The Use of Cases to Stimulate Discussion and Inspire Students to Write Publishable, Usable and Interesting Cases.


  • Blaine Lawlor


This paper has four distinct purposes. First it addresses why cases provide a viable method to stimulate learning. Second, it provides ideas that can be utilized to effectively use cases in the classroom setting. Third it addresses the importance of live cases. Finally, it provides some direction and ideas that may prove useful in getting students to write publishable cases. Using processes presented in this paper, the author has had success in winning awards of the best student authored case of the conference on a couple of occasions. In addition, the author has been able to get students published by moving the conference case and getting it published in peer reviewed journals.