Important message (posted on May 14, 2015):
The Catalogue offers a wide range of teaching tools – in addition to traditional cases –, which are rooted in the same learning principles as the case method. In particular, the Catalogue includes critical incidents, role-plays, simulations, industry notes, multimedia cases and complex exercises.
As of May 2015, all teaching documents submitted to the Catalogue must be accompanied by teaching notes.
The two main eligibility criteria for the Catalogue are:
The Centre reserves the right to reject a document. If your paper is accepted, the Centre reserves the right to make minor linguistic corrections to the text.
Generally speaking, the authors who submit teaching material to the Catalogue are management professors working in institutions of higher education. However, the Centre is also open to submissions from authors who are not part of this category (graduate students, college professors, etc.).
By depositing your teaching material with the HEC Montréal Case Centre, you ensure its international dissemination and outreach among teachers of management. Our commercial partner eValorix will promote your materials and send you data regarding its use. As authors, you will also receive royalties, if applicable, from the sale of your documents.
Unlike the IJCSM, where the focus is more on traditional cases, the range of teaching materials that are admissible for the Catalogue is much broader. In particular, it includes critical incidents, role-plays, simulations, industry notes, multimedia cases and complex exercises.
|To be admissible, cases and other teaching documents must be original; they must not have been published elsewhere or submitted to another case centre. They must also be accompanied by teaching notes.|
To be admissible, your teaching material must be:
If it is an actual case based on data not in the public domain, you must obtain publication authorization from the company or individuals that provided the data (Authorization Form). This authorization is required even for disguised and/or anonymized case studies, in which case you must specify the changes made to the data on the registration form (this information is available only to the Centre’s editorial team and will, of course, remain confidential).
Where the case is based on real data that is public and contains no potentially litigious material, publication authorization is not required. Similarly, if it is a fictional case or a case inspired by a real-life situation, but there is nothing in the information provided that allows a link to be made with an actual situation, publication authorization is not required.
As of May 2015, all documents submitted to the Catalogue must be accompanied by teaching notes. The teaching notes, which can be of 2 or 3 pages only, must minimally include:
If you want more information on how to produce detailed teaching notes, see our Guide to Writing Teaching Notes.
When you submit documents to the Catalogue, you are required to sign an agreement transferring copyright to the HEC Montréal Case Centre. The HEC Montréal Case Centre usually pays royalties of 50% of the net income received from the Distributor. Each author has two options: (1) to receive his or her share of royalties on an annual basis, or (2) to transfer royalties to the HEC Montréal Case Centre so that it may use the income for its activities. Authors from HEC Montréal may also choose to transfer their royalties to one of their research or teaching funds.
A minimum annual royalty threshold must be reached for a payment to be issued. If the minimum is not met, royalties will be transferred to the HEC Montréal Case Centre.