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Professor Snags Harvard Business Case with Graphic Novel

August 31, 2009

Story produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing; Written by Leslie Cranford

Holy Academia! Even the likes of Batman and Superman have never dared enter the halls, or publications, of the Ivy League.

Yet Jeremy Short has adapted for the first time a case study in graphic novel format for Harvard Business School's case collection. Short is the Jerry S. Rawls Professor of Management in Texas Tech University's Rawls College of Business.

"To my knowledge, this is the first ever Harvard Business case published in graphic novel format," Short said. "The co-author is Robert Austin, a faculty member at Harvard Business School. He found out about my interest in the graphic novel and contacted me about adapting a well-known Harvard Business case he had written a while back."

The case itself, Harvard 'iPremier (A) Denial of Service Attack (Graphic Novel Version)' describes an IT security crisis, and raises issues of risk management, preparation for crises, management of crises, computer security and public disclosure of security risks. It is available at hbsp.harvard.edu.

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