In 2006, Jaan Elias became the Yale School of Management’s first Director of Case Study Research. In his time at Yale, Elias and his team have developed dozens of case studies on topics ranging from financial derivatives to social enterprise. In their work, they created the “raw” case study format that draws together Internet links, interactive exhibits, text and video on a multimedia, web platform. These cases have been widely used not only at Yale, but in management curricula through the world.
Prior to coming to Yale, Elias received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (a joint degree program between the Harvard Sociology Department and the Harvard Business School) and worked as an independent consultant for Fortune 500 firms and large foundations.