The Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2021

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We are delighted to announce the winners of our 31st annual Awards and Competitions, celebrating excellence in case writing and teaching at schools of business, management and government worldwide.

The 2021 Awards and Competitions reveal a new generation of case method talent emerging across the globe with an astonishing, record breaking, 30 new laureates. Particularly noteworthy is that all six Competitions were exclusively won by a total of ten, first-time winning individuals.

Established authors at schools long associated with the case method still took several Case Award categories, but the 31st Awards’ and Competitions’ winners also included six new schools, from five countries.

Congratulations to all our winners! We hope you enjoy finding out more about them.

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Winners in full

Mats Urde

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Award winners

Jamie Anderson, Antwerp Management School
Karin Kollenz-Quétard, EDHEC Business School
Nader Tavassoli, London Business School

Karthik Ramanna, Jérôme Lenhardt and Marc Homsy
Harvard Business School

Michael J Schill and Jenny Craddock
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

An Ivey Publishing case by
Jyotsna Bhatnagar and Shweta Jaiswal Thakur
Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

Steven Sweldens, Stefano Puntoni, Niela Kleinsmith and Tao Yue
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Matthieu Campion
TomTom Automotive

Feng Zhu, Krishna G Palepu, Anthony K Woo and Nancy Hua Dai
Harvard Business School
Ying Zhang
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

An Ivey Publishing case by
Ciaran Heavey and Dorota Piaskowska
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Donald N Sull and Cate Reavis
MIT Sloan School of Management

Competition winners

Patricia Lui and Lipika Bhattacharya
Singapore Management University
'UN Sustainable Development Goals'

Jeremy Dann
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC Marshall School of Business

Matthew Sooy, Lauren Iuliani and W Spencer Ashby
Ivey Business School
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Fabien Pecot
York Management School
Virginie de Barnier
IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management

What's trending?

The 2021 results are characterised by a record 30 individuals winning their first Award or Competition, consolidating a three-year, rising, trend: 2020: 22; 2019: 18. All six Competitions went to first-time winning individual educators. Six schools in five countries also made their debut winning appearance.

This year saw a resurgence of interest in multinational companies, in particular those with an online or technology focus. For the first time, we also saw a case relating to the social media phenomenon of ‘influencers’ (Kobe). Broadly ethical issues also keep their place including energy sustainability (Enel), food upcycling (Barnana) and gender pay equality (FTS)

27% of winning cases featured female protagonists, down on 31% in 2020.

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