Case writing competitions

Case competitions can play a role in highlighting the many skills involved in case writing, teaching and learning. They can benefit faculty, researchers and students and offer the opportunity to showcase expertise at business schools and universities. This page provides details of current case writing competitions.
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1st UMT Sialkot Case Study Competition

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at UMT (University of Management and Technology) Sialkot Campus invites authors to submit their cases to the UMT Case Study Writing Competition. Cases topics should fall in the following tracks but are not limited to:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Strategy & General Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing
  • Product & Operations Management
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics

Cases should be submitted along with a teaching Note before 15 July 2016. Authors of selected cases will be invited to present their cases in front of the judges’ panel on 26 July 2016. The prizes are:

  • Winner: PKR 20,000/-
  • Runner Up: PKR 10,000/-

The Case Centre is sponsoring this competition and Richard McCracken, The Case Centre’s Director, will be on the judging panel.

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Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Case Competition

The NIBS Worldwide Case Competition brings together elite undergraduate students from some of the world’s top international business schools. Teams of four analyse business cases, prepare solutions to real problems, and present recommendations to panels of senior managers, policymakers and academics. The competition is distinguished by its emphasis on international business and the challenges of doing business across cultures and borders.

Further information

w http://nibscasecompetition.org

Results

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Reaching Out MBA Case Writing Competition

The Reaching Out MBA Case Competition offers students an exciting opportunity to formulate strategic recommendations to a given problem and win up to $5,000 in the process. Participants will also have a chance to present and discuss their ideas with a panel of judges from leading consulting firms, and interact with them more informally during a private reception.

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2016/17 EMERALD/AABS Case Study Competition

The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material derived from real life situations in Africa.

With the rise of experiential learning, case studies remain a fundamental teaching tool in every subject area within the business school discipline. Those cases with a local focus are critical to developing business school curriculum in the emerging economies; Emerald and the AABS are devoted to developing high-quality cases focused on the African region.

A cash prize of US$1,500 will be awarded to the most outstanding case.

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Results

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AESE 6th Case Writing Competition

‘Innovative Business Models’ is the theme for the 6th International AESE Case Writing Competition. Entries should be relevant to the theme and will be judged on both their content and form, including writing style and clarity.

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Amity Business School RENVOI 2016 Case Study Competition

The Renvoi case study competition, supported by The Case Centre, enables the narration of various business scenarios which require critical thinking and strategic decision making. It is a great source of learning with the potential to act as a benchmark for corporates to hone their decision-making skills for application in similar business situations.

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Arthur W. Page Society's Corporate Communications Case Study Competition

The Arthur W. Page Society's Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), recognizes students' exploration of corporate communications as a critical management function.

Further information

w http://www.awpagesociety.com/about/

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Aspen Institute Case Writing Competition 

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More than 1,000 students from 25 business schools tackle a brand new case study, authored by the Yale School of Management, requiring innovative thinking at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impacts. As a student participant, you will step into a real-life, time-sensitive scenario demanding integrative decision-making — not unlike the challenges that you and your teammates will face as the next generation of business leadership.

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Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition 

The Baylor University Entrepreneurship Program and USASBE are jointly sponsoring a student case writing competition in conjunction with USASBE’s annual meetings. This is an innovative international event that supports and encourages students who wish to engage in case research and writing. Submitted cases are suitable if they advance the field of entrepreneurship, broadly defined, and contribute to an understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena.

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Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition

The competition, sponsored jointly by IMA’s Committee on Ethics and IMA’s Professor-in-Residence, Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, works to develop and distribute teaching cases focused on business ethics, with a specific application to management accounting and finance issues. It’s open to accounting and finance academics as well as practitioners, and joint submissions are encouraged. Winners of the competition will be featured in IMA’s flagship publication, Strategic Finance, and the case author or team will be recognized at IMA’s 2016 Annual Conference & Expo to be held in Las Vegas in June 2016. Winners will also receive one free Annual Conference registration and a $500-cash prize.

Further information

Marc Gerrone, IMA
e mgerrone@imanet.org
w https://www.imanet.org/-/media/95767bf3642749b497672e3563975ba4.ashx?la=en

Results

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CEEMAN Case Writing Competition in partnership with Emerald

Deadline for submissions: 29 May 2017

CEEMAN and Emerald are delighted to launch the 22nd Annual Case Writing Competition.The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material relevant for the realities of dynamic and emerging economies, and at the same time promote the development of case-writing capabilities in those countries. In the spirit of a fully inclusive competition, global submissions are encouraged.

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CEIBS: Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform and The Global Platform of China Cases (ChinaCases.Org) co-organised the 2015 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases. The aim was to promote research on unique management issues in the Chinese environment from a global perspective.

The Case Centre’s Director, Richard McCracken, sat on the International Expert Panel to help judge the entries.

