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ecch launches new Innovation in Case Teaching competition

11 June 2012

ecch's new competition category, Innovation in Case Teaching, is designed to recognise dedicated management educators that are achieving excellence through innovative, creative approaches to case teaching. The category forms part of the ecch Case Awards that have been presented annually since 1991 to honour outstanding achievement in case development and to raise the profile of the case method of learning.

This award is intended to encourage innovation in case teaching in its widest sense. Entrants must be teachers of management education with a current position at an academic or corporate organisation and should have practiced their innovative use of cases with students after November 2010. The submission deadline for entries is 30 November 2012.

The winning teacher, or team of teachers, will receive a single prize of €1,500.


The Innovation in Case Teaching competition category will be judged by the following panel of internationally renowned case teachers and authors:

  • David A. Garvin is the C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He joined the Business School faculty in 1979 and has since then taught courses in leadership, general management, and operations in the MBA and Advanced Management programs, as well as serving as chair of the Elective Curriculum and faculty chair of the School's Teaching and Learning Center. He has also taught in executive education programs and consulted for over fifty organizations around the globe. David has written over a hundred case studies, many of which are best-sellers.
  • Ulrich Hommel is Full Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance, Accounting and Real Estate at EBS Business School. Next to his academic work, Ulrich is an Associate Director of Quality Services at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in Brussels and is, in that role, involved in the management of the EQUIS and EPAS accreditation systems. He is also the Director of the Research & Surveys Unit at EFMD.
  • Nirmalya Kumar is Professor of Marketing, Director of Centre for Marketing, and Co-Director for Aditya V. Birla India Centre at London Business School. He has taught at Harvard, IMD, London Business School, and Northwestern University, and has been a consultant to over 50 Fortune 500 Companies. Nirmalya is the recipient of five ecch Case Awards and is the author of the ecch best-selling case of all time, easyJet: The Web’s Favourite Airline.
  • Richard McCracken is Director of ecch. Richard regularly represents the case community at conferences, workshops and competitions as both a speaker and moderator and is on the judging panel for the annual ecch and EFMD case writing competitions.

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