Sage Business Cases: Originals & Series

Sage Originals are an elite collection of cases that are commissioned, developed, and published by Sage. All come with teaching notes, discussion questions, and learning objectives to ensure maximum impact in the classroom. From entrepreneurship and public policy, to finance and accounting, the collection spans disciplines and includes cases of a variety of lengths and formats. We focus on acquiring cases that—no matter the subject or academic level—ask students to think critically and apply history and theory to real-world situations. As business courses focus more on a globalized business landscape, we are also publishing cases that ask readers to consider different cultural contexts and economic perspectives. Submit your case for consideration and join a community of scholars committed to educating the next generation of leaders.  
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As we continue to grow our collection across the business and management spectrum, we are also partnering with leading academics to create curated series on particular topics that have been traditionally overlooked or undertreated in business education. Submissions to these series are vetted by a series editor in addition to a peer reviewer and Sage developmental editor.

  • Accounting

    The new decade’s dynamic business environment demands technical skill accompanied by business acumen, adaptive problem solving, and decision insight. The Essentials for the Next Generation Accounting Professionals Series seeks cases which feature intriguing, real (or realistic) examples that ultimately can accelerate and elevate students’ eventual professional performance. Content from all domains of the accounting discipline (i.e. financial reporting, management accounting, analytics, taxation, auditing, ethics, public policy, etc.) are welcome and desired. All cases must address contemporary topics, require critical thinking, illustrate relevance to professional skill development, and be supported by quality teaching notes. Utilization of Sage Publishing’s data resource, where possible, is encouraged, but not required.

    This series is edited by: Noah P. Barsky, PhD, CPA Villanova University School of Business

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  • Ancient Leadership

    The Ancient Leadership collection brings the humanities to the business world by exploring narratives of becoming a leader in Classical history, mythology, philosophy, and material culture. These cases allow students to engage with sources from the diverse cultures of the ancient Mediterranean basin, not merely limited to Greece and Rome, but also Persia, Phoenicia, Lydia, Egypt, Etruria, etc. The collection represents an inclusive array of individuals and leadership scenarios in ancient Mediterranean societies, especially in terms of gender, social status, economic class, and occupation.

    This series is edited by: Mallory Monaco Caterine, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Department of Classical Studies Tulane University.

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  • Coaching and Mentoring

    The Coaching and Mentoring series aims to publish and disseminate creative business pedagogy that inspires students to think beyond their own advancement and focus on how they can help others learn and grow.

    This series is edited by: Pauline Fatien Diochon, Ph.D., Grenoble Ecole de Management

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  • Digital Entertainment

    Forthcoming in 2022, the Digital Entertainment Series, edited by Dr. Sunghan Ryu at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, will explore issues related to the business and management of digital entertainment, including video streaming, music streaming, social media, podcasts, video/computer games, e-sports, virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), digital heritage, virtual museums, smart speakers, mobile entertainment, interactive entertainment, etc. 

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  • Economic History

    The Economic History collection within Sage Business Cases helps students contextualize the current economic landscape by exploring the evolution of trade, labor relations, currency, and regulation across regions and eras.

    This series is edited by: Michael Douma, Ph.D., Director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics and Assistant Research Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Nimish Adhia, Economist at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY

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  • Events Management

    This year’s Events Management collection within Sage Business Cases will explore all issues related to the design, production, management and evaluation of different types of events including conferences, exhibitions, sporting events; festivals; cultural events; live music events; product launches; events in the creative industries; charity and fundraising events and challenge events.  We also seek to represent an inclusive array of event management scenarios that address a range of pertinent issues affecting Events Management professionals in a post-pandemic, contemporary society. 

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  • Family Business

    The cases in this series span countries and cultures and highlight the varied challenges faced by family businesses across a range of different contexts.

    This series is edited by Marleen Dieleman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Strategy and Family Business at NUS Business School at the National University of Singapore.

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  • Food Marketing

    The vision of the Food Marketing Series is to bring current events in the world of food and CPG marketing into the classroom. These cases will be used across marketing courses as well as food industry/agriculture courses to familiarize students with debates and topics that are relevant in the industry. These cases can take marketing topics and use the food and CPG industries as examples, or may apply specific concepts that are only relevant for these industries due to their specific nature. Cases may take the perspective of any actor in the value chain including but, not limited to, the supplier, manufacturer, and the retailer.

    The series is edited by Ernest Baskin, Ph.D., Saint Joseph’s University

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  • Global Marketing

    Cases in the Global Marketing series explore the rich and interdisciplinary topics of consumer behaviour, branding, advertising, and social media marketing in international contexts. From yoga in Spain to luxury toilets in India and event planning in Hong Kong, the collection grants readers a dive into a variety of exciting industries and locales.

    The series is edited by Maria Kniazeva, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, University of San Diego.

