Institute of Finance Case Research
a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization

Welcome to the Institute of Finance Case Research, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the production and dissemination of case teaching resources and instructional techniques in finance. The IFCR was founded in 1996. The organization publishes two academic journals: the Journal of Finance Case Research and the Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance.The IFCR also sponsors case research and instructional techniques sessions at various academic conferences.

IFCR Membership

Membership in the IFCR is annually renewable. The fee is $50.00 per year. Authors submitting manuscripts for possible publication must be a member of the Institute. No other fee is necessary for manuscript submission. For those who prefer to pay a “submission fee,” which includes the one-year subscription (it accomplishes the same result), see the Submissions section at the appropriate journal (JFCR or JITF). At least one author on each submission must be a member or pay the submission fee. Our operations are supported wholly by membership and submission fees. We receive no support from universities or conferences.


1. Email the Membership Application and pay by credit card by clicking on the following PayPal icon (it may take a few seconds to load):

2. Download (Save) the Membership Application, fill it out, and mail as directed in the application. A check may be enclosed with the membership application rather than paying by credit card.

*If a manuscript is accepted for publication, all listed authors must either be IFCR members, or must submit the submission fee prior to publication.

IFCR Sponsors and Donations

Note: The IFCR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation chartered under the laws of North Carolina.

We are pleased to welcome corporate, institutional, and individual sponsors to membership in the IFCR. Two levels of sponsorship are currently offered, although other proposed support strategies will certainly be considered.

1. Corporate/Institutional Sponsor Membership - $1,500 per year, annually renewable. Members are prominently mentioned in our activities publications during the year(s) of sponsorship. Representatives from the sponsoring organization may submit case manuscripts for conferences and Journal review, and enjoy the privileges extended to all members.

2. Corporate/Institutional Donor – These are organizations supporting the IFCR with cash donations of amounts to be determined by the donor. Donations received by the IFCR may be disclosed in prominent places within our publications, or, at the donor’s option, be mentioned in less prominent ways or suppressed altogether. The nature of these donations is determined by the donor.

3. Individuals – Individuals, estates, and trusts are encouraged to join our mission with individual sponsorships. The funds from these sponsorships are used according to the objectives of the Institute that are of interest to the donor.

We will work closely with potential sponsors and donors to structure the Corporate/Institutional Memberships or Donations to accomplish the goals of both the IFCR and the sponsoring organization. Please direct all inquiries to:

  • Dr. Robert Stretcher, President
  • Institute of Finance Case Research
  • Department of General Business and Finance
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Box 2056
  • Huntsville, TX 77341
  • (936) 294-3308