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Since 2018, SAGE Business Cases (SBC) has been inviting authors to contribute to its
Ancient Leadership series. This year’s series will explore ideas and examples of “leading
across boundaries” through history, mythology, philosophy, and material culture.

Proposal deadline is January 17, 2023. Proposed cases may address current
conversations related to the idea of “leading across boundaries,” both physical and
philosophical. Authors may wish to consider discussions of citizenship, globalization,
migration, transgression, and liminality. What lessons might these examples pass onto a
modern audience, and what does it really mean to lead across these boundaries? For
additional topics that may be treated in these cases, see the full SBC call for
submissions here.

We are interested in sources from the diverse cultures of the ancient Mediterranean basin,
not merely limited to Greece and Rome, but also Persia, Phoenicia, Lydia, Egypt, Etruria,
etc., as well as global antiquity, India, China, Africa, Americas, etc. We also seek to
represent an inclusive array of individuals and leadership scenarios in ancient societies,
especially in terms of gender, social status, economic class, and occupation. This project
is a chance for those of us who work in the ancient world to experiment with a very
mainstream method of leadership pedagogy and can be an opportunity to teach a wider
audience about the central importance of the humanities for leadership study and training.
For a sample case from our past “Becoming a Leader” series, see here.

Case proposals can be submitted via this form. Each submission will consist of a case
abstract and a set of proposed learning outcomes. The abstract (no more than 200 words)
should provide a succinct overview of your case, giving SBC users a quick snapshot to
assess your case’s relevance to their classroom or research needs. The learning outcomes
should enumerate the specific learning goals of the case, highlighting what students will
take away from the case and emphasizing the key lessons the material intends to impart.
The learning outcomes should be formatted as a bulleted list, with no more than six
individual learning outcomes.

Authors will be notified of proposal decisions by mid-February 2023. An online session for
accepted authors will be held in mid-March to discuss writing effective business cases and
field authors’ questions about the publication process. This session will be scheduled at a
time to be accessible to the greatest number of participants. Authors are expected to
submit their case narratives (1000-5000 words), along with companion teaching notes, by
June 1, 2023, for review by the series co-editors and the SBC developmental editors.
Authors will be compensated by SAGE when their case materials are accepted for

Please don’t hesitate to email both of the series co-editors Irene Morrison-Moncure
( and Jared A. Simard ( at any point with questions on
the series, the publication process, etc.

Call for Papers