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  • Healthcare Management

    The Healthcare Management collection highlights challenges faced by healthcare consumers, providers, and related firms such as pharmaceutical companies, insurers, and medical device suppliers. Dive in to explore industry-specific dilemmas related to strategic management, finance, and ethics.

    The series is edited by Karen Pellegrin, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Planning, and the Center for Rural Health Science, University of Hawaii.

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  • Humanities and Arts in Business

    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.

    This series is edited by two professors with extensive industry experience;Christopher Michaelson, (Ph.D), University of St. Thomas and Matt Statler, (Ph.D), New York University

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  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    Sage Publishing continues to grow its teaching case collection, Sage Business Cases, across the business and management spectrum while focusing on issues we care deeply about. We are eager to publish new cases for a series on Immigrant Entrepreneurs. Each submission should highlight the work of one or more immigrant entrepreneur(s), granting students insight into how they started their business and an opportunity to brainstorm solutions to current challenges they are facing.

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  • International Market Strategy

    The cases in this series focus on the intersection of market strategy and global business and the varied challenges therein. Students will be asked to apply critical thinking, market analysis and cultural agility to work through market entry issues across a range of different contexts.

    This series is edited by Julia Ivy, Ph.D., Professor of strategy and International Business Group at D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.

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  • Logistics

    Coming in 2022. Sage Publishing continues to grow its global case collection, Sage Business Cases, in key areas we care deeply about and are topical and sought after, such as logistics.

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  • Music Marketing

    The Music Marketing collection highlights the role of sound in strategic advertising and brand management for companies that sell non-music products (e.g., Pepsi), as well as particular marketing strategies and challenges faced by musicians (e.g., Beyoncé, David Bowie, Taylor Swift, & Bob Marley).

    This series is edited by two professors with extensive industry experience; David Allan, PhD, Erivan K. Haub School of Business and Mike Alleyne, PhD, Middle Tennessee State University.

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  • Social Impact

    The series aims to spotlight a broad spectrum of cases on all topics related to social impact from various industries, geographical areas and diverse business subdisciplines. We welcome teaching cases that explore not only successful social impact enterprises, but also those that provide opportunities to learn from failures.

    This series is edited by Dr. Maria Ballesteros-Sola, Cal State University Channel Islands and Dr. Rachida Justo, IE Business School.

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  • Sustainability

    The Sustainability series highlights innovative solutions to problems posed by climate change across industries and world regions. This curated collection features business cases that take an honest look at the difficulty and short term losses that come with taking a long-term perspective towards business and the environment: students are asked to carefully analyze situations and weigh the costs of making drastic changes to traditional business models.

    This series is edited by Dr. Veleva, MBA Director and Co-Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness (SERC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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  • Valuation

    The Valuation case series within Sage Business Cases will explore the skills involved in valuation from the quantitative skills of obtaining the appropriate data, inputting data into a model, and obtaining the valuation from the model to the soft skills required to communicate recommendations and decisions. All cases in this series will feature static and live embeds from Sage Data to better allow students to practice these quantitative skills. We welcome cases that focus on valuing projects and purchasing assets, financial management decisions such as dividend and capital structure decisions, investing in fixed income and equity securities, and valuing enterprises for mergers or valuing private firms for an estate.

    This series is edited by Ed Hutton, CFA, Associate Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration, Niagara University and Daniel Tompkins, PhD., Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration, Niagara University.

  • Venture Capital

    The Venture Capital collection of SAGE Business Cases explores the valuation, selection, and growth of start-ups from the perspective of investors as well as those who seek new venture funding. Dive in and contemplate issues faced at every stage of starting a business, from two entrepreneurs coming up with the idea and capital for a restaurant, to Hong Kong storage company Boxful as it begins overseas expansion and contemplates a public listing as an exit for investors..

    This series is edited by Jon Carrick, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management, Stetson University.

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  • Women and Leadership

    The idea for the Women & Leadership series began with a meeting at the 2016 Annual Conference of the International Leadership Association in Atlanta, Georgia between Sage editorial and Sherylle and Lisa. Discussions continued during the Women and Leadership Networking Luncheon and the idea to address the need for this essential content began to take shape. “It is important to have business cases that depict the realities that women leaders face,” says Dr. Tan, “as all students, both male and female, learn about and develop their leadership, they must be able to understand and see women in those leadership roles. The cases and experiences of women in leadership do not often coincide with those of men. To fully understand leadership, we need to examine all points of view and look at it from a broad lens that considers gender.” In discussing this new series, Dr. DeFrank-Cole says: “There is a dearth of business cases written by women or about women. I am happy that Sage is working to change this situation. With women representing around 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs, we need to encourage students to become leaders. Reading business cases that include women as leaders will enable students to imagine themselves in these types of positions in the future.”

    This series is edited by Sherylle J. Tan, Ph.D., Director of Internships and KLI Research, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College and Lisa DeFrank-Cole, Ed.D., Associate Professor and Director of Leadership Studies, West Virginia University.

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