Jury Gualandris, an associate professor of operations management and sustainability at Ivey Business School, shares his definition of sustainability, discusses the importance of teaching sustainability in business schools, and explains how Ivey is uniquely equipped to meet the demand for sustainability education.
Nadine De Gannes, Assistant Professor, Managerial Accounting and Control & Sustainability at Ivey Business School, shares with us her experiences as an early-career academic and case author, the elements of a compelling case, linking research and practice, and using the teaching note to create a safe space for difficult conversations by sharing “promising practices.” We wrap up our discussion with the advice that Nadine wished she had received at the beginning of her case writing journey.
Marilyn Anthony and Neha Mittal, professors at the Fox School of Business at Temple University discuss their case "Tender Greens: Can They Keep the ‘Green’ Promise in Beef Sourcing?," an operations case that deals not only with supply chain issues, but sustainability, strategy, ethics, and managing stakeholder interests.
We speak with Robert D. Austin, Professor, Information Systems at Ivey Business School, about his best-selling case, Digital Transformation at GE: What Went Wrong? This case examines the digital transformation that GE had been attempting and the challenges it encountered, and is especially timely as many organizations accelerate their digital transformation efforts as a result of COVID-19.
Simon Greathead, Associate Professor, Global Business at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business discusses his award-winning Traeger Pellet Grills case. Additionally, Simon shares insights on the three elements contained in a great case, writing cases with multiple themes, allowing students to drive case discussion, building trusted relationships, and his approach to influencing students.
Authored by a team of five Ivey professors, “Michael McCain: Tweeting on the Maple Leaf Foods Account” is one of the shortest case in Ivey Publishing’s case collection, but also one of the most innovative. We’re joined by two of the case’s authors, Steve Foerster and Gerard Seijts, to explore the genesis of the case, the innovative ways it can be taught, teaching from a cross-enterprise perspective, and disruption and innovation in the case writing process.
In this episode we talk to Cheryl Gladu, Researcher-in-Residence at Thompson Rivers University, and author of Dessa: Growing a Diverse and Inclusive Artificial Intelligence Company. This case follows Dessa’s founder and chief operating officer, Vince Wong, as he develops hiring practices to create a diverse workforce while fostering a culture supportive of diversity. Cheryl discusses the importance of having uncomfortable conversations in the classroom, co-creating ground rules with students to approach these difficult conversations, the difference between dialogue and debate, defining implicit bias, and the value of workshopping a case before submission.
Alison Konrad, Professor, Organizational Behaviour, at Ivey Business School shares her approach to case writing and what she’s learned from publishing more than 50 research articles on topics such as inclusivity initiatives in organizations, employment equity programs, work-life balance initiatives, and more. Konrad reflects on her history as a case author, examines how the case method has evolved, and offers advice for educators looking to respectfully and effectively cover EDI issues in their own classes and cases.
Frank Li, an associate professor of finance at Ivey Business School, walks us through his case, 5 Fortune: One of Many Chinese Restaurants. The case highlights just how crucial it is that we bring real world scenarios and narratives into the classroom – especially for a finance case. Li explains how diverse protagonists, added cultural context, and multimedia have been key to crafting a top-notch classroom experience.
Kanina Blanchard, Assistant Professor of Management Communications and General Management at the Ivey Business School, discusses her Sophia Tannis case series. The case series offers students real world prompts to learn about women in leadership, gender, and cultural issues related to leadership, decision making during change and transition, and more.