EFMD Case Writing Competition 2019

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The winners of the 2019 EFMD Case Writing Competition can now be revealed.

2019 EFMD Case Writing Competition Winners

Like last year, 17 diverse management-related categories were available to enter, ranging from African Business Cases to Supply Chain Management. More than 550 cases were submitted, showcasing the very best case writing and teaching at schools of business and management worldwide.

Richard McCracken, The Case Centre Director, said: “The cases submitted to the EFMD Case Writing Competition are always of a high standard, and 2019 is no different. The competition rightly highlights the fantastic work being carried out by case authors around the world, and The Case Centre is proud to support that.”

The 2019 success stories include the winners of The Case Centre’s 2020 Outstanding Case Writer Award (TOMTOM: Mapping the Course from B2C to B2B) and Caren Scheepers, the current holder of the Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method prize.

All cases are up-to-date, reflecting social and economic changes from all across the globe yet provide a deep learning and inspiring experience for students.

Congratulations to all winners!

Category winners

African Business Cases

Sponsored by China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Bringing Technology to Market

Sponsored by ESMT Berlin
Niela Kleinsmith ; Matthieu Campion ; Stefano Puntoni ; Steven Sweldens
RSM Case Development Centre
Reference no. 519-0037-1

Continuous Improvement: The Journey to Excellence

Sponsored by Instituto Internacional San Telmo – Instituto Internacional San Telmo – Cátedra Mayoral de Mejora Continua
John Nicholas ; Hussam Bachour ; Paul Suett
Ivey Publishing
Reference no. 9B19D006

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsored by ESC PAU Business School
N Craig Smith ; Lisa Duke
Reference no. 720-0030-1


Sponsored by emlyon business school
Ann-Kathrin Leiting (ETH Zurich) ; Jana Thiel (ETH Zurich) ; Bart Clarysse (ETH Zurich)
Reference no. 820-0044-1

Family Business

Sponsored by Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut
Ashraf Sheta ; Gamila Khaled Ibrahim ; Ahmed Moustafa Darwich ; Ali Yehia Fouda ; Farah Tarek El Misalami
El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC)
Reference no. 819-0049-1

Finance and Banking

Sponsored by Portsmouth Business School

JP Morgan Chase & Co. – Creating a Next-Gen Banking Experience Powered by Digital
Anil Anirudhan and Sanjib Dutta
ICFAI Business School (IBS)

Hidden Champions

Sponsored by Hidden Champions Institute, ESMT Berlin
David Dubois ; Jean-Michel Moslonka
Reference no. 519-0042-1

Inclusive Business Models

Sponsored by the Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Luisa Alemany ; Nicholas Andreou ; Alma Gutierrez
London Business School
Reference no. 821-0005-1

Indian Management Issues and Opportunities

Sponsored by EFMD Global
Amit Joshi ; Ivy Buche
Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Reference no. IMD-7-2023

Innovative People Leadership Solutions in International Intergovernmental and Not-for-profit Organisations

Sponsored by AHRMIO

Latin American Business Cases

Sponsored by Universidad Externado de Colombia
Francisco Gil-White
Ivey Publishing
Reference no. 9B19A010

MENA Business Cases

Sponsored by HEC Paris in Qatar

Almajid Limited: The Tumultuous Journey of a Multigenerational Enterprise in Saudi Arabia (Parts A, B, C & D)
Virginia Bodolica, America University of Sharjah
Martin Spraggon, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Responsible Business

Sponsored by School of Business, The American University in Cairo

Voles System’s Bribery Accusations in China
Daniel Han Ming Chng, Xin Pi and Liman Zhao
China Europe International Business School

Responsible Leadership

Sponsored by University of San Diego – School of Business Administration
Vanina Farber ; Natalia Olynec
Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Reference no. IMD-7-2118

Supply Chain Management

Sponsored by Coventry Business School
Ralf W Seifert ; Richard Markoff ; Vasilis Karamalegos ; Gustavo Ghory
Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Reference no. IMD-7-2088

Women in Business

Sponsored by the Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Raymond B Chiu ; Fernando Olivera
Ivey Publishing
Reference no. 9B18C046

About the EFMD Case Writing Competition

Innovation and creativity

With the support of the Case Centre and our category sponsors, the case writing competition encourages innovative and impactful case writing and teaching. Take part in this yearly case writing competition, organised since 1988.

Impact on management development

Through seventeen categories representing critical managerial areas, you can contribute to management development and some of its future challenges.

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You get a chance to be assessed by an international judging panel, who reviews more than 400 cases every year; have an impact on teaching management development and join a community of outstanding innovators.

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