CEEMAN & Emerald Case Writing Competition results

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2023

First place

Bon Voyage: A Vacation from Food Wastage
Ayesha Siddiqi and Virginia Bodolica
American University of Sharjah

Second place

Cementing a place in Africa: PPC's Internationalisation Drive
Adrian David Saville, Ian Macleod and Theresa Onaji-Benson
University of Pretoria

Second runner-up

Cracking the Conundrum of e-Cargo Logistics: Curious Case of LoadExx
Ann Mary Varghese, Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
R Sai Shiva Jayanth, OP Jindal Global University
Abhishek Srivastava, Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
Rudra Prakash Pradhan, Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur


2021

First place

Translocate, to fund or not to fund: Challenges in Funding an Emerging Market Start-up
Carlos De Jesus, Jason Fox and Phuti Senyatsi
University of Cape Town and University of Pretoria

First runner-up

Close Loop: The Art of Succession Planning
Sarah Boyd and Linda Ronnie
University of Cape Town

Second runner-up

Robotics at Dimension Data: Friend or Foe of the Human in Process Automation?
Michelle Karim, Christina Swart-Opperman and Geoff Bick
University of Cape Town, Graduate Business School


2020

First place

Biotronik: Bypassing the Commodity Trap of Medical Devices in South African Healthcare
Geoff Bick and Stephanie Barden
University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business

Second place

Peebuddy: Ladies, It’s Time to Stand-Up
Neena Sondhi, International Management Institute, New Delhi
Rituparna Basu, International Management Institute, Kolkata

Second runner-up

Sustainable Growth in Times of Crisis: L'Oréal Russia
Daniil Muravskii, Snezhana Muravskaia, Elena Romanova, and Valeria Kudinova
IBS-Moscow, RANEPA


2019

First place

Drink The Duchess: Marketing Challenges and Opportunities Encountered when SMEs Internationalize
Geoff Bick and Fran Heathcote
Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Second place

It's Everybody's Business, Period.
Sadaf Taimoor and Mahnoor Hameed
NUST Business School

Third place

United to Innovate: Grameen Veolia Water
Anne-Claire Pache and Kevin Andre
ESSEC Business School


2018

First place

WinChannel's Digital Gambit to Revitalize Rural China (A) and (B)
Liman Zhao, Peter Moran and Daniel Han Ming Chng
China Europe International Business School
Reference no. 321-0252-1 and 321-0252-1B

Second place

In the Uncertain World of Qontrac International: Navigating Through Family, Growth and Succession Management Challenge
Virginia Bodolica, Martin Spraggon and Diantha D’Costa
American University of Sharjah (UAE) and Mohammed bin Rashin School of Government (UAE)

Third place

Advantech: Evolution of Its IoT Ecosystem Strategy
Liman Zhao, Guo (Ginkgo) Bai and Zhenrong (Edison) Wang
China Europe International Business School
Reference no. 321-0255-1 


2017

First place

Codezin: Braving the Startup Storm
Gaurav Gupta, Shounak Pal and Indranil Biswas
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Second place

From Asia to Africa: The International Expansion of Hon Chuan Enterprise
Allan K. K. Chan and Caleb Chen
Hong Kong Baptist University

Third place

Smokey Tours: The Other Side of Manila
Andrea Santiago and Fernando Martin Roxas
Asian Institute of Management


2016

First place

Zoona Mobile Money: Investing for Impact
John Bazley, Cynthia Schweer Rayner and Aunnie Patton Power
University of Cape Town

Second place

Mio Amore: Surviving Brand Change in Transition Economy
Nimruji Jammulamadaka, Prashant Mishra and Biswatosh Saha
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Third place

Trashy Bags: Sustainability Crisis of A Sustainable Business
Mathew Tsamenyi and Nana Yaa Antwi-Gyamfi
China Europe International Business School


2015

First place

Returpack: The Integrator of the Beverage can Recycling Process
Peter Moricz and György Drótos
Corvinus University of Budapest

Second place

Osklen: The Aesthetics of Social Change
Kim Poldner, Institute for Organizational Psychology, University of St. Gallen
Olga Ivanova, ICN Business School
Oana Branzei, Ivey Business School

Third place

Preserving the Delicate Balance to Manage a Thriving Business in South Africa – the Adventure of OneLogix
Jenson Chong-Leng Goh, SIM University 
Adrian Saville and Caren Scheepers, GIBS, University of Pretoria


2014

First place

Painted Into a Corner: Managing the Virtual Sales Team at ColorPlus Industries
Monika Nadj, Student and Zoltan Buzady
CEU Business School

Second place

Mastering the Art of Managing a Conglomerate Business Empire in Myanmar
Jenson Chong-Leng Goh, Manohar SabnaniGee Kwang Randolph Tan and Siew Peng Tan
SIM University

Third place

The Love-smitten Director: Workplace Romance or Sexual Harassment?
June M L Poon
UKM-Graduate School of Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


2013

First place

Customer Retention at Hyundai Motor India Ltd
Rik Paul and Debapratim Purkayastha
IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University

Second place

Infosys Limited: Is It Still the Indian IT Bellwether
Meenakshi Nagarajan
NIILM CMS

Third place

Tara Trade: A Marketing Challenge in Lebanon
Nisreen Bahnan and Gina Vega
Salem State University


2012

First place

Thai Beverage Public Company Limited: Thailand Leader, Global Challenger
Amonrat Thoumrungroje, Assumption University
Olimpia Racela, Mahasarakham University Business School

Second place

An Old Bank in a New Country: Restructuring Nile Commercial Bank of South Sudan
Veit Etzold
European School of Management & Technology
Reference no. ESMT-212-0131-1 

Third place

Kraft Foods Argentina: The H1N1 Disparity
Susan Myrden, University of Newfoundland
Kathy Sanderson, Lakehead University


2011

First place

Teaching Farmers to Hunt – Developing Commercial Skills at BDO Hungary
Zoltan Buzady
CEU Business School

Second place

Deal of the day at Cherry.ee
Katri Kerem, Estonian Business School
Estonia Dietmar Sternad, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Third place

FieldTurf Tarkett India: Challenges and Opportunities in New Markets
Srividya Raghavan
IBS Hyderabad

About the CEEMAN & Emerald 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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