Further information

www.chinacases.org/index.php?s=/news/show/id/22

Results

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Dark Side Case Writing Competition 2016

The Critical Management Studies (CMS) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) is pleased to sponsor the Dark Side XV Case-Writing Competition. Now in its fifteenth year, the Dark Side Case Competition is designed to encourage and acknowledge the development of cases that provoke reflection and debate on the "dark side" of contemporary organizations. Unlike mainstream cases, critical cases constitute a fundamental challenge and radical alternative to mainstream corporate and management conceptual frames, mental models, values, paradigms, practices, processes and systems. The competition is sponsored by the Sobey School of Business PhD programme, St Mary's University of Halifax NS, Canada that will award the best case with a $500 cash prize (to share between co-authors).

Further information

w http://cms.aom.org/wp-content/uploads/Dark-Side-XV-call.pdf

Results

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ECSB Case Writing Competition

ECSB are inviting submissions of original teaching cases that advance the field of entrepreneurship and small business. Cases must not have been previously published or submitted for review to a conference, book or journal.

Case study material will be disseminated through the ECSB website to ECSB members. A selection of the best cases will be published in an edited book of entrepreneurship case studies. Cases selected for the book will need to include a teaching note.

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2017

1st prize – ECSB membership for one year, ECSB Best Case Award Certificate, opportunity to publish in Book of Selected Cases.
2nd prize – ECSB Best Case Nominee Certificate, opportunity to publish in Book of Selected Cases.
3rd prize – ECSB Best Case Nominee Certificate, opportunity to publish in Book of Selected Cases.

Further information

e info@ecsb.org
w http://www.ecsb.org/ecsb-case-writing-competition-call-for-cases


EFMD Case Writing Competition

For the last thirty years, EFMD has been organising its yearly case writing competition. With a wide selection of categories that focus on specific issues, as well as specific regions of the world, the aim of the EFMD case competition is to encourage and support the writing and creation of new and innovative case material.

This competition is supported by The Case Centre.

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Results

View a list of winners from: 2015201420132012201120102009200820072006200520042003

E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

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Public managers often find themselves working beyond their organisations to address policy implementation and service issues. Today's managers need to be successful operating in multi-organisational networked arrangements and with the public to solve problems that cannot be solved, or solved easily, by single organisations.

To stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations in this area, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University sponsors an annual competition. This competition seeks to encourage the development of new cases and new simulations to be used in teaching collaborative public management, networks, governance, and/or problem solving.

Further information

Catherine Gerard
e cgerard@syr.edu
w http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/parcc/eparcc/Simulation_Competition_Details/


European FIR-PRI Award Finance & Sustainability 2016: Case Study Competition

The French Sustainable Investment Forum (French SIF) and the UNPRI are pleased to invite teachers and researchers to submit their work to the FIR-PRI “Finance and Sustainability” European Research Award 2016 in the category ‘Best Academic Case Study’. 

Condition for eligibility : Academic Case Studies and MOOC must have first been implemented in an academic programme during the specified period of time.

In 2005, FIR Award was launched to foster academic research on subjects in finance and sustainability. By building bridges between the academic and finance communities and their stakeholders, the FIR Award aims to promote practically relevant academic research and encourages the broader disciplinary development of responsible investment scholarship.

Further information

e contact@frenchsif.org
w http://www.fir-pri-awards.org/

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Family Enterprise Case Competition

The Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) is hosted annually by the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont. Hundreds of the most promising young minds and thought leaders in family business travel from around the world to compete at FECC, in the hopes of not only winning the competition, but also networking and exchanging ideas with their family business peers.

Further information

http://www.uvm.edu/business/global_family_enterprise_case_competition

Results

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Gadjah Mada Business Case Competition

The Gadjah Mada Business Case Competition is an annual international competition open to all active undergraduate students in any discipline from any university worldwide.

The teams, which consist of three members from the same university, will be encouraged to use their business skills to find a business solution for a real company, and deliver it convincingly to the business stakeholders.

The qualification round will be carried out online. The semifinalists will then present their cases at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Five teams will make it into the final round where they will have to solve another case in five hours and present the solution.

Further information

e me.feb@ugm.ac.id
w me.feb.ugm.ac.id

Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases

To further promote research from a global perspective on unique management issues in the Chinese environment, the Steering Committee of the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform has decided to hold an annual Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases. 

The contest is open to entrants both in and outside of China. Particularly welcome are cases that examine China-focused issues from a global perspective and that include high-quality, in-depth teaching notes on related theoretical issues and/or best practices. Cases can be in English or Chinese but must include a bi-lingual synopsis. They can be in a written, video or multimedia format.

The Case Centre’s Director, Richard McCracken, will be helping to judge this competition as part of an international expert panel.

Further information

Gracie Gong/XU Leiping
e chinacases@ceibs.edu 
t 86-21-28905347/86-21-28905348 


ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition

This competition is run by the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development at the Indian School of Business (ISB), in partnership with Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario, and is supported by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). The objective is to facilitate the build-up of high-quality, internationally benchmarked cases about Indian businesses by reaching out to a wide network of Indian and Global B Schools. The submitted cases are suitable for use in MBA classrooms across the globe.

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Results

View a list of winners from: 2016, 2015, 2013201220112010


Jansons School of Business Case Conference Competition 2016

This competition, held in May 2016, was organised in collaboration with The Case Centre. Eminent professors from several business schools presented their cases and all those shortlisted will be published in CASTLE, the Jansons School of Business Case Journal.

