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Connect 35Issue 35, Autumn 2018

Features:
  • Advancing the case method in Africa: AACSB's Global Improvement Network
  • Preaparing to teach with cases: getting ready for the case class
Featured cases:
  • Detective Case and the April 2010 Shooting: Impact of Training, Communication, and Coordination of Critical Incidents in Policing
  • IKEA – Global Brand Communication
  • Making Ahmedabad Slum-Free
  • The trivago Way – Growing without Growing Up?
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Soumitra Dutta, former founding Dean and Professor of Management at the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, and Chair of the Global Business School Network
  • Case workshops and PDWs in Spain, the UK and the USA
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Previous issues

Connect 34Issue 34, Summer 2018

Features:
  • Learning with Cases: An Interactive Study Guide
  • Preparing to teach with cases: laying the foundations
Featured cases:
  • African Bank Investment Ltd (ABIL): A South African Corporate Governance Failure
  • Game of Thrones TV Series: HBO’s Integrated Marketing Strategy
  • The Dollar Shave Club: Can the Unilever Deal Add Sheen?
  • Zara in China and India
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Strategy & Innovation Management at Hasselt University
  • Case workshops and PDWs in Hungary, Switzerland and the USA
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 33a BOSSpecial issue, Spring 2018: Blue Ocean Shift | Strategy cases

Features:
  • Browse the Blue Ocean Shift | Strategy teaching materials
  • Watch the Blue Ocean Strategy Casebook
  • 5 minutes with... hear from Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

Featured cases:

Check out the short video trailers for the cases

  • Marvel Way: Restoring a Blue Ocean
  • Successes and Failures of Amazon's Growth Strategies: Their causes and consequences
  • A Maestro Without Borders: How André Rieu Created the Classic Music Market for the Masses

Connect 33Issue 33, Spring 2018

Features:
  • World’s favourite case companies: some companies and industries are especially popular case subjects: we explore
  • Discover our new, affordable Undergraduate Case Teaching Licence
Featured cases:
  • Fabergé Case Series
  • Humanitarian Aid 2.0: Social Media Analytics and Stakeholder Engagement at the International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Semsom US: Market Entry in New York City
  • The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers: Weighing Opportunity with Capacity
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Paul Matthyssens, Dean of Antwerp Management School
  • Case workshops in the UK and Switzerland
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 32Issue 32, Awards Special 2018

Features:
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method: David A Garvin
  • Overall Case Award Winner: Uber: Changing the Way the World Moves
  • Economics, Politics and Business Environment: Amazon in Emerging Markets
  • Entrepreneurship: Fairphone: Organising for Sustained Social Impact
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility: Sustainability as Opportunity: Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan
  • Finance, Accounting and Control: Prada’s Hong Kong IPO
  • Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour: Tony Hsieh at Zappos: Structure, Culture and Radical Change
  • Knowledge, Information and Communication Systems Management:  Gillette’s ‘Shave India Movement’: Razor Sharp Against the Stubble
  • Marketing: AccorHotels and the Digital Transformation: Enriching Experiences Through Content Strategies Along the Customer Journey
  • Production and Operations Management: Everything is Connected: A New Era of Sustainability at Li & Fung
  • Strategy and General Management: Tesla Motors: Disrupting the Auto Industry?
  • Outstanding Case Writer: Breaking the Code of Silence
  • Outstanding New Case Writer: Kirat Housing Development Society
  • Outstanding Case Writer - Hot Topic ‘Disruptive Change’: The TAG Heuer Carrera Connected Watch: Swiss Avant-Garde for the Digital Age (A) & (B)
  • Outstanding Case Teacher: Pierre Chandon

Connect 31Issue 31, New Year 2018

Features:
  • The Gender Case Gap: we explore the lack of women in teaching cases, its impact on business students and the challenge posed for educators
  • Richard McCracken’s top 10 case writing tips
Featured cases:
  • Hideaway Resort – Maldives
  • Nestlé Entangled! Braving the Maggi Noodle Crisis in India
  • OCBC – Integrating Strategic Acquisitions
  • Reinventing Officer’s Choice Whisky: Spoiled for Choice
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Zoe Kinias, Academic Director of INSEAD’s Gender initiative
  • Case workshops in Ireland, the UK and Switzerland
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 30Issue 30, Winter 2017

