Organised By/Speakers: 
Prof. David J. Sharp, IIMC
Conference/Seminar Date: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to Friday, November 28, 2014
Conference/Seminar Venue: 

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) and Ivey Business School are co-hosting a three and half day workshop on the Case Method from November 25th (Tuesday) to 28th (Friday) 2014.

The Ivey IIMC workshop will include three days of case writing and case teaching instruction by Ivey faculty David Sharp. This will cover various elements of case selection, preparation, teaching notes, delivery, and evaluation as they apply to the case classroom.

In March 2014, IIMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ivey Business School, one of the premier publishers of case studies in the world, to jointly develop and publish India – relevant case studies. Under this partnership, the two institutions will collaborate in the areas of research, development and publishing of cases as well as in fostering a culture of case writing and case pedagogy in Indian management institutes. This workshop is the first joint workshop between the two institutes being conducted under the aegis of this partnership.


IIM Calcutta is a premier global management institute that uses cases in several of its courses for postgraduate students and participants in management development programs. IIMC has a team of accomplished faculty members who are excellent teachers, effective consultants, and prolific publishers. IIMC has the human resources to oversee, direct, and take part in developing world-class case studies.

The IIM Calcutta Case Research Center (IIMCCRC) was set up in 2012 to develop a repository of teaching cases that can be used by faculty of business schools in India and abroad. The mission of the IIMCCRC is to champion the cause of Case Based Learning in Business Schools and other institutions in India through -

  • Creating a repository of teaching cases with an Indian context
  • Spreading awareness on the value of the case method in learning, especially management learning
  • Setting and propagating practice standards for development and use of cases in management education.


The Ivey Business School ( at Western University is Canada’s leading provider of relevant, innovative and comprehensive business education. Drawing on extensive research and business experience, Ivey faculty provide the best classroom experience, equipping graduates with the skills and capabilities they need to tackle the leadership challenges in today’s complex business world. Ivey offers world-renowned undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as Executive Development at campuses in London (Ontario), Toronto and Hong Kong. Since Ivey’s inception in 1922, the case method has been the cornerstone of the School’s approach to learning. Only a handful of schools globally are truly dedicated to the case study method of learning.

Ivey is the #1 publisher of Asia based cases and hosts the world’s largest collection of India based business cases. Ivey’s India case collection is available to Indian faculty and business institutes at very competitive rates. The world leader in Case Method Training, Ivey has trained over 700 faculties in the Case Method across India. The India initiative is focused on developing various opportunities for Indian faculty to hone skills in case teaching, and case writing and we are also committed to helping Indian authors bring their cases to publication.


There is growing interest in the case method among Indian business schools and this reinforces the need to share best practices about how to write and teach cases efficiently and effectively. This workshop will cover various elements of case selection, preparation, teaching notes, delivery, and evaluation as they apply to the case classroom.


The IIMC-Ivey Case Method Workshop is primarily meant for, though not limited to –

  • Faculty in academic institutions who would like to adopt the case method in their classrooms
  • Doctoral students who would like to use the case method as part of their research
  • Case researchers and writers interested in developing cases and teaching notes
  • Corporate learning and development executives who would like to adopt the case method. 


Day 1 Welcome to participants and speakers Prof Saibal Chattopadhyay; Director IIMC
Introduction to IIMC Case Research Centre and Ivey Business School Prof. Ashok Banerjee; Dean NI & ER, IIMC
Prof. Indranil Bose; Faculty Coordinator Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC)
Prof. David J. Sharp; Associate Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control, Ivey Business School
  • Expertise inventory, setting programme objectives and expectations.
  • Case method pre-requisites: Personal (e.g., motivation, confidence), Institutional (e.g., norms, infrastructure).
  • Planning the teaching process:
  • Learning objectives, case position in the course, planning the class session
  • The student perspective. Preparing a class – illustration: Ivey Case Stuart Daw. Teaching the class
  • Debrief of class process.
Prof. David J. Sharp
  • Preparation of Ivey case Jane Lennox for delivery for the next day
Day 2
  • Facilitation skill development – case class delivery. The board plan, the lesson plan.
  • Handling class discussion and “challenging” students.
Prof. David J. Sharp
  • The case writing process: Course design, teaching objectives.
  • Research, contacts, leads. Release.
  • Case content – opening paragraph, group collaboration.
  • Preparation of participants’ draft cases (in teams)
Day 3
  • The teaching note. Discussion questions and preparation questions.
  • In-depth discussion and review of participants’ cases.
Prof. David J. Sharp
  • Student learning evaluation
  • What makes a case a “Great” case? Analysis of some best-sellers.
  • Final one-on-one review of written cases to date (TBC)
Day 4 Case presentations
  • Brief presentations showcasing some of the recent work done by the Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC)
Closing speech and vote of thanks Prof. Indranil Bose; Faculty Coordinator IIMCCRC



David J. Sharp David J. Sharp is an Associate Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at Ivey Business School. Before joining Ivey, Sharp taught at Boston College. He worked for an electrical engineering company and in sales research at a business systems company in his native England prior to teaching business studies for five years in the Middle East. He studied Engineering Science and Economics at Oxford University, and has a Masters degree in Management from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He earned his Ph.D. in International Management at the MIT Sloan School in 1987.

Sharp's research interests centre around international management accounting and management decision-making issues. Presently, he is interested in cross-cultural differences in risky decision-making, international business ethics, and the role of control systems in promoting moral behavior in organizations.

He teaches Managerial Accounting and Control and International Accounting in the MBA Program and Executive MBA programs. He also teaches in the Strategic Marketing Management Program, and in the Modular M. Eng. Program in the Faculty of Engineering.

His publications include scholarly articles in the areas of international financial management, cross-cultural behavior, and international business ethics. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation and The Journal of International Accounting Research, and associate editor of Advances in International Accounting. He is active in the American Accounting Association, and served as president of the International Accounting Section in 2001-2.

Ivey IIMC Workshop David Sharp Introduction


Registration fees for the workshop are given in the table below. The fees are inclusive of workshop materials, buffet lunch and refreshments on all four days (25th, 26th, 27th & 28th November’14) for the participants:

Registration Fees for Academic Participants
Faculty, research scholars and students of recognized academic institutions
Rs. 12,000 + 12.36% service tax
Registration Fees for all other participants Rs. 16,000 + 12.36% service tax


Please note that IIM Calcutta will be facilitating accommodations to the participants during the event dates at the New Executive Hostel inside their campus only on first come first serve basis. Accommodation charges and additional expenses incurred at the hostel due to food etc. will be borne by the participant and paid for at the time of stay.

Registration is now closed as the workshop is full. Thank you for your interest !