye-opener for me in writing an effective and interesting case. The workshop is an eye opener for me particularly the hands-on assignments.”
“I am a research scholar. Initially I was a little intimidated as I was attending the workshop with experienced faculty members. But, it turned out to be a great learning experience. I really enjoyed the discussions we had. The faculty members explained every aspect of developing a case very well.”
CASE METHOD WORKSHOP 2021 (September)
The Indian Institute of Management Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC) hosted its three-day 8th Case Method Workshop during 10 - 12 September 2021, for the first time online.
The workshop had three-pronged goals. Firstly, it aimed at sharpening the case teaching skills of participants and make them understand what works and what doesn’t when case teaching is online. Secondly, it intended to equip them with the craft of developing and writing their own highly effective cases. Thirdly, it made the participants reflect & introspect on their challenges and appreciate how they can create synergy between their academic research, case teaching, case development. A key feature was providing the participants with experiential learning through hands-on experience on case-teaching, combined with feedback from experienced faculty members.
The participants consisted of academicians, research scholars, and doctoral students from different business schools and other institutions from all over India. So, the workshop allowed the participants to interact and network with each other.
The success of the workshop can be gauged from some of the following participants’ feedbacks:
“My first exposure, and it was wonderful. Specifically, the way the deliberations happened on the designing of the case studies, then the intricate details of the various stakeholders and finally the various options and solutions.. Also liked the handholding in deliberations on the case studies by way of group formations.”
“It was a great workshop. I had generally kept my expectations low but am delighted to say the workshop was one of the best I ever attended. Congratulations to IIMC for organizing such a great workshop.”
“Dr. Nimruji’s extremely honest experience sharing; Dr. V.G. Narayanan’s anecdotes regarding approaching corporations for case studies; Dr. Anirvan Pant’s session that showcased longevity of a case study & the teaching plan for his latest delivery, Dr. Ramendra Singh’s patient and sincere facilitation of the Hands-on learning session. Loved how each was genuinely linked to the audience.”
The workshop began with a welcome note by IIMCCRC coordinator, Prof. Arpita Ghosh followed by an inaugural speech by the respected Dean (Academic) of IIM Calcutta. The inaugural speech underscored how increased use of case method could help engage students in online classes in the pandemic-affected environment. The eminent external educator from Harvard Business School, Prof. V. G. Narayanan, and experienced IIMC faculty members, namely Prof. Anirvan Pant, Prof. Nimruji Jammulamadaka, and Prof. Ramendra Singh were the key speakers and facilitators for this workshop. The workshop was closed with a Valedictory speech by the IIMCCRC coordinator, Prof. Arpita Ghosh.
CASE METHOD WORKSHOP 2019 (March)
IIMC Case Research Center (IIMCCRC) hosted the 7th Case Method Workshop at the IIM Calcutta campus on March 29-30, 2019. The workshop brought together academicians, practitioners and doctoral students from different areas of management. The participants represented reputed organizations and many had decades of industrial experience. Prof. Anju Seth, Director of IIMC inaugurated the workshop and addressed the audience. She was followed by Prof. Bodhibrata Nag, Dean (Academic) and Prof. Indranil Bose, Co-ordinator of IIMCCRC who spoke about the importance of the case method.
CASE METHOD WORKSHOP 2018 (March)
The 6th case method workshop was hosted by the case research centre of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta on 5th and 6th of March 2018. The workshop saw a keen participation of students, scholars and academicians from business schools all over India as well as corporate personnel from industry. The workshop began with a welcome by IIMCCRC coordinator, Professor Indranil Bose and a formal inauguration and talk by the respected Director, the Dean, Academics and Dean, External Relations of IIMC. The inaugural speech underscored the increasing importance of the case method of teaching in business schools all over the world. The growing popularity of the IIMC case workshop since its inception in 2013, reflected in increasing applications for participation year on year, was also highlighted.
CASE METHOD WORKSHOP 2017 (March)
The Indian Institute of Management Case Research Centre (IIMCRC) hosted a two-day workshop on the Case Method during 2nd and 3rd March 2017. The workshop has been extremely interactive emphasizing the utilities of the case based learning in management schools and other institutions across India and abroad. The outset of the workshop on Day 1 with the lectures on topics such as "Teaching with Cases" and "Writing Effective Case Studies" by Prof. Philip Zerillo, Singapore Management University has been phenomenal in enriching the knowledge essential for the development of the teaching cases and using case studies as a teaching tool. Several faculties, researchers, corporate employees, and scholars who participated in the workshop were extremely privileged to engage themselves into invigorating interaction with Prof. Philip Zerillo to learn the tricks of the trade. Being the Executive Director of Case Writing Initiative at the Singapore Management University, Dr Zerillo reflected his erudition on the subject matter by sharing his experiences of teaching and writing cases. Several anecdotes illustrated by him made the learning complete and comprehensive.
CASE METHOD WORKSHOP 2016 (March)
Case Method workshop has become an annual ritual of IIM Calcutta Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC). Following the tradition, this year (2016) also IIMCCRC had organised a two day workshop on the 28th and 29th of March on Case Method, with an objective to emphasise the importance of case based teaching and also the art of writing good case studies. The workshop had drawn an overwhelming response with participants from India and abroad showing their utter interest. Prof. Philip Charles Zerrillo, Dean and Faculty of Singapore Management University (SMU) and Ms. Havovi Joshi, Head of Communications at Singapore Management University (SMU) were the key speakers and facilitators for this workshop.
CASE METHOD WORKSHOP 2014 (November)
The Ivey IIMC Case Method Workshop took place from 25th to 28th November 2014 at IIMC campus at Joka and was jointly organized by IIMC Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC) and Ivey Business School. Prof. David J. Sharp, Associate Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at Ivey Business School, Canada, led the workshop. Around 64 participants from different parts of India and neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh attended the workshop. The participants consisted of experienced case writers trying to hone their case writing skills, budding case writers expecting to master the art of case writing and case teachers intending to learn about the case teaching method.
CASE METHOD WORKSHOP 2014 (February)
IIM Calcutta Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC) organized its second annual Case Method Workshop on February 13th and 14th. The objective of this workshop was to emphasize the value of the case method in the learning process. The target audience included practitioners with an interest in using case studies as a teaching tool, as well as those interested in research and development of such teaching cases. The workshop was well attended by faculty from different business schools and other academic institutions from all over India, as well as many research scholars. There was also a smattering of interested parties from the corporate world. The venue of the workshop was the brand new Finance Lab classroom, a state of the art facility inside the IIMC Campus.
CASE METHOD WORKSHOP 2012 (June)
The year, 2012 marked the beginning of the Case Method workshop which eventually became the annual ritual of IIM Calcutta Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC). The workshop was a two-day event held on the 14th and 15th of June 2012 with an objective to emphasise the importance of case-based teaching and also the art of writing good case studies. The workshop had drawn an overwhelming response with participants from India and abroad showing their utter interest. Mr Jeroen van den Berg, Centre Manager of the Centre for Business Case Studies Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Prof. Jim Erskine Emeritus Professor of Operations Management Richard Ivey Business School and Ms Anjali Raina Executive Director Harvard Business School India Research Centre were the key speakers and facilitators for this workshop.
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