Dr Sanjeev Prashar, Professor of Marketing at the Indian Institute of Management, Raipur, chaired the Marketing Management Track, and Dr S S Ganesh, Professor at Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore, chaired the Human Resource Management Track.Richard McCracken, Director of The Case Centre, helped to judge this competition.

Results

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w http://www.jsb.ac.in/news_events.asp?Id=574


John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition

For its special 35th edition, the 2016 John Molson MBA International Case Competition (ICC) is pleased to invite the submission of original and one-of-a-kind business cases. The suggested theme this year is ‘Radical Openness’.

The ICC is the oldest and most prestigious competition of its kind and will be celebrating its 35th year of continued success. The competition will be held from 3-8 January 2016 in Montreal. It will bring together teams from 36 MBA programmes around the world to compete for the Concordia Cup. Up to six cases will be selected for use during the competition which offers the following prizes:

  • First prize: $10,000.
  • Second prize: $5,000
  • Third prize: $3,000

Further information

Sarah Nasr
Organiser, John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition
e cases@mbacasecomp.com
w http://mbacasecomp.com/competition/cases/

Results

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NextBillion Case Writing Competition

This competition seeks to recognise and publish the best business cases about social enterprise strategies that aim to alleviate poverty, especially in the developing world. The competition is sponsored by Citi Foundation and NextBillion.

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oikos Case Writing Competition 2017

The oikos Case Writing Competition supports the writing of new high quality teaching cases on corporate sustainability, social entrepreneurship and sustainable finance. Submitted cases should be suitable for use in management, entrepreneurship or finance education and related to real issues faced by organisations and individuals. All case authors receive feedback from two experienced reviewers on their case in the first round, and, if they are among the five finalists in their track, feedback on their revised case in the second round.

The first prize in each track is 5000 Swiss Francs (second: CHF 2000 and third: CHF 1000).

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Results

View winners from: 2016, 201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052003

PMI Case Writing Competition

PMI has a strong commitment to advancing good project management curricula for both undergraduate and graduate programmes. To that end, this competition aims to generate teachable cases and instructors’ manuals relevant to the management of temporary organisations with similar dimensions to permanent organisations for use in the ongoing improvement of project management programmes.

The competition theme is ‘Project Management – Creating Value for Stakeholders’ and the deadline for entries is 1 May 2017. Entries may focus on any use of project management as an organisational force. Some examples include:

  • Disaster relief – planned but unexpected
  • Ethics and professionalism – the challenge of multiple stakeholders
  • Global projects – cultural difference and strategic consistency

Prizes for the top three cases are:

  • 1st Prize: US$3,000
  • 2nd Prize: US$2,000
  • 3rd Prize: US$1,000

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Prestige Global Case Competition 2017

The Case Centre is sponsoring this competition which will take place on 10 June 2017 at the Institute of Management, Gwalior. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2017.

Applicants can apply individually or as team, but must represent a business school or university. The principal author of the case must be a faculty member or doctoral student affiliated with a business school or university.

Cases must be about a business management situation in an Indian setting and written in English. The judging process will give equal importance to the case and the teaching note. The winner will receive a cash prize of 10,000 rupees.

Further information

e tarika.singh@prestigegwl.org
http://prestigegwl.org/Prestige%20Global%20Case%20Competition%202017.htm


The Case Centre Writing Competitions 2017/18

2016/17 competition winners announced

We run three global case writing competitions each year:

  • Outstanding Case Writer
  • Outstanding New Case Writer
  • Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic

The deadline for entries is 12 October 2017.

Outstanding Case Writer

Compete against the best case writers in the world.

Outstanding New Case Writer

New case writers from numerous organisations across the globe enter this hotly contested competition every year.

Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic

Disruptive Change is this year’s Hot Topic. This highly competitive contest attracts top-calibre entrants from organisations worldwide.

Prizes and recognition

The winner of each competition receives a prize of £1,150 ($1,400; €1,300) and a special trophy. We also announce the result to leading business press worldwide and invite the winner to feature on our website and in our newsletter, which is sent to 43,000 global subscribers.

Find out more about all our awards and competitions

Results

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 The CFO Case Study Competition

This competition Is organised by CharterQuest Financial Training institute, an institution based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The CFO Case Study Competition challenges young people who aspire to be top CFOs or business leaders to demonstrate their potential by competing to solve a set of complex finance, managerial and strategic problems that beset a real life African company.

The objective is to prepare Africa's future CFOs and global business leaders by advocating a deeper incorporation of the case study methodology into the curriculum, highlighting the centrality of teamwork, logical thinking, presentation, report writing and creative problem solving skills as well as the value of taking a holistic and strategic approach to enterprise management.
It is the premier and much-anticipated annual global event that brings together students, entry-level professionals, universities, professional bodies, policy makers and big business for one purpose: to identify and build Africa's next generation of global business leaders. Eligible individuals from across the world can participate in this competition in groups of three.

Further information

w http://charterquest.co.za/page/the-cfo

Results

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