SAGE Business Cases: Economic History Series
In 2019, SAGE Business Cases launched Economic History, a new teaching case series within SAGE Business Cases.
Economic History Series Editors
Michael J. Douma,Assistant Research Professor, Director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics
Michael J. Douma is a historian, trained at Hope College, Leiden University, and Florida State University (Ph.D.), 2011. He has published widely on topics in 19th century U.S. history. He believes that the best approach to studying the past is always interdisciplinary, in that it uses many different tools of analysis to provide wide historical context and potentially multiple competing interpretations of past events. His fourth book, titled Creative Historical Thinking, was released in 2018.
My institute is primarily concerned with normative issues of the marketplace, and our faculty are cooperating with SAGE to write business ethics case studies. As a trained historian, I felt left out, and I wondered if SAGE would also be interested in business and economic history case studies. I was excited to hear that they welcomed this idea. Books on business history tend to be long and dull, while published articles in the history of business, management, and economics, are often too technical and advanced for undergraduate students. Historians face a similar problem in developing content: peer-reviewed articles are currency in the field, and books make our careers, but shorter pedagogical pieces have few potential outlets for publications. Often, historians know enough about a topic to write an interesting lesson, but they have not discovered a novel enough idea to publish it as a peer-reviewed article. This is why I think business and economic history cases provide an unexplored avenue and a great tool for teaching economic and business concepts while exploring historical context. Historians are generally unfamiliar with case studies, which are of course common fare in business schools. But if they become more familiar with this genre, they will recognize its usefulness. Economic history cases isolate principles, define terms, and summarize historical episodes. They are discrete lessons that can easily lend themselves to use in the classroom. For history professors seeking to incorporate economic lessons without complex equations, these case studies are ideal.
Nimish Adhia,Economist at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY
Nimish Adhia is an economist at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, where he teaches courses in international trade, economics of developing countries, and the intellectual history of capitalism. His scholarly interests lie at the intersection of politics, culture, and economics.
His research on the portrayal of businessmen in Bollywood films generated attention in the popular press, and he is currently studying how Wall Street is portrayed in popular American films.
Call for Papers
Partner with SAGE to develop your Economic History teaching case.
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 Economic History collection within SAGE Business Cases will help students contextualize the current economic landscape by exploring the evolution of trade, labor relations, currency, and regulation.
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
- Payment when your case is published
- An international audience for your work
Have you written a case that you currently use in your classroom? Do you have an idea or a rough draft of a case? Bring it to SAGE and we’ll work with you to develop your idea and ready it for the global classroom.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Rolling
- We look for cases between 1,000 and 5,000 words.
- Please include discussion questions and teaching notes.
- Authors usually receive decisions within 8 weeks of submission.
- Manuscripts are accepted through our ScholarOne portal.
- Submissions guidelines and templates are available on the author resources page.For questions and sample cases, contact: Rebecca Frankel, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cases from the Economic History Series