SAGE Business Cases: Humanities and Arts in Business Series

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SAGE Publishing continues to grow its teaching case collection, SAGE Business Cases, across the business and management spectrum while incorporating thought from a variety of disciplines. The Humanities and Arts in Business series aims to publish and disseminate creative business pedagogy that is inspired by and utilizes material from classic and contemporary humanities and arts in order to cultivate a more human economy.

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The Humanities and Arts in Business series is edited by: 

  • Christopher Michaelson, (Ph.D), University of St. Thomas
  • Matt Statler, (Ph.D), New York University
  • Christopher Michaelson is a professor and business advisor who studies how meaning and purpose in life and at work can improve our own and others’ lives. With a Ph.D. specializing in philosophical ethics and aesthetics, he has designed and led story-based interventions for working professionals and published scholarly articles on how stories can cultivate better business leaders. His work has appeared in a diverse array of scholarly and practice publications in disciplines including management, ethics, finance, literature, architecture, accounting, and medicine. He is David A. and Barbara Koch (pronounced "coach") Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University of St. Thomas and also teaches in New York University’s Business and Society Program. 

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    Matt Statler is the Richman Family Director of Business Ethics and Social Impact Programming and a Clinical Associate Professor of Business and Society at NYU Stern School of Business. Previously, Matt served NYU's Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response as the Director of Research and as Associate Director of the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness. He worked as the Director of Research at the Imagination Lab Foundation in Lausanne, Switzerland following several years as a management consultant in New York City. His research on ethics, leadership and strategy has been published in dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He completed a PhD in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University, spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Heidelberg, and obtained Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Philosophy from the University of Missouri.

    Call for Papers

    Partner with SAGE to develop your HUMANITIES AND ARTS IN BUSINESS teaching case.

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    Unlike conventional business cases that assemble fact patterns into a pedagogical narrative, Humanities and Arts business cases draw on existing narratives to illuminate how they can be deployed in a business classroom. These narratives may include short stories or novel excerpts, film or play segments, folktales, songs, poems, photographs, paintings, and paradoxes, among other objects from the humanities and arts. A business case of approximately 1,000-5,000 words introduces and reproduces the object and a pedagogical plan and includes a teaching note. The full business case should be a stand-alone teaching tool that does not require students to purchase additional resources, and case authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions for restricted material.

    SAGE is pleased to offer case authors:

    • Double-blind peer review of your case and teaching notes 
    • A thorough editorial process, working to develop your ideas and prepare cases for successful publication
    • Freedom to include your students in the case research and writing process
    • Copyright in your name and final PDF for ease of use in your classroom
    • $500 when your case is published
    • An international audience for your work, supported by the global sales force at SAGE


    • We look for cases between 1,000 and 5,000 words.
    • Please include discussion questions and teaching notes.
    • Guidelines and templates may be found here
    • Manuscripts are accepted through our ScholarOne portal
    • Authors receive decisions within 6-8 weeks of submission.

    For questions and sample cases, contact: Rebecca Frankel (, Associate Editor 

    Cases from the Humanities and Arts in Business Series

    Click a title to view the case:

    “Downsizing Is About Saving Yourself”: The Paradoxical Nature of Work and Career Success in Downsizing
    Applying Aristotle’s Three Ancient Rhetorical Appeals to Modern Business Communication
    Communication and Organizational Behavior in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles
    Lawyer–Bartleby Exchanges, From Bartleby, the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street
    Shared Leadership Through Improvisational Theatre
    The Conductorless Orchestra: Lessons on Shared Leadership

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