The Case Centre’s bestselling authors

Bestselling authorsOur 40th anniversary celebrations continue with a spotlight on some of our bestselling authors over the past four decades. What is their approach to case writing? How do they inspire students? And why do they believe so passionately in the case method?

Our interviews with these leading authors reveal some fascinating insights into the case method and case writing. Find out why recently retired Harvard Professor, Michael J. Roberts, compares a good case with a famous line of poetry by William Blake; why everyone thought Sandra Vandermerwe was ‘mad’ to write what is now one of her favourite cases; and why Karel Cool teaches only his own cases – and now takes as long, if not longer, to write them as he did a decade ago.

The bestselling writers featured here represent a wide range of schools, demonstrating the continued and growing popularity of the case method worldwide.

Our alphabetical list of bestsellers includes the highly influential and inspirational teacher and case writer, Sumantra Ghoshal, who died in 2004. The Economist noted in its obituary the loss of ‘a prolific and creative writer’. Before his death, he spoke about the importance of having the ability to inspire others; our bestselling authors continue to do just that.

Our bestselling authors

Chistopher Bartlett

Christopher A. Bartlett
Harvard Business School

Pierre Chandon

Pierre Chandon
INSEAD

Markus Christen

Markus Christen
INSEAD

Karel Cool

Karel Cool
INSEAD

Mary Crossan

Mary Crossan
Ivey Business School

Benjamin Esty

Benjamin Esty
Harvard Business School

Kasra Ferdows

Kasra Ferdows
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Charles Galunic

Charles Galunic
INSEAD

David A. Garvin

David A. Garvin
Harvard Business School

Sumantra Ghoshal

Sumantra Ghoshal

James L. Heskett

James L. Heskett
Harvard Business School

Dana Hyde

Dana Hyde
Telfer School of Management

Robert Steven Kaplan

Robert Steven Kaplan
Harvard Business School

Kamran Kashani

Kamran Kashani
IMD

Lutz Kaufmann

Lutz Kaufmann
WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

Peter Killing

Peter Killing
IMD

Nirmalya Kumar

Nirmalya Kumar
London Business School

Christoph Loch

Christoph Loch
Cambridge Judge Business School

Debapratim Purkayastha

Debapratim Purkayastha
IBS Hyderabad

John A. Quelch

John A. Quelch
Harvard Business School

Michael J. Roberts

Michael J. Roberts
Harvard Business School

Brian Rogers

Brian Rogers
Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

Marika Taishoff

Marika Taishoff
International University of Monaco

Dominique Turpin

Dominique Turpin
IMD

Ludo Van der Heyden

Ludo Van der Heyden
INSEAD

Sandra Vandermerwe

Sandra Vandermerwe
Gordon Institute of Business Science

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Celebrating our first 40 years

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We’re celebrating our 40th year as the only global, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the case method and sharing our world-leading expertise in case teaching, writing and learning.

We’d love hear from you as we roll out our programme of events to mark this special anniversary year. Share your experiences of case teaching or writing, or tell us about your first impressions if you’re new to the case method.

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Here’s to the next 40 years!