Jaipuria Institute of Management organized a Case Writing Workshop on May 1, 2014. Dr. G.D. Sardana, Chair, BIMTECH Center for Management Case Development, Greater Noida, and Dr. Rajiv R. Thakur, Director Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida were two of the primary speakers. The workshop used Teaching Cases to help participants in the development of important decision-making skills. There were many aspects of Teaching Cases that were the focus of the event, including identifying the topic and situation, choosing a writing style to simulate interest, building up the case setting to make it thought provoking, identifying the data requirement, making the case multidimensional and multidisciplinary and writing a standard teaching note.
With Dr. Tahkur being the key speaker at the event, participants from various institutions of Delhi-NCR- Galgotias University, INMANTEC, BIMTECH, JSS, Manav Rachna University, Amity University, etc. along with the Jaipuria Institute of Management’s faculty, participated in the workshop. Under the able guidance of Dr. Shikha Bhatia, Faculty, Jaipuria Institute of Management, the workshop stressed on very topical issues pertaining to case study writing.
The workshop discussion started with a look at different types of cases and their peculiarities. Participants were asked to focus on Teaching and Research cases. Cases were discussed and analyzed with respect to publication standards and also their effectiveness in classroom teaching. The important “do’s and don’ts” of information collection and citation were also discussed. The participants were also warned about plagiarism, and the difficulties in getting fabricated cases published. The participants were given an introduction into what goes into writing a good teaching note. In order to make the workshop effective and output-oriented, all participants were allotted a mentor to explore and discuss individual concerns and discuss practical nuances of case writing.