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  • 1.  Teaching Case Journals & Textbook query

    Posted 09-24-2019 05:31
    Hi all, greetings from Istanbul,
    I have been teaching a senior undergrad or grad IS Strategy course for the MIS program in Business School at Ozyegin University.
    So far, I used McKeen and Smith's book "IT Strategy", but I want to change. I'd appreciate your opinions & suggestions on that matter.

    One more question on Teaching Case journals. I am not familiar with ranking / impact factor of teaching case journals, dont know how it relates to research journals. Any suggestion on that as reference?

    Thanks and wishing you a happy & efficient Fall semester


    Melike Findikoglu
    School of Business
    Ozyegin University

  • 2.  RE: Teaching Case Journals & Textbook query

    Posted 09-25-2019 09:17
    The best sources for teaching cases are and . One reason that teaching case journals are generally low-ranked is because a teaching case is not normally cited the way we cite a scholarly article (the idea being that the author has shaped it to fit pedagogical objectives; so even if it is rigorously researched in the field, that is a good rule of thumb to follow. This is why JIT, which used to publish teaching cases, established a sister publication -- JIT-Teaching Cases (with overlapping editorial boards). JIT-Teaching Cases and Case Research Journal, published by NACRA, is a peer-reviewed journal with quite high editorial standards. For that reason, Harvard now is an important distribution partner for both of them, and The Case Centre is also a distribution partner for CRJ.

    A movement is afoot to promote a practice-impact metric for cases -- based not on citations, but quantity and scope of readership. Since the two sources mentioned above have very broad institutional and geographic reach, any case distributed by them has potentially high impact. If we can get those two sources to report by-case adoption numbers, we can demonstrate actual institutional and geographic impact. Surely a teaching case that is discussed by current or future business leaders (in MBA or executive programs) has a strong impact on business practice!  Janis Gogan, Bentley University

    Janis Gogan
    Bentley University
    Waltham MA
    (781) 891-2098

  • 3.  RE: Teaching Case Journals & Textbook query

    Posted 09-27-2019 16:22
    Thanks a lot Janis, I totally agree with you.