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Mission and purpose

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Why a collection of pedagogical cases in Ibero-America?

The need for quality teaching material that is rooted in the reality of Ibero-America is widely acknowledged. The experiences of organizations and companies from developed regions are not always applicable to the contexts of our students. Therefore, the need for teaching  cases from management and business schools in  Latin America and Spain is especially pressing, given that the teaching case methodology is central to management education internationally.  This is not to say that relevant cases have not been  produced: there have indeed been isolated  efforts in this direction for some time. Rather, the issue is that in the absence of a collection of critical mass, and of distribution channels with global reach, the supply of cases has not met with demand. The gap in supply has discouraged production (why write cases that will not be used  outside my organization?), which has further exacerbated the situation.

Quality cases from Ibero-America the world over

The CLADEA-BALAS Case Consortium (CBCC) was created in response to the above  situation. Our goal is to build a collection of high  quality cases which foster discussions of  dilemmas faced by our organizations, and which  originate from schools that train students in Latin  America and Spain. Because of our robust  standards of quality control, which include a  double blind review using international guidelines,  our cases are eligible for publication and  distribution globally through the most important international channel for teaching cases: the Harvard Business Publishing website

The CBCC is governed by an editorial board which includes a representative from each school in the consortium, a representative from CLADEA  and a representative from BALAS. The CBCC is  managed by an Editor, elected by the editorial board, who oversees the administration  of the collection and is the consortium’s contact with the public, assisted by an Editorial  Coordinator.

Our portfolio of reviewers consists of academics with experience as writers and  reviewers of teaching cases. Each case is  reviewed by two anonymous peer reviewers who  are linked to an organization different from that of the case authors. In order to ensure quality of the cases, once approved by the reviewers, the text undergoes a style revision by a professional proofreader and, finally, it is translated before  publication. All cases are published both in English nd in another language (Spanish or Portuguese).


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