Inaugural issue of Case Focus journal published

The Case Centre announces publication of the inaugural edition of Case Focus, its peer reviewed journal for teaching cases set across the Middle East and Africa.

Case Focus journal, issue 1 front coverAt a time when all of us in business and academia are being challenged to increase diversity in our leadership and structures, we cannot ignore barriers that restrict the representation of authors, protagonists and scenarios in the cases we teach.

The Case Centre is committed to broadening the scope and diversity of cases within our collection. We welcome new voices from less represented regions who write cases about local businesses and cultural diversity, reflecting the concerns and career aspirations of their own students.

Reflecting the strengths of our exceptional editorial board and reviewers, Case Focus will play its part in creating and encouraging a repertoire of cases from across the MEA region to add to the options available to you in your classroom. By supporting and encouraging the development of new case writers, this will have a positive impact on the research and teaching in schools throughout the region, especially in schools where the case method and teaching with cases is currently under-represented.

Discover the cases in Issue 1

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: RDRS Mining and Corruption in Africa
Rick Stapenhurst
McGill University, Canada
Rasheed Draman
African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs, Ghana

Grand Cinemas: A Success Story
Hala Khayr Yaacoub and Sarah Abboud
University of Balamand, Lebanon

How Can an African Company Stand Out in the Premium Shoe Market? The Benson Shoes Case in Morocco
Imane El Ghazali and Zoulikha Maaroufi
ESCA Ecole de Management, Morocco

SWVL: Reinventing Urban Mass Transit
Ayman Ismail and Ahmed Dahawy
The American University in Cairo, Egypt

The Tunisian Start-up SAPHON ENERGY: The Revolution of Wind?
Thouraya Derouich Karoui
Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Rades, Tunisia

Visit to find out more about the cases, and to buy a copy of the journal.

Have you written a case?

The submission deadline for Issue 2 of Case Focus has been extended to 1 October 2020. So, if you’re located in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, and have written a case set there, you now have extra time to submit it for consideration.

Case Focus Editorial Board

Richard McCracken (Editor-in-Chief), The Case Centre; Alfons Sauquet Rovira, ESADE; Bettina Bastian, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK); Debapratim Purkayastha, ICFAI Business School (IBS); Haifa Jamalallail, Effat University; Hanane El Kouari, IÉSEG School of Management; Howard Thomas, Singapore Management University; Isseu Diop Sakho, PATRIA SARL; John Mukum Mbaku, Weber State University; Moses Acquaah, Bryan School of Business and Economics, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Rachida Justo, IE University; Sherif H. Kamel, School of Business, The American University in Cairo; Soumitra Dutta, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University and Global Business School Network (GBSN); Thami Ghorfi, ESCA School of Management; Tim Mescon, AACSB International.