WACRA's Primary Objectives
- Advance the use of the case method in
teaching, training, and planning.
- Encourage research using the case method.
- Coordinate case writing and case
- Encourage cooperation between the public
sector, the business community, and other case-oriented professions.
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The International Journal of Case
Research & Application – IJCRA
- is the official publication of WACRA®
and as such aims to publish high-quality original
manuscripts that (1) extend and disseminate the scholarship
of case method research worldwide and (2) capture innovation
and creativity in learning through interactive teaching
methods globally. To make available the published work of
IJCRA authors to case writers, teachers, researchers and
scholars world-wide, the WACRA®
Board has decided, at the end of each year, to move four
quarterly issues of IJCRA into the public domain.
Por medio de esta iniciativa, el Consejo de WACRA desea
facilitar la investigación y aplicación en la enseñanza
utilizando el método de casos y otros enfoques interactivos,
asistiendo a los profesores, especialmente a los juniors, en
su redacción y actividades interactivas de enseñanza, y
proporcionar una más amplia e internacional exposición de
las publicaciones de los que contribuyen al International
Journal of Case Method Research & Application –
IJCRA. El traspasar a domino público selectos volúmenes de IJCRA alentará un uso más amplio de las metodologías del método de
caso e interactivas. El reservar los actuales números
solamente a miembros activos de WACRA animará al crecimiento
de las membresías.
'The Art and Craft of Case Writing', 2nd Edition
by William Naumes and Margaret J. Naumes
has been published by M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York, London, England. To
order a copy at the special WACRA member price
click here. A review of
the book has been
published in issue 2/2006 of IJCRA - The International Journal of Case
Method Research & Application.
Writing & Presentation Tips
What’s a Good Case?
A case is the fundamental building block of
the experiential learning process that is embodied in the case method.
It offers “decision-making calisthenics.” It is a well told story that
should capture the richness of a decision-making experience in enough
detail to create a proxy for experience for students and to drive
challenging individual study and small and full-class discussions. In
this way, it becomes a catalyst for developing critical thinking skills.
CDI Case Development Institute
David Wylie 2003 15
For more suggestions and tips
Dear WACRA members and Case Method Aficionados
We have weighed the options and alternatives very
carefully and have reached the conclusion that we have to adjust to
Life after WACRA!
WACRA, The World Association for Case Method
Research & Application was created in 1984 In London, UK and
incorporated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1989 to
public discussions, lectures and conferences to advance the use of the
case method in teaching at all levels, to promote research in the case
method and possible applications of the case method in different fields,
to provide encouragement for further developments and applications, and
to the extent possible, provide support for research through
scholarships and stipends.
The WACRA journey went around the world with
conferences in London, UK;
Leysin and Luzern, Switzerland; Enschede and Rotterdam, The Netherlands;
Boston, Sedona, USA; San
Juan, Puerto Rico; Berlin, Munich and Cologne, Germany; Limerick and
Dublin, Ireland; Bratislava, Slovakia; Vienna and Graz, Austria;
Montreal and Vancouver, Canada; Warsaw, Poland; Edinburgh, Scotland;
Bordeaux, Marseille and Paris, France; Caceres, Seville, Barcelona,
Spain; Odense, Denmark;
Malmö ( Skǻne), Stockholm, Sweden; Istanbul,
Turkey; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Brno, Czech Republic; Brisbane,
Australia; Guadalajara, Mexico; Barranquilla, Colombia; Casablanca,
Morocco; Lima, Peru; Lisbon, Portugal; Bolzano, Luca and Rome, Italy;
Over the years, around the world, case method teaching applications,
case teaching, case writing and
case research across disciplines and professions have increased at an
astonishing rate and are testimony to WACRA’s success.
Covid 19 forced the cancellation of the WACRA
summer conference in Florence, Italy. In early 2020, the expectation was
that, after Covid 19, life eventually would regain some normalcy. Well,
the ‘new normal’ is very different from what was hoped for.
Lack of funding resources - the continued threat
of Covid 19 infections – the falling out of favor of person to person
meetings, the hall mark of WACRA conferences - the drastic reduction in
WACRA memberships - the cutback in institutional funding for
international conferences and other developments have rendered the WACRA
business model obsolete. Furthermore, all WACRA Board members who
sustained the organization and offered their support on a pro bono
basis, have or are retiring and no successors, willing to work pro bono,
The WACRA Board prepared and sent to the Attorney
General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts a Petition for
WACRA members have travelled the world together, advanced the goals that
were established at the outset of the journey, learned with and from
each other, explored new horizons, forged teaching and research
partnerships, met beautiful colleagues, built bridges and fostered
understanding and appreciation across cultures.
Thank you to all for having participated.
Hans Klein, Denise Smith,
PS Please send queries and comments to
If you plan to visit Florence and Tuscany on your
own, you will find relevant information and tips in the ‘Spring 2020
WACRA NEWSletter’ at
To stay in touch with fellow WACRA world
travelers, send your up-dates to
for the annual ‘year-end greetings’ and news up-date.
33rd WACRA Conference at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
and Post Conference Tour to Cusco and Machu Picchu.
View Conference Gallery
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to learn more about our members Emiliano Gonzalez, Natalia D. Strekalova, Suzanne H. Campbell, Patricia Ann Brock, Patti Chance, Audrey Cohen, Matthias Eggertsson, Ana Gil-Garcia, Emiliano
Gonzalez, Walter Greene, Edward Jankovic, Gloria Guzman Johannessen,
Irene Lange, Janice Nath, Sean O’Connor, and Alfonso Vargas!
International Journal of Case Method
Research & Application
The International Journal of Case Method Research &
Application is an international, interdisciplinary forum for
researchers, educators and professionals. IJCRA solicits and
welcomes research across the entire range of topics encompassing the
domain of case method research and application and interactive
teaching methodologies. The Journal scope includes case writing,
interactive teaching and learning, continuing and distance
education, which cross national, cultural and disciplinary
boundaries. IJCRA welcomes theoretical and empirical papers that
advance social science research on teaching and learning.
IJCRA has special interest in research addressing important issues
that transcend the boundaries of single academic disciplines and
corporate managerial functions. Therefore, IJCRA welcomes
interdisciplinary scholarship and commentaries that challenge the
paradigms and assumptions of single disciplines or functions. IJCRA
solicits and accepts manuscripts on teaching materials and methods.
Experimental, developmental work (e.g., presentation of stages of
development of a case study and reviews of books dealing with topics
related to case writing, interactive, innovative teaching,
continuing education, distance education) will also be considered.
The latest IJCRA
Issue 1 (March 2020)
is now available in the Members section.
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