Scholarship and decision cases: Pedagogy and standards for publication

Conrad Lyford, James Beierlein, Kenneth Harling

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Case studies represent an important form of scholarly output for educators of agribusiness management. This article defines scholarship with respect to case writing. First, it explains how case studies are scholarship in the educational process. The pedagogical foundation of the case method is this method's effectiveness in developing the critical thinking skills of students. This in turn enhances learning and advances scholarly understanding. Second, it examines criteria that are used to assess the quality of cases and their accompanying teaching notes when being considered for journal publication. The standards of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review are used to illustrate these criteria. Only by reaching these standards of scholarship will teaching notes and cases be of the quality needed to ensure that their use in the case method will develop the scholarly capabilities expected of graduates in agribusiness management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-379
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000


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