The Case Centre Awards and Competitions: presentation at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany

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Wednesday 22 May 2024  Frankfurt, Germany

L-R: Kai-Oliver Schocke (President), Joachim Sandt, Vicky Lester and Dietmar Franzen (Dean, Faculty 3: Business and Law).

On 22 May The Case Centre visited Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany to present Joachim Sandt with the 2024 Finance, Accounting and Control prize.

Joachim, Professor of Performance Measurement and Management Control, was presented with the award by The Case Centre CEO Vicky Lester before the President, Dean, fellow faculty members and students.

Vicky said: “We’re thrilled to visit Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in-person to celebrate Joachim’s success. I’d like to congratulate Joachim on how his case study has engaged students around the globe. It’s a topic that’s very relatable and cases have to stand out to students. If, like Joachim, you can find a case topic where people become engaged then you’re onto a winning case.”

After attending a number of The Case Centre’s workshops in recent years, Joachim has become a passionate advocate of the case method, with his case writing and teaching going from strength-to-strength.

Joachim commented: “I feel very honoured and pleased to win this award. The workshops have been game-changing for my case teaching and writing.

“We have such good leads and connections to companies at the School, and that’s what inspired me to start writing cases. I began with Housekeeping at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Managing the Performance in a Service Factory, where a former student worked.

“I was then contacted by another student who did her internship at Emma - The Sleep Company, which struck me as a nice idea for a case. By chance, I managed to get in contact with the CFO, who was very approachable. He then came to a guest lecture. The volume and quality of information was too rich for one case, so I produced two. Ever since, I’ve been very motivated to write cases.”

Joachim’s award-winning case From Bettzeit to Emma - The Sleep Company (A): Management and Control of a Rapidly Growing Start-up with OKR focuses on the growth of popular mattress manufacturer, Emma.

Kai-Oliver Schocke, President, commented: “What is a case study? In this case, Emma - The Sleep Company, our lecturers talk about cases from industry and try to teach our students how industries work. I’ve loved teaching with cases as a Professor of Logistics and Production Management as they bring the story to life so much more than oral textbooks.

“Congratulations to Joachim for his award and all the effort that went in to producing the case.”

Dietmar Franzen, Dean, Faculty 3: Business and Law, added: “We’re very honoured to have this award here as there’s been so many prestigious award winners over the years. We’re proud and very happy for Joachim.

“We place a stronger emphasis on applied research at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, which differentiates us from the traditional universities, but the main focus is still teaching and that’s why it’s so important for us to win awards like this.”

Hear from the winning case author

Joachim shares insights into what winning the award means to him, why he thinks his winning case is so popular, and his top case writing tips.

The winning case

Finance, Accounting and Control winner

Joachim Sandt
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Reference no. 122-0029-1
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The Case Centre Awards and Competitions

The Case Centre Awards and Competitions recognise outstanding case writers and teachers from across the globe and are announced annually in February/March.

The Case Centre Awards and Competitions

The Case Centre Awards and Competitions recognise outstanding case writers and teachers from across the globe and are announced annually in February/March.

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