Case Writing Workshop
Case Writing in Action
A collaborative workshop for educators from all disciplines
Friday, October 10, 2003

Hans Klein 
Hans is President and Executive director of WACRA® - The World Association for Case Method Research & Application and ACT - The Academy for Creative Teaching. He is Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Rensselaer. Education: Banking Institute Munich, Germany, D.B.A. U of Kentucky, C.M.A.

He has held top management positions in European and American companies. On the faculty of Universities in the U.S.A. and in Europe he has taught courses in Accounting and Finance. He frequently speaks at International Conferences on Management Education and Business topics.

Among his numerous publications (he has written and edited 20 books) are articles on planning and forecasting, the future of Management Education and Innovative Learning and Teaching. He consults with governments and undertakes strategic initiatives on their behalf, conducts executive training seminars and workshops and organizes international conferences (Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK and U.S.A.).


John Seeger
John is a past president of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) and was editor of the Case Research Journal from 1992 through 1995. He is a Fellow of CASE, the Eastern Case Writers Association, and a member of six other case organizations. He originated the "Case Critique Colloquium" format for review and development of new cases at professional meetings, and serves as a regular panelist in Colloquia at the Academy of Management, the Eastern Academy, and the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute.

In the 22 years between his bachelors degree and the doctorate, he served as a consultant in worker-based improvement programs, as a research administrator, and as president of two small corporations (one a manufacturer, the other a data processing service bureau for large retailers). He has working experience as a public relations writer, information systems designer, finance director and controller, operations researcher, company treasurer, CEO, and director. He has worked in a variety of industries, including injection molding, brewing, light assembly, stationery, large-scale retailing and auto parts manufacturing (in England). He has taught in England, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, the Czech Republic and Slovakia and has presented faculty development workshops on case writing and teaching in half a dozen states.

His cases have described problems in Citibank, Xerox, Arthur D. Little, Polaroid, Lincoln Electric and AT&T among large companies, and many small technology start-ups and not-for-profit organizations among the small. His cases have been adopted for over 150 textbooks in half a dozen disciplines.

David Wylie
David is executive in residence at Babson College and the director of Babson College Case Publishing in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Before joining Babson College in 1996, he wrote cases and teaching materials at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Harvard Business School, and for a number of corporate clients. He received his BA from Harvard in 1969 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1984.

He has written over 60 cases and teaching notes, and his field research has taken him across the United States and to Chile, Russia, Korea, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, Italy, and Mexico. He has delivered workshops and seminars in case writing to faculty at a number of institutions in the United States and abroad, and is a frequent speaker at associations and conferences.

He was elected to the board of directors of NACRA in 2001. He has also been named to the WACRA committee on Case Standards Setting with a mandate to promote case method research as scholarship and to develop standards of excellence in case method research and application.


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