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Highlights from Sage Business Cases: express & raw!

Published by Mark Bodnar

Sage Business Cases slogan: Discover the real world of business for best practices and professional success.
An increasing number of Beedie instructors are incorporating case studies from Sage Business Cases (SBC) into their courses. With a diverse collection of 5500+ cases covering all aspects of business, SBC has a case to fit almost every classroom need. And I truly do mean diverse — Sage's cases are published by partners around the world, and Sage fills in gaps by commissioning cases on undertreated perspectives and issues.

Much of that should be old news to many Buzz readers, but it's good background for another aspect of Sage's diversity that I want to talk about today: diversity of case depth and form. At first glance, all cases sort of look the same: a statement about learning outcomes, several pages of narrative text with videos or data tables embedded where relevant, then some probing discussion questions. However, some of the case types within SBC take a different approach. Let me illustrate with two very different examples: Express Cases and Yale Raw Cases...

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Congrats to our newest grads! Stay connected & informed now that you are alumni...

Published by Mark Bodnar
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It's been wonderful to see so many smiling grads and their families up here on the mountain this week — Convocation is one of my favourite times of the semester. Congratulations to those who are graduating!

If you're amongst the happy grads, or if you see that finish line in your near future, you may be interested to learn that SFU alumni retain off-campus access to a wide selection of the SFU Library's valuable resources.

 Here are just a few of the alumni-accessible resources I think might be of particular interest...

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Engage your students with case studies on current news events: Express Cases via SBC

Published by Mark Bodnar

Screen capture of the search screen for Sage Business Cases, edited to add the word Express.
If you want your students to see the immediate and impactful relevance of classroom theories to the world around them, consider assigning one of the Express Cases from our Sage Business Cases database!

Express Cases are business case studies on topics in the news, perfectly designed to help your students apply academic theories and critical thinking to real-world situations.

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Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace: Ebooks, cases & articles to support your journey

Published by Mark Bodnar

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I've been reading Bias interrupted: creating inclusion for real and for good this week. This recent ebook from HBR provides a "cutting-edge, relentless, objective approach to inclusion" that goes beyond simply defining and discussing workplace diversity and equity by proposing effective steps organisations of all sorts can take to create lasting change.

As a person who is easily distracted, around about chapter 7 (title: "Can we make progress on DEI without getting all rigid and bureaucratic?") I started thinking about what other resources we might have that offer practical advice on the important topic of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in the workplace. As always, our collection did not disappoint!

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Practical & useful: Ebooks and more to support entrepreneurs

Published by Mark Bodnar

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One of the many things I love about working with Business & Economics is how the skills and strategies being taught are so practical & useful. In many cases, students are working on projects and policies that are directly and immediately relevant to issues and needs in the world beyond our campuses.

Nowhere is that more true than...

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Sage Business Cases: New for SFU instructors, students, and alumni

Published by Mark Bodnar

Screen capture of the search screen for Sage Business Cases.
I'm very pleased to announce that SFU instructors, students, and alumni now have unlimited access to over 4200 case studies in the Sage Business Cases database!

Sage Business Cases is a global and diverse collection of case studies designed to help students see theoretical business concepts put into practice. Sage has ensured broad coverage by partnering with well-known business case producers from around the world such as...

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