Features:
  • Discover the Undergraduate Case Teaching Licence
  • Revealed: Our Top 40 Bestselling Case Authors 2016/17
Featured cases:
  • Lead Your Feathery Team into Battle Now! Rovio’s Internationalization to Japan
  • Paul McGinley – Leading a Multinational Team of Individuals
  • The SIMM Smartwatch and the Internet of Things: Designing a Business Model
  • Unilever Production Cluster in Tula: Zero Non-hazardous Waste to Landfill in Ten Months
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Ruth Bender new chair of our Executive Committee
  • Case workshops in Ireland, the UK and Switzerland
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 29Issue 29, Autumn 2017

Features:
  • Contextualising the Use of Cases
  • Discover our new product comparison tool
Featured cases:
  • Demand and Supply Conditions in the Global Liquefied Natural Gas Industry: Effects on the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company
  • Robert Goodwin: Accelerating Social Impact at Mattel
  • Scytl
  • The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Manager
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Richard McCracken, Director of The Case Centre
  • Case workshops in Ireland and Switzerland
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 28Issue 28, Summer 2017

Features:
  • Managing Student Personal Tech in the Case Classroom
  • The Case Centre turns 25 in North America
Featured cases:
  • Destination Frankfurt – Redefining Germany’s Financial Capital
  • Tamul Leaf Plates: Building an Inclusive Eco Enterprise in India’s Insurgency Affected Northeast
  • The Set-up of Fast Track Surgery in Vascular Surgery: The Experience of a Pioneer Team in Northern Italy
  • Turn the Ship Around! (A) & (B)
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Sahasranam (Sam) Hariharan, Senior Lecturer in Management at Babson College, Massachusetts, US, and Chairman of our US board of directors
  • Case workshops in the UK and Ireland
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 27Issue 27, Spring 2017

Features:
  • Re-stating the case: revisit the case method’s development to think differently about the future of case teaching
  • Using cases with undergraduates: an exploration
Featured cases:
  • City Lodge Hotel Group: Redefining Segments and Brands
  • Desert Farms: Dromedary Dreams
  • Studio 100: A Growth Story of a Showcase in Show Business
  • The Acquisition Experiences of KazOil
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Scott Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Work Based Learning at the University of Worcester’s Business School and a workshop tutor for The Case Centre for over 20 years
  • Case workshops in the UK and Spain
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 26Issue 26, Awards Special 2017

Features:
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method: Rebecca Weintraub
  • Overall Case Award Winner: Tesla Motors: Business Model Configuration
  • Economics, Politics and Business Environment: UCSD: A Cancer Cluster in the Literature Building? (A)
  • Entrepreneurship: Axel Springer in 2014: Strategic Leadership of the Digital Media Transformation
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility: CULT Girl: Responsible Management and Self-Management of Subjectivity at Work
  • Finance, Accounting and Control: Henkel: Building a Winning Culture
  • Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour: Oxipouco: An Endangered Species Resource Negotiation (A) & (B)
  • Knowledge, Information and Communication Systems Management:  Rewiring the Enterprise for Digital Innovation: The Case of DBS Bank
  • Marketing: Ombre, Tie-dye, Splat Hair: Trends or Fads? ‘Pull’ and ‘Push’ Social Media Strategies at L’Oréal Paris
  • Production and Operations Management: Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer
  • Strategy and General Management: Nespresso: What Next?
  • Outstanding Case Writer: The Maggi Noodle Safety Crisis in India (A), (B) & (C)
  • Outstanding New Case Writer: Engino Toys: Staying in China or Moving to Europe?
  • Outstanding Case Writer - Hot Topic ‘Big Data’: Recruit Japan: Harnessing Data to Create Value
  • Outstanding Case Teacher: Wouter De Maeseneire

Connect 25Issue 25, New Year 2017

Features:
  • Copyright issues for cases
  • Assessing participation in case classes - practical challenges and solutions
Featured cases:
  • Ferrari: Valuing the Prancing Horse
  • NakedWines.com
  • Pricing the EpiPen: This is Going to Sting
  • With a Little Help from “Nuestros Amigos”: Hispanics and Kidney Transplants
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Gina Vega, Founder and President of Organizational Ergonomics
  • Case workshops and PDWs in the UK and Spain
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 24Issue 24, winter 2016

