EFMD Case Writing Competition 2021

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EFMD is delighted to reveal the winners of the 2021 edition of the Case Writing Competition.

2021 EFMD Case Writing Competition Winners

All the participants and winners have showcased incredible efforts and dedication; congratulations to all!

Eric Cornuel, President of EFMD Global, congratulated the 2021 EFMD Case Competition Winners by saying: “Congratulations to all the winners for this outstanding achievement. Every year I am in awe of the quality and excellence of the cases submitted. With a record of 605 submissions in 14 categories, the cases addressed critical topics such as social impact, circular economy, sustainability, inclusivity, and more. Each edition of the competition is a testimonial of the essential role case teaching and writing plays in advocating for a more ethical, purposeful and sustainable tomorrow.”

Richard McCracken, The Case Centre Director, said: “I am always delighted and impressed by the high-quality cases that are submitted to the EFMD Case Writing Competition. This year the bar has been raised even higher, as seen by the number of categories that have co-winners, after the judges were unable decide on one winner. It’s an honour for The Case Centre to support the EFMD Case Writing Competition. Congratulations to all the winners.”

Category winners

African Business Cases

Sponsored by China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Vanina Farber and Shih-Han Huang
International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Reference no. IMD-7-2335

Bringing Technology to Market

Sponsored by EFMD Global (judged by ESMT BTM Center)
An Ivey Publishing case by
Andreas Schotter and Ramasastry Chandrasekhar
Ivey Business School
Reference no. 9B21M067

Continuous Improvement: The Journey to Excellence 

Sponsored by EFMD Global (judged by The Case Centre)
An Ivey Publishing case by
Ricardo Estrada, Plastilene Group
Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Michael Rivera, Temple University
Reference no. 9B21M022

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsored by ESC PAU Business School

Ant Forest: Starting from Environmental Protection 
Meng Rui and Qiong Zhu
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Entrepreneurship 

An African Entrepreneur’s Journey: Post-Pandemic Opportunities and Challenges for Adventure Travel
Shreshthi Mehta, Northeastern University 
Marilyn Anthony, Fox Business School
Daniele Scarpi, BBS Unibo
Annamaria Cofano, Wedolab
Reference no. 520-0152-1

Family Business

Sponsored by Suliman S. Olayan School of Business – American University of Beirut

Brown-Forman: Nothing Better in the Market
Benoti Leleux, Marta Widz and Marc Chauvet
International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Finance and Banking

Sponsored by Portsmouth Business School

Business Intelligence and Geographic Information Systems in the Banking Industry: A Case Study of Improved Appraisal Performance for Home Loan Valuation 
Araya Chaiprasert and Jongsawas Chongwatpol
NIDA Business School, National Institute of Development Administration

Hidden Champions

Sponsored by Hidden Champions Institute (HCI), EMST Berlin
An Ivey Publishing case by
Peggy Cunningham
Dalhousie University
Reference no. 9B21A022

Inclusive Business Models

Sponsored by International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Ezequiel Reficco, EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey
Roberto Gutierrez, Universidad de los Andes
Reference no. SKE199

Batec Mobility: Creating, Scaling, and Selling an Inclusive Business
Alfred Vernis, Suzanne Jenkins and Lisa Hehenberger
Esade Business School

Latin American Business Cases

Sponsored by Universidad Externado do Colombia

Antigal: Strategy and Succession Challenges in a Family-Owned Vineyard with Global Ambitions
Lucia Pierini, Martin Roll, Gianfranco Siciliano and Zhijing Can
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

MENA Business Cases

Sponsored by EFMD Global (judged by Wolfgang HEC Qatar)
Majid Kaissar El Ghaib, ESCA Ecole de Management
Mark Davis, Bentley University
Reference no. 821-0030-1

Responsible Business

Sponsored by School of Business, The American University in Cairo (AUC)
An Ivey Publishing case by
Marilyn Anthony and Neha Mittal
Temple University
Reference no. 9B21M005

Responsible Leadership

Sponsored by University of San Diego School of Business
Vanina Farber, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Maria Helena Jaén, Universidad de los Andes
Reference no. IMD-7-2336
Subramaniam Ramnarayan and Sunita Mehta
Indian School of Business
Reference no. ISB195

Women in Business

Sponsored by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

The WNBA: The League Betting on Women
Adam Steinbach
University of South Carolina

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.

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Through 14 categories representing critical managerial areas, you can contribute to management development and some of its future challenges.

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