John Molson MBA International Case Writing Competition results

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2020

First place

EcoAlf: Because there is No Planet B
Benoit Leleux and Thomas Brochier
Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Reference no. IMD-7-2073 

Second place

AXA: Claiming the Future of Insurance
Amit Joshi and Ivy Buche
Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Reference no. IMD-7-2128

Third place

GameStop: A New Lease on Life, or Game Over?
Marc Low


2019

First place

TransferWise: Sustainable Disruptor in the Remittance Services Industry?
Arpita Agnihotri and Saurabh Bhattacharya

Second place

Beekeeper: From Pivoting Start-up to Disrupting Scale-up
Benoit Leleux and Marc Chauvet
Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Reference no. IMD-7-2027

Third place

Disney Enters Streaming Space: Can it Disrupt the Disruptor?
Syeda Maseeha and Debapratim Purkayastha
IBS Center for Management Research
Reference no. 919-0004-1

Short case winner

“Port to Plate" Distribution System – Will Pesky Fish’s Supply Chain Model Sustain growth?
Indu Perepu and KBS Kumar


2018

First place

John Lewis Partnership and Brexit or Not – What now?
Frank Shipper and Richard Hoffman

Second place

Walmart's e-Commerce Acquisition Spree: Toward Online Success or Existential Crisis?
Syeda Tahera Sadia and Indu Perepu
IBS Center for Management Research

Third place

PromenAid Handrail: Managing Growth
Christopher A. Ross
Ivey Business School

Short case winner

Charlebois Family Investments Inc.
Pierre Brunet and Jean Beland

$1000 prize winners

Birchbox
Alok Kavthankar and Indu Perepu
IBS Center for Management Research
Reference no. 318-0069-1

Growing Pains: Mahindra First Choice 2017
Ivy Buche, Charles Dhanaraj and Thomas Malnight
IMD
Reference no. IMD-7-1926

TWIN Engineers Private Limited
Jyoti Kainth and Gautam Kainth


2017

First place

Prabhat Dairy: The Crossover Challenge in the Indian Market
Ramachandran Subramanian

Second place

Will LinkedIn Learning Disrupt the Education Landscape?
Maxim Kolesnik, Mario Perez and Dominik Reinhard
IMD
Reference no. IMD-7-1843

Third place

Bradley Tilden’s Dilemma Following the Alaska Airlines Merger
Debapratim Purkayastha and Syeda Maseeha
IBS Center for Management Research
Reference no. 317-0097-1

Short case winner

Uber in South Africa: A Bumpy Ride
Natasha Mwila

$1000 prize winners

Sonae SR’s International expansion
Alana Baker

Is the Apple Watch Killing the Swiss Watch Industry?
Chantal Staeuble, Lars Bloechingler and Kristian Uwe Curkovic
IMD
Reference no. IMD-7-1844

The Dollar Shave Club: Can the Unilever Deal Add Sheen?
M Vasudha
Amity Research Centers
Reference no. 317-0110-1


2016

First place

Nestle SA: The Nescafe Plan in China
Ramasastry Chandrasekhar and Robert Klassen
Western University
Reference no. 9B15D013

Second place

The Turnaround Plan of McDonald’s: A Long Way to Go
Indu Perepu
IBS Center for Management Research
Reference no. 216-0022-1

Third place

Eltherm: Glowing Red-Hot in the Concentrated Solar Power Heat-Tracing Market
Marc Low and Brigitta Annegarn

Short case winner

Maggi Noodles in India: The Revival Challenge
Alok Rama Kavthankar and Indu Perepu
IBS Center for Management Research
Reference no. 216-0058-1

$1000 prize winners

Uniqlo: A Supply Chain Going Global
Benjamin Yen
School of Business, The University of Hong Kong
Reference no. 316-0314-1

Mahindra Finance: Accelerating Growth
Charles Dhanaraj, Thomas Malnight and Ivy Buche
IMD
Reference no. IMD-7-1700

Etsy: A ‘B Corp’ Start-up Takes on Amazon
Ram Subramanian
Ivey Publishing
Reference no. 9B16M074


2015

First place

MarcoPolo: The Quest for Global Leadership
Charles Dhanaraj, Fernanda Ribeiro and Eva Stal
IMD
Reference no. IMD-7-1606

Second place

Brunet Vise Juste
Harold Boeck, Cédric Degallaix and Catherine Choquette

Third place

Warby Parker: One-for-One Model in Eyewear
Vasudha M
Amity Research Centre
Reference no. 715-006-1

$1000 prize winners

Ricoh Canada Inc
Prescott C. Ensign and Jonathan Fast
Wilfrid Laurier University
Reference no. A09-15-0006

Paris Saint Germain
Ronald Kamin and Thierry Delécolle

Reconfiguring the Supply Chain at Xtra Power Energy Systems
Rik Paul, Debapratim Purkayastha and Jigyasu Gaur
IBS Center for Management Research
Reference no. 615-022-1


2014

First place

Deloitte: Stormy Seas or Smooth Sailing Ahead?
Marc Low
University of Minnesota

Second place

Metro: my Canadian eGrocer?
Karine Menard, Émilie Marinier, Lucas Perrotte, and Harold Boeck
University of South Carolina

Third place

Sodastream Takes on Coke and Pepsi
Ram Subramanian
Ivey Publishing
Reference no. 9B14M038

$1000 prize winners

GREENoneTEC: Fierce Competition Under the Sun
Dietmar Sternad
Ivey Publishing
Reference no. 9B14M072

Sony Corporation - Is the Sum Greater Than the Parts?
Andrew Inkpen
Western University
Reference no. A07-14-0002

Henkel’s Journey to Purchasing Excellence: Escape from an Averse Sourcing Situation
Lutz Kaufmann, Sotiris Politis and Gavin Meschnig
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Reference no. 614-006-1

About the John Molson MBA International Case Writing Competition

The John Molson MBA International Case Competition is a not-for-profit event organized by a team of MBA candidates from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. The competition is open to top business schools worldwide, and is recognized as the largest case competition of its kind. Its main purpose is to bridge the gap between corporate and academic worlds, which ultimately enriches both students and executives alike.

Selection criteria for the John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition include the interest and relevance of the issue(s) raised to the students, the quality and clarity of the writing, and the nature of the challenge to be dealt with by the students. The winning cases are used at the MBA International Case Competition and receive a cash prize.

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