Features:
  • The Case Project Guide: help your students write cases
  • Assessing participation in case classes - the issues
Featured cases:
  • Arunachalam Muruganantham, A Social Entrepreneur Innovating in a Woman’s World
  • NHS Jobs: Using Digital Platforms to Transform Recruitment Across the English & Welsh National Health Service
  • “Sin Taxes” and Health Financing in the Philippines
  • The Volkswagen Group (A) and (B)
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Richard Jolly, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School
  • Case workshops and PDWs in India, France and Spain
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 23Issue 23, autumn 2016

Features:
  • Mastering multimedia at IE Business School
  • Cases and accreditation: come to a workshop led by AACSB's Tim Mescon
Featured cases:
  • Long-term Orientation in the Benedictine Monastery of Admont
  • The Grommet – Managing Operations at a Fast Paced Start-up
  • The Marvel Way: Restoring a Blue Ocean
  • Underwriting a Privatization IPO: The Sale of Royal Mail plc (A), (B) and (C)
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Matt Quin, Director of Ivey Publishing at Ivey Business School
  • Case workshops and PDWs in India and France
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 22Issue 22, summer 2016

Features:
  • Students competing with cases: we explore the world of case competitions
  • Scholarship success: expert insights
Featured cases:
  • Agarwal Packers and Movers: Competing for “Moving” Experiences
  • Airbnb: What’s Next?
  • Shaping the Future of Solar Power: Climate Change, Industrial Policy and Free Trade
  • Vibram Five Fingers
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Debapratim Purkayastha, Associate Dean, ICFAI Business School (IBS)
  • Case workshops in Belgium and France, and PDWs in the UK and India
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 21Issue 21, spring 2016

Features:
  • Keeping it in the family at CEIBS
  • Can cases enhance employability?
Featured cases:
  • Kate Spade New York: Will Expansion Deepen or Dilute the Brand?
  • Magic Water Saver: Driving Sustainability at the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • SMGE: Strategic Challenges and Performance Measurement in a Small-Sized Company
  • Tradition and Transition at the Harvard Business Review
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Dominique Turpin, President and Nestlé Professor, IMD
  • Case workshops in Belgium, and PDWs in the UK and India
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 20Issue 20, Awards Special 2016

Features:
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method: Pierre Chandon
  • Overall Case Award Winner: L'Oréal in China: Marketing Strategies for Turning Around Chinese Luxury Cosmetic Brand Yue Sai
  • Economics, Politics and Business Environment: The Economics of Amazon
  • Entrepreneurship: Uber: A Next Generation Transportation Company for Everyone
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility: IKEA in Russia: Ethical Dilemmas
  • Finance, Accounting and Control: Valuation of AirThread Connections
  • Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour: Ricardo Semler: A Revolutionary Model of Leadership
  • Knowledge, Information and Communication Systems Management: Netflix: Leveraging Big Data to Predict Entertainment Hits
  • Marketing: The New York Times Paywall
  • Production and Operations Management: Apple Inc.: Managing a Global Supply Chain
  • Strategy and General Management: Tesla Motors
  • Outstanding New Case Writer: Using Satellite Data to Insure Livestock: IBLI and the Development of the World’s First Insurance for African Pastoralists
  • Outstanding Case Writer - Hot Topic ‘East Meets West’: GE Healthcare India (A), (B) and (C)
  • Outstanding Case Teacher: Anita Elberse

Connect 19Issue 19, New Year 2016

Features:
  • New for 2016: submit your case online
  • Problem-based learning and the case method
Featured cases:
  • Adopting a Learning Management System
  • Fighting an Invisible Crime: Protecting Girls in Guatemala
  • Through the Eyes of a Whistle-Blower
  • Using Satellite Data to Insure Livestock
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Sandra Vandermerwe, Extraordinary Professor at Gordon Institute of Business Studies (GIBS), University of Pretoria
  • Case workshops Belgium, and PDWs in the US
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 18Issue 18, winter 2015

