In the Journal

  • Buckyballs
    Buckyballs: An Ethics Based Discussion
    , Scott Dust (Miami University), Michael Fore (Eastern Kentucky University)
    The case recounts the story of Craig Zucker, the founder of Maxfield and Oberton Holdings, LLC (M&O), a company that created a product called Buckyballs – small, powerful, rare-earth magnets sold as office toys.
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  • CCHSStratford Lane: Valuing a Foreclosure as a Potential Rental Property, Scott Hoover (Washington and Lee University) The case is designed for use early in a real estate valuation course and provides exposure to basic real estate concepts such as Net Operating Income, capitalization rates, foreclosures, title searches, and the impact of uncertainty due to possible hidden property damage.
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  • GreenJackets
    A Downtown Stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets Baseball Team
    , Simon Medcalfe (Augusta University) About 17 acres of prime riverfront real estate lies padlocked and overgrown since the demise of Georgia Golf Hall of Fame’s Botanical Gardens in Augusta, Georgia. What is the best use for this land?
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Meeting Information

The 2019 SWCRA meeting will be held in association with the Federation of Business
Disciplines (FBD) conference in Houston, Texas at the Hyatt Regency Houston.

The SWCRA meeting begins on Thursday morning, March 14th, 2019. The special guest speakers and symposia may address case development, case reviewing, case teaching, publication, and related issues. A popular format in recent years has featured live presentations by relevant company officials, and their thinking about critical decision issues. This open format has provided for questions and input from the audience. Roundtable case sessions, providing multiple reviews and feedback to authors, will take place on Thursday morning, March 14th. The program will conclude Thursday afternoon with a planning session to discuss the program for 2019. Our Thursday schedule is convenient for FBD participants who want to make the most of their travel funds by participating in other organizations as well.

The deadline for receipt of all submissions is October 1st 2018.

SWCRA Program 2019 (upcoming)

SWCRA Business Meeting Agenda (upcoming)


Welcome to the website for the Southwest Case Research Association (SWCRA). SWCRA is affiliated with the North American Case Research Association (NACRA).

SWCRA is also a member of the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) and is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of new knowledge and the transmission of existing knowledge utilizing the case method.