Top 50 Bestselling Case Authors 2021/22

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Welcome to The Case Centre's list of bestselling case authors for the 2021/22 academic year.

Top 10 bestselling case authors revealed

Highlights

The 2021/22 ranking has a truly global reach featuring 21 schools, from 9 countries, on 4 continents.

The late Debapratim Purkayastha of ICFAI Business School (IBS), who sadly passed away in May 2021, is top of the ranking for a seventh straight year.

Fellow ICFAI Business School faculty member, Indu Perepu, remains at no.2, and is the highest ranked female author in the list. The positive trend of female representation continues for a second successive year (2021/22: 22%; 2020/21: 18%; 2019/20: 12.5%).

This year there were seven new entries, the highest of which is Columbia Business School’s Todd Jick, who rounds off the top 10. Meanwhile, INSEAD and ICFAI Business School dominate the top 10, boasting four and three authors respectively.

Top 50 Bestselling Case Authors 2021/22 infographicAs for the wider top 50, Harvard Business School rank highest with nine authors, followed closely by ICFAI Business School (seven), INSEAD (seven) and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) (six).

And at no.27, Sandra Vandermerwe is Africa’s first Bestselling Case Author, flying the flag for Gordon Institute of Business Studies (GIBS), University of Pretoria.

You can see all the trends in our infographic.

Meet our bestselling authors ...

Browse the full list of bestselling authors, discover their cases and learn why they believe in the enduring importance of case writing and teaching as a fundamental cornerstone of business education.

Please note that every effort was made to ensure all biographical information and detail concerning each author was correct at the time of publication (17 October 2022).

If you notice any inaccuracies, please contact paddy@thecasecentre.org and we’ll be happy to make any necessary changes.

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