The Case Centre Awards 2019

CBS professors Dana Minbaeva and Michael Mol receive their Case Awards

Dana Minbaeva and Michael Mol

Left: Richard McCracken and Dana Minbaeva. Right: Richard McCracken and Michael Mol

Dana Minbaeva, Professor of Strategic and Global Human Resource Management, and Michael Mol, Professor of Strategic and International Management, were presented with their Case Awards 2019 trophies on 18 September 2019.

The awards were presented by The Case Centre’s Director, Richard McCracken, at a special celebration at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) hosted by Gregor Halff, Dean of Education. In his welcome Gregor commented: “One of the biggest myths is that great researchers can’t also be great teachers and case writers. Dana and Michael disprove that myth, and I congratulate them for this.”

Alt textDana’s case, The Acquisition Experiences of KazOil, co-authored with ESCP Europe’s Maral Muratbekova-Touron, won the Free Case category. In accepting her award Dana said: “I have received multiple emails from faculty around the world who were really thankful to CBS for making this case free. I think that it’s our responsibility to make sure that, in countries where students or business schools don’t have funding to purchase cases, we bring cases to them, to ultimately democratise education.”

Alt textMichael’s winning Ivey Publishing case was co-authored with Sun Hye Lee from the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, and Warwick Business School’s Kamel Mellahi. The case, Apple and its Suppliers: Corporate Social Responsibility, won the Strategy and General Management category. On its popularity Michael commented: “The case focuses on one of the most valuable companies in the world, and this will always generate a lot of interest from students. But what’s interesting about our particular case is that it deals with a set of issues about Apple that haven’t been analysed as much, the ‘shadow’ side of Apple. It looks at some of the problems they have experienced in their supply chain in China, and at the issue of corporate responsibility.”

During the awards presentation Richard said: “Our annual awards recognise the impact that case writers have on teaching in the classroom. The cases that we’re recognising today are particularly strong, and this is not just my opinion, it’s the opinion of colleagues around the world who have chosen to use these cases in their own classrooms during the past year. I’m delighted to celebrate Dana and Michael’s success.”

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Our awards are presented to the most widely used cases across the globe in the past year in nine management categories and a free case category. We also present an Overall Winner Award, and Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method Award.

Our competitions celebrate exceptional case writers, first-time case writers; the best case in our ‘hot topic’ category; a remarkable compact case; and outstanding case teaching achievements.

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