UTech, Jamaica to Launch Caribbean Case Researchers Association

Dr. Jeffry P. Shay, President Elect, North American Case Research Association (NACRA)

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) through its College of Business and Management (COBAM) will launch a Caribbean Case Researchers Association (CCRA) at a special ceremony to be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Lecture Theatre 49 (LT49), Shared Facilities Complex, UTech, Ja. Papine campus.  The CCRA is intended to develop a critical pool of local and regional case writers and researchers to impact teaching, learning and research in business education (and other disciplines that use teaching cases)  in Jamaica and the Caribbean. 

Dr. Paul Golding, Dean, College of Business and Management notes that the CCRA will fill the gap for teaching cases that represent the reality of the business landscape of Jamaica and the Caribbean.  He noted that, “the CCRA will serve to further enrich the learning experiences by developing cases that increases the understanding of the issues facing local companies as well as to highlight real-world management issues.”

President Elect of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA), Dr. Jeffery P. Shay will be present at the launch and will endorse the CCRA with full affiliation expected in October at NACRA’s board meeting. 

Dr. Shay is the Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Washington and Lee University, US.  An expert in the area of case teaching and research, he has conducted workshops  at numerous international academic institutions including in Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Chile  and Brazil. He is a past and current President of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA), a member of the Case Research Journal’s Editorial Board, a past President of the Western Academy of Management and the Western Casewriters Association.  He is also a past President of the Western Academy of Management. 

Dr. Jeffrey P. Shay, past and incoming President of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) in endorsing the new association notes that the “NACRA is excited to see case research and teaching growing rapidly around the world and strongly support the July 2017 launch of the Caribbean Case Research Association.  The NACRA looks forward to maintaining a strong relationship with this new organization."

Case Study Workshops

The University will also host a series of customized workshops to be held from July 5 – 7 led by Dr. Shay on Case Teaching and Case Research and Writing.  Participants will learn how to design a course using case studies, prepare for and lead case discussions, recognize and evaluate opportunities for case research, effectively plan for case data acquisition, manage practical and ethical dilemmas in case research and the prepare effective instructor  manuals.



Michelle Beckford (Mrs.)
Corporate Communications Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
Telephone: 970-5299
Email: mbeckford@utech.edu.jm