The Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2017

And the winner is…

We’re currently out and about presenting trophies to our award and competition winners at various locations around the globe. It’s a great privilege to meet so many outstanding case method practitioners and be able to congratulate them personally on their success.

Could you be a winner? Our international competitions are currently open for entries. Find out more

Award winners

Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method   Outstanding Case Teacher   Overall Winner
Rebecca Weintraub
Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University
Presentation: 26 April 2017

Wouter De Maeseneire
Vlerick Business School
Presentation: 15 May 2017

  Tesla Motors: Business Model Configuration
Erwin Hettich and
Günter Müller-Stewens
University of St Gallen
Presentation: 28 February 2017

Management category award winners

Economics, Politics and Business Environment   Entrepreneurship   Ethics and Social Responsibility

UCSD: A Cancer Cluster in the Literature Building? (A)
Laurel C. Austin
Copenhagen Business School
Presentation: 17 October 2017

  Axel Springer in 2014:
Strategic Leadership of
the Digital Media Transformation

Robert A. Burgelman, Robert Siegel and Jason Luther
Stanford Graduate School
of Business
Presentation: 11 April 2017


CULT Girl: Responsible Management and 
Self-Management of Subjectivity at Work

Rasmus Johnsen and
Navid Baharlooie
Copenhagen Business School
Presentation: 7 April 2017

Finance, Accounting and Control   Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour   Knowledge, Information and Communication Systems Management

Henkel: Building a Winning Culture
Robert L. Simons
and Natalie Kindred
Harvard Business School


Oxipouco: An Endangered Species Resource Negotiation
(A) & (B)

Horacio Falcão
Presentation: 12 June 2017


Rewiring the Enterprise for Digital Innovation:
The Case of DBS Bank

Sia Siew Kien, Christina Soh, Peter Weill and Yvonne Chong
Nanyang Business School
Peter Weill: 10 October 2017
Sia Siew Kien, Christina Soh and Yvonne Chong: 16 October 2017


Marketing   Production and Operations Management   Strategy and General Management

Ombre, Tie-dye, Splat Hair: Trends or Fads?
‘Pull’ and ‘Push’ Social Media Strategies at L’Oréal Paris

David Dubois and Katrina Bens
Presentation: 12 June 2017


Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer
Kasra Ferdows, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University; Jose A.D. Machuca, Universidad de Sevilla; Michael Lewis, University of Bath School of Management
Jose A.D. Machuca: 7 June 2017

Michael Lewis: 4 July 2017

Kasra Ferdows: 17 August 2017


Nespresso: What Next?
Jamie Anderson, Antwerp Management School; Nader Tavassoli, London Business School; Mark Collins, Independent Research Associate
Presentation: 8 June 2017

Competition winners

Outstanding Case Writer   Outstanding New Case Writer   Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic 'Big Data-Risks and Opportunities'

The Maggi Noodle Safety Crisis in India (A), (B) & (C)
Karthik Ramanna and
Radhika Kak
Harvard Business School
21 September 2017

  Engino Toys: Staying in China or Moving to Europe?
Olga Kandinskaia 
Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)
Presentation: 3 May 2017

Recruit Japan: Harnessing
Data to Create Value
Howard Yu, Thomas W. Malnight and Ivy Buche
Presentation: 28 April 2017

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