Late August
Workshop Registration Opens
September 17, 2019
Workshop Participant Registration Deadline
October 19, 2019
Saturday Workshops
October 19-22, 2019
SMS 39th Annual Conference in Minneapolis

Use of “Case Methodology” in Strategy, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship Research

Saturday, October 19, 2019
09:00h – 12:00h

(Lunch provided for all workshop participants: 12:00 - 13:00)

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

sponsored by Research Methods Community 

Workshop Information

This workshop brings in new insights to explore the methodology, purpose, approaches, and structure of case methodology; and how this methodology enables in depth studies and accomplishes what other methods cannot address. The list topics covered this workshop will be of interest to many scholars in the field engaged in explaining the mechanisms and relationships.

Topics: 1) single-case versus multiple-case (methodology), 2) theory building versus theory testing (purpose), 3) positivist versus constructionist (approach) 4) generalization to theory versus generalization to population (attitude), 5) contextualization versus causality (explanations), 6) matching questions to methods (structure)

The workshop is oriented toward junior faculty and doctoral students. Scholars who are interested in exploring the applicability, versatility, and effectiveness of the case methodology in their own research interests will benefit from this workshop as well.

The format of the workshop includes two parts. The first part includes presentations from the panelists on specific topics mentioned above with an emphasis on application. It will include Q&A and open discussion as well. This part of the workshop does not require an application and is open t is open to all).. The second part will be interactive and will consist of small groups and discussions in which panelists will provide feedback on participants' research ideas. This part of the workshop requires application and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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Ilgaz Arikan
Kent State University
picture of Sharon Alvarez
Sharon Alvarez
University of Pittsburgh
picture of Giovanni Battista Dagnino
Giovanni Battista Dagnino
University of Rome LUMSA
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Erwin Danneels
University of South Florida
picture of Melissa Graebner
Melissa Graebner
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
picture of Ann Langley
Ann Langley
HEC Montréal


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Ilgaz Arikan
Kent State University
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Sharon Alvarez
University of Pittsburgh

Call for Applicants

Application Requirement

Applications are required for the second portion of this workshop in which participants will receive feedback on research ideas from the panelists. If you do not wish feedback on your idea from the panel, you may attend the first part of the session without submitting a summary. We kindly request that you do pre-register for the workshop starting in late August by September 17, 2019. 

To be considered for the second half of the workshop, applicants should submit the following in a single PDF to the corresponding application box online by August 7, 2019. Applicants will be accepted based on a first-come, first-serve basis:

  • Your First and Last Name and University Affiliation
  • short summary of your research project (250-word abstract)

Applicants will be notified of decisions in late August, 2019. Accepted applicants will need to confirm their attendance by registering for the workshop by September 17, 2019. Saturday Workshops at the Annual Conference are included in the registration for the Annual Conference. Participants in workshops must be registered for the Annual Conference.