Case studies, using real life business situations or imagined business scenarios, are a primary teaching method used by business schools to teach students how to analyze problems and develop solutions in business. While effective and important teaching tools, published case studies used in business schools globally primarily include white male protagonists and often do not incorporate key topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that are critical for businesses in an increasingly interconnected business world and society.
To tackle this, EGAL writes and publishes case studies. Some of these include:
- Eliminating the Gender Pay Gap: Gap Inc. Leads the Way (McElhaney & Smith)
- Promoting a Culture of Equity in the Era of #MeToo: Moving Beyond Responding to Gender-Related Workplace Issues to Tackling Root Causes (McElhaney, Smith & Goelz)
- Zendesk: Building Female Leaders Through Mentorship (McElhaney, Mancia & Rustagi)
In addition, EGAL developed and maintains a case compendium that tracks case studies with diverse protagonists, as well as those on DEI-related topics.