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The Case Centre Awards 2018

Andreas and Torben have global appeal

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L-R: Richard McCracken, Andreas Rasche, Torben Juul Andersen and Gregor Halff

The Case Awards 2018 presentations continued in Denmark on Tuesday afternoon (17 April), as Copenhagen Business School’s Andreas Rasche and Torben Juul Andersen received their accolades.

Andreas, winner of the Ethics and Social Responsibility prize, and Torben, victor in the newly-introduced Free Case category, were honoured before CBS’ Dean of Education Gregor Halff, The Case Centre Director Richard McCracken, and faculty staff over lunch in the School’s Dalgas Have building.

richard speaking“It’s a pleasure to return to Copenhagen Business School, where you can clearly see a very high quality of case writing, and big support for the case method in general,” said Richard, who’s in his tenth year as The Case Centre Director.

“Andreas and Torben are both worthy winners, as their cases really have been used on a global scale – 34 organisations in 21 countries.”

Ethic categoryAndreas’ award-winning case ‘Sustainability as Opportunity: Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan’ examines Unilever’s approach to sustainability as a strategic opportunity rather than a risk that needs to be managed.

Andreas, Professor of Business in Society in CBS’ Department of Management, Society and Communication, said: “This award means a lot to me as it shows a big appreciation of the development of teaching materials, which I consider to be an important part of the life of an educator, and especially a professor at a business school.”

free caseMeanwhile, Torben’s case, British Petroleum: From Texas City to the Gulf of Mexico and Beyond, focuses on two decades of continual crisis management at BP.

Torben, Professor of Strategy and International Management in CBS’ Department of International and Economics Management, added: “It’s a big honour to receive this award as people are clearly finding our teaching material useful, which was the underlying idea of working on the case. It’s a great pleasure to know that this is the case."

Hear the CBS duo discuss their cases in great detail in the below videos.

Meet winners Andreas Rasche and Torben Juul Andersen

Andreas discusses what makes a good Ethics case, using both field research and published sources, and why the case works so well with students.

Torben talks about the advantages of teaching your own cases and the biggest challenge when producing a case.

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