Features:
  • How to create & manage a case collection - hints & tips from Darden Business Publishing
  • Free cases from Medical Peace Work
Featured cases:
  • Board Process Simulation - role plays
  • Futbol Club Barcelona
  • JM Huber: A Family of Solutions
  • Bank Muscat, A Bank in Movement
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Mark Jenkins, Director of Community for Strategy, People & Leadership, Cranfield University School of Management
  • Case workshops in the Netherlands, the US and Belgium
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 17Issue 17, autumn 2015

Features:
  • Don't be left out - submit your collection
  • Find out about Harvard's first year of online case teaching
Featured cases:
  • Jungle Beer: An Entrepreneur’s Journey
  • Made by Survivors: Business Solutions for a Social Problem
  • NayaMed (A) and (B)
  • Qatar: Poised for Success in Holding FIFA World Cup 2022?
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... David B. Yoffie, Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration at Harvard Business School
  • Case workshops in New Zealand, the Netherlands and the US
  • Latest bestsellers
  • Case competition deadlines and results
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 16Issue 16, summer 2015

Features:
  • The case method and school rankings
  • What's popular? And what do you think?
Featured cases:
  • Bread for the Chinese: ‘If All Chinese Eat Just One Slice a Year, We’ll Strike it Big'
  • CULT Girl: Responsible Management and Self-Management of Subjectivity at Work
  • ESSEC Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation (IRENE)
  • Firing a Hero? and It’s Bank Policy!
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Guy Pfeffermann, Founder and CEO, Global Business School Network
  • Case workshops in New Zealand, the Netherlands and the US
  • Bestselling cases this quarter
  • Case competition deadlines
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 15Issue 15, spring 2015

Features:
  • Using Published Sources to Write Cases
  • Out now! Teaching & Writing Cases by John Heath
Featured cases:
  • iDiscoveri Education Private Limited
  • Internal Dimensions of Corporate Responsibility
  • Media Development Loan Fund (A) & (B)
  • Samsung’s European Innovation Team
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Wee Beng Geok, Advisor, Asian Business Case Centre
  • Case workshops in France, the Netherlands and the US
  • Bestselling cases this quarter
  • Case competition deadlines
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 14Issue 14, Awards Special 2015

Features:
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method: Debapratim Purkayastha
  • Overall Case Award Winner: Cola Wars Continue: Coke and Pepsi in 2010
  • Economics, Politics and Business Environment: Goldman Sachs and Its Reputation
  • Entrepreneurship: Dropbox: “It Just Works”
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility: CSR and the Tobacco Industry: A Contradiction in Terms?
  • Finance, Accounting and Control: Roche’s Acquisition of Genentech
  • Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour: Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Google, Inc.
  • Knowledge, Information and Communication Systems Management: Online Marketing at Big Skinny
  • Marketing: Michelin Fleet Solutions: From Selling Tires to Selling Kilometers
  • Production and Operations Management: Open Innovation at Siemens
  • Strategy and General Management: Apple Inc. in 2012
  • Outstanding New Case Writer: UCSD: A Cancer Cluster in the Literature Building? (A & B)
  • Outstanding Case Writer - Hot Topic ‘Digital Transformation’: Hello bank! The Birth of a Mobile Bank
  • Outstanding Case Teacher: Casey Lichtendahl

Connect 13Issue 13, New Year 2015

Features:
  • Going Local: we explore the growing demand for 'local' cases
  • Case Writing & Teaching Exchange: a unique venue for case writers and teachers
Featured cases:
  • Building a Business from Nature: Kari W. Block’s Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Equity Crowdfunding: Symbid Entering the US
  • “Kickboxing” at Adobe Systems
  • Picante Mexican Grill: A New Delhi Experience
Other highlights:
  • 5 minutes with... Bob Bruner, Dean of Darden School of Business
  • Case workshops in the UK, France and China
  • Bestselling cases this quarter
  • Case competition deadlines
  • Out and about with The Case Centre

Connect 12Issue 12, September 2014

Features:
  • Support for educators: new case websites from INSEAD give educators extra materials
  • Try CoursePack Creator: quickly create online collections of course materials for your students
Featured cases:
  • McDonald’s: Corporate Social Responsibility Challenge
  • Together We Lead the Way: Action for Blind People Joins the Royal National Institute of Blind People
  • Sense Worldwide: Transforming the Rules of Innovation

