SAGE Business Cases: Humanities and Arts in Business Series

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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  • Humanities and Arts in Business Series Editors

    Rhonda Knight , Ph.D, Coker University
    Eric Litton, Ph.D , University of Central Florida

    Rhonda Knight earned her B. A. in English at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, her M. A. in English at the University of Alabama, and her Ph. D. at the State University of New York-Binghamton, where she specialized in medieval literature. She is a Professor of English and the James Wayne Lemke Endowed Chair in College Service and Leadership at Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina. Rhonda was Coker’s 2018 recipient of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities’ Excellence in Teaching Award. She serves on the Board of Advisors for Kallion Leadership, Inc., which promotes leadership through study of the humanities. She has co-edited two collections, Stage Matters: Props, Bodies and Space on the Shakespearean Stage (2018) with Annalisa Castaldo, and Who Makes the Franchise?: Essays in Fandom and Wilderness Texts in Popular Media (2022) with Donald Quist. Rhonda and co-writer, Eric Litton, have contributed several cases to SAGE’s Ancient Leadership series. She has also solicited three cases on Shakespeare and leadership for the SAGE’s Humanities & Arts in Business series and contributed one herself.

    Eric Litton is a business professor whose research focuses on efficiency at work, including employee motivation and decision making and how organizations can structure organizational policy to facilitate employee efficiency. He is also interested in how universities can teach undergraduate business courses in a way that improves student skillsets so that they are better prepared for modern jobs and careers. Before becoming a professor, he held management and leadership roles in various international nonprofits and government organizations. He has worked in six countries across four continents in areas such as public health, business development, disaster response, and social enterprise; additionally, he has consulted/advised organizations in dozens of other countries.

  • Emeritus Editors

    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. 

    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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    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

    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

    - Payment when your case is published

    - Indexing on Google Scholar

    - An international audience for your work

    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.

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    For questions and sample cases, contact: Rebecca Frankel, Editor, rebecca.frankel@sagepub.com

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