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The Case Centre Awards 2019

Peter crowned Overall winner

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ESSEC Business School’s Peter O’Connor (third from left) received his 2019 Overall Award in France on Thursday 20 June.

The Case Centre Director Richard McCracken travelled to Cergy, 35 minutes north of the centre of Paris, to present the accolade to Peter, who is the Chaired Professor of Digital Disruption at ESSEC.

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The Overall prize is given to the most popular case across all nine categories, ranging from Entrepreneurship to Strategy and General Management.

Peter produced the winning case, Accor: Strengthening the Brand with Digital Marketing, with Jill Avery (Harvard Business School) and Chekitan S Dev (Cornell SC Johnson College of Business).

“This case is a great example of a superb collaboration between academics; bringing together different talents and expertise on a project,” said Richard. 

“One author specialises in marketing, another in the film industry and Peter understands digital disruption. Those three areas have made for a terrific case study, so it’s a fitting winner of our overall category.”

The award was presented to Peter at a lunchtime faculty meeting at ESSEC’s main campus in the heart of Cergy.

Read the winning case here.

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