Connect 11Issue 11, June 2014

Features:
  • Revealed: the true extent of gender imbalance in cases
  • Making cases work online. We explore the issues
Featured cases:
  • Crisis in the Opera House
  • Leading Change at Michelin’s Shanghai Factory (A) & (B)
  • SMS for Life (A), (B) & (C)
  • Team WIKISPEED: Developing Hardware the Software Way

Connect 10Issue 10, April 2014

Features:
  • From Ivey to Africa... inspirational case teaching
  • To MOOC or not to MOOC? We explore the issues
Featured cases:
  • Goldlake/Eurocantera Honduras
  • Michel et Augustin Cookies: Culinary Adventures Competing Against Food Industry Giants
  • Value Selling at SKF Service
  • Vodafone in Egypt: National Crises and their Implications for Multinational Corporations

Connect 9Issue 9, January 2014

Features:
  • View from the top: Business school leaders on the case method past, present and future
  • Lights, camera, action! Babson College transforms case teaching notes for the 21st century
Featured cases:
  • Greatview: Challenger of Tetra Pak (A), (B) and (C)
  • K2: Against All Odds
  • LEGO Group: Building Strategy
  • The Rise of Samsung Electronics

Connect 8Issue 8, September 2013

Features:
  • From contact to collaborator: selling the benefits of case writing
  • Learning with cases - what's involved?
Featured cases:
  • Crowdtesting with testCloud - Managing the Challenges of a Crowdsourcing Intermediary
  • Nuru Energy (A): Financing a Social Enterprise & Nuru Energy (B): From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs
  • Simon Cohen (A), (B) & (C)
  • Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation and The Meth Project

Connect 7Issue 7, June 2013

Features:
  • Coming to Brazil: our workshops to be held in South America for the first time
  • Teaching with cases - what's involved?
Featured cases:
  • L’Oréal in China: Marketing Strategies for Turning Around Chinese Luxury Cosmetic Brand Yue Sai
  • Planting the Seeds of Change: the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange
  • Restoring the British Museum
  • Royal Reels: Enhancing the Customer Experience for Slot Machines and Beyond

Connect 6Issue 6, April 2013

Features:
  • Teaching the virtually real case study
  • Writing cases - what's involved?
Featured cases:
  • 787 Dreamliner: Cleared for Take Off?
  • Defining the Purpose for Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Strategic Leadership and Innovation at Apple Inc
  • ZARA: Staying Fast and Fresh

Connect 5Issue 5, January 2013

Features:
  • Cases in companies
  • Classic case collection 2013
Featured cases:
  • CitizenM Hotels: Service Operations & Business Model Innovation
  • Coca-Cola Spain: Branding 2.0
  • Ford Motor Company in India: Developing and Marketing the Ford Figo
  • Siemens Key Account Management: Lost in Central Asia?

Connect 4Issue 4, September 2012

Features:
  • Discover new ingredients for your teaching mix
  • How do you incorporate technology into cases? Complete the survey
Featured cases:
  • Electronic Medical Records at the ISS Clinic in Mbarara, Uganda
  • Molson Canada: Social Media Marketing
  • The Formula One Constructors: Combined Case & Interview
  • The Black Rhino

Connect 3Issue 3, June 2012

Features:
  • Are you an innovative case teacher?
  • Strategy for Success through Cases
Featured cases:
  • The Treasury and the Global Financial Crisis (A) & (B)
  • Twittamentary: Crowdsourcing a Project
  • Gulf-based case collection
  • British Petroleum (A), (B) & (C)

Connect 2Issue 2, April 2012

Features:
  • Classic cases - why do some cases stand the test of time?
  • The case writing workbook
Featured cases:
  • ALDI in Australia
  • Asahi Beer Enters the Russian Market
  • Massachusetts General Hospital's Pre-Admission Testing Area (PATA)
  • One Game to Rule Them All: Lord of the Rings Online and the MMO Market

Connect 1Issue 1, January 2012

Features:
  • Developing countries on the case
  • Help your students excel with cases
Featured cases:
  • A Grand Entrance? Li Ning's Emergence as a Global, Chinese Brand
  • Kaskazi Network Ltd: Disstributing to the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Max Foundation: Saving Children's Lives Through Business Model Innovation
  • Pioneering Healthy Quick Service Food: The Case of Yo! Sushi
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