Case Research Foundation | Annual Report 2018

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Helping keep the classroom vital and alive, grounded in the shifting complexities faced by managers around the world. Paul R. Lawrence Fellowships, granted by the CRF, enable doctoral students and early-career faculty members to attend the annual conference of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) for specialized training in case research, writing and teaching.

The 2018 Paul R. Lawrence Fellows

The 2018 Paul R. Lawrence Fellows

By bringing in talented early-career scholars from around the world, our fellowship program helps promote the development of outstanding cases that will be relevant to the experience of students from many cultures.
–Anne Lawrence, Chair of the Board

What’s included in one fellowship?


On average, a donation of $1500 supports one fellowship. 

Our Progress


Applications Received


Spotlight on a prl fellow alum

Maria Ballesteros-Sola (‘16)


We are proud to welcome Maria as the latest member of the CRF board of directors. Maria received a Paul R. Lawrence Fellowship in 2016. Since then, she has completed her DBA at IE Business School in Spain and joined the faculty at California State University, Channel Islands, where she specializes in social entrepreneurship. In 2018, Maria co-chaired the social entrepreneurship track at NACRA. She is also the co-editor of the new social impact case collection for SAGE Publishing.






Our Administrative Costs

Our board of directors, faculty mentors, and committee members volunteer their time. We receive in-kind donations from the North American Case Research Association and other friends. In 2018, we hired a part-time assistant, Eiko Tsukamoto, to manage the applications process.

Thanks to

Board of Directors

Anne T. Lawrence
Aundrea Kay Guess
Allan R. Cohen
Michael M. Goldman
Maria Ballesteros-Sola
Christopher Cassidy




Faculty Mentors

John Lawrence
Joan Ramon Mallart
Rebecca Morris
Vi Narapareddy
Margaret Naumes
Susan Peters
Marlene Reed
Jeff Shay
Susan Sieloff
Vishwanath SR
Ram Subramanian
Marilyn Taylor

Karen Boroff
Thomas Buckles
Sergio Canavati
Eric Dolansky
Josep Franch
Armand Gilinsky
Janis Gogan
Michael Goldman
Joe Kavanaugh
Christine Kratz
Pascale Lapointe
Anne Lawrence


Ogechi Adeola
Mrityunjay Athreya
Maria Ballesteros-Sola
James Biteman
Denise Breckon
Lew Brown
Christopher Cassidy
Bala Chakravarthy
Danielle Clark
Allan and Joyce Cohen
Clifford E. Darden
Nancy Dearman and John Kotter
Robert Eccles
Timothy Edlund
Nada Elnaha
Deborah Ettington and Thomas Burean
Lisa Facey-Shaw
Victor A. Faux
Cle-Anne Gabriel
Michael Goldman
Aundrea Kay Guess
Takahiro Fujimoto
Ankan Ghosh
Janis Gogan and Ashok Rao
Ranjay Gulati

Randall Harris
Matthew Hollow
Cynthia Ingols and  Steven J. Spitz
Shahir Kassam-Adams
Harvey Kolodny
Kerryn Krige
Harry W. Lane
Anne T. Lawrence
William S. (Tad) Lawrence
Jay W. Lorsch
Michael McCaskey
Jeff Paul
Mark P. Rice
Lynne and Woody Richardson
Kathryn Savage
Nermeen Shehata
Karin Schnarr
Linda Swayne
Marilyn and Robert Taylor
Paul Thompson
Michael L. Tushman and Marjorie Williams
Charalambos Vlachoutsicos
Michael F. Welsh
Meredith Woodwark
Jan Zahrly


Experiencing the Paul R. Lawrence Fellowship program was one of the highlights of my year. The exclusive professional development workshops and the general NACRA conference were top notch. Not only did I acquire valuable case writing knowledge, I also gained new friends, colleagues and mentors from all around the world. I left the program informed, inspired and energized.
— Danielle Clark, University of South Florida
This fellowship brought me a lifetime opportunity to network with leading case writers in strategy and policy.
— Neetu Yadav, Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Participating in the NACRA conference exceeded all my expectations. The real sense of community and exchange of ideas inspired me to continue to develop my case research skills.
— Roberto Santos, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
One of the most professional and diverse groups I’ve ever seen in the field.
— Aidin Namin, Loyola Marymount University
During the conference I met very interesting, wise and helpful people who want others to succeed.
— Pawel Ziemianski, Gdansk University of Technology