SAGE Business Cases: Venture Capital Series

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In 2019, SAGE Business Cases will be launching Venture Capital, a new teaching case series within SAGE Business Cases.

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The Venture Capital series is edited by: 

  • Jon Carrick, Associate Professor of Management and the Associate Chair of the Department of Management at Stetson University.
  • Jon Carrick is an Associate Professor of Management and the Associate Chair of the Department of Management at Stetson University. He received his PhD at the University of Glasgow, and specializes in entrepreneurship, strategic management, and international business. His research interests include the role of human capital in the development of globally competitive new ventures, how born global firms finance their international expansion, and what strategies those firms use to compete in international markets. 

    Call for Papers

    Partner with SAGE to develop your VENTURE CAPITAL teaching case. For further details on submissions, Click here

    SAGE Publishing continues to grow its teaching case collection, SAGE Business Cases, across the business and management curriculum while also focusing in on key areas. The Venture Capital collection within SAGE Business Cases will explore the valuation, selection, and growth of start-ups from the perspective of investors as well as those who seek new venture funding.

    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

    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.


    • 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 Venture Capital Series

    Click a title to view the case:

    Adelphi Healthcare: A Struggling Venture Capital-Backed Company
    Boxful: Revolutionizing Storage Space in Cramped Cities
    Can Friendship Stand the Heat? Negotiating Funding for a New Restaurant
    DMT Capital’s Second Round With SME Analytics: Double Down or Fold
    EarthLight: Scaling up a Social Venture
    EnviroPump: Venture Capital Financing Options for a Cash-Strapped Entrepreneur
    EyesNow: Control, Decision-Making, and Strategy for Startups
    How Will E-Scooter Companies Develop a Competitive Advantage?
    Lifestyle Versus Scale: Diner Data’s Choice Between a Small and Profitable Path or a Venture-Capital-Backed Path
    Star Progress Group: Early Stage Business Issues
    WorthPoint Corporation: An Online Startup Company Searches for Revenues

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