Jaan Elias

Lecturer in Theater Management


Jaan Elias is Yale School of Management’s first Director of Case Study Research. In his time at the Yale School of Management, Elias has overseen the development of a case research team that has produced over 120 cases for the Yale curriculum. Elias has overseen the development of the “raw” case format as well as initiating case-writing collaborations with schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management. His case studies are used at schools of business throughout the world and have spanned nearly all business disciplines from strategy to operations to human resource management. Prior to joining the staff of the School of Management, Elias was an independent consultant providing reports, case studies and written analysis for large national foundations, professional associations and corporations. He earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior from a joint program between the Harvard Business School and Harvard’s Department of Sociology.