ANVESHAK International Online Case Writing Workshop
Cases may be real or virtual but these do offer an insight into real life problems with the ease of transition from classroom to real workplace. Daly College Business School organised a one-day virtual international case writing workshop “Anveshak” that observed more than 350 registrations when Dr. Girish Agrawal, an Ex IIM Indore and IRMA leading Professor conducted the same on April 17, 2021.
Prof. Dr. Agrawal drew participants’ attention in writing cases towards myriad non-possibilities that obstruct effective conduct of businesses in different situations. He enlightened upon how to write a case with a particular motif around which the entire case should revolve, what is a case template as well as commented on effective writing style and gathering background information from primary and secondary resources. How to explore your area of interest, whether in a company or a protagonist and how to lead a case were insightful points to raise participants’ curiosity.
Dr. Agrawal highlighted important characteristics of the case writing.While answering a query he categorically advised one participant from philippines that the researcher can take situation to study the same comprehensively for his study purpose.The Case issue is studied intensively i.e., it is studied in minute details and it may extends over a long period of time. For case writing the approach happens to be qualitative and not quantitative. Mere quantitative information is not collected. Every possible effort is made to collect information concerning all aspects of the case issue. In respect of the case writing researcher should make an effort to know the mutual inter-relationship of causal factors.
Dr Agrawal shared the tips of KSA ie Knowledge, Skills and Attitude which are the core tools to learn from a case. Further preparing and structuring teaching notes and writing the synopsis of it were icing on the cake which added to the relevance of the workshop. There were contributing ideas as well as a flood of queries that made the entire workshop highly engaging that tickled the audiences’ rational bent of mind. Majority of them shared positive feedback with loads of appreciation for effective organising and informative content.
An eclectic cohort of research scholars and academicians from all major Indian private universities and Institutions like IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IGNOU, Chandigarh University, Pune University, Delhi University, Anna University, RTM Nagpur university, Manipal University Jaipur, Amity University etc just to name a few along with Anchor University Nigeria, Catanduanes State University Philippines, Mampong Technical College of Education Ghana, University of Mauritius, King Khalid University Saudi Arabia, Cebu Technological University Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Negros Oriental University Philippines, World Citi Colleges Philippines, Mindanao State University Marawi Philippines, and the Navoi State Pedagogical Institute Uzbekistan represented actively throughout the day
The workshop was Convened and coordinated by Director DCBS Dr. Rinku Joshi along with faculty coordinators Dr. Shreshth Chhabra and Dr. Ratish Gupta