ecch Case Awards 2011


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Outstanding contribution to the case method

Professor Kamran Kashani, IMD

Overall winner

Apple Inc. in 2010
David B Yoffie and Renee Kim
Harvard Business School
Ref no 9-710-467

Economics, Politics and Business Environment

Philips versus Matsushita: The Competitive Battle Continues
Christopher A Bartlett
Harvard Business School
Ref no 9-910-410


Facebook's Platforms
Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Thomas R Eisenmann, David Chen and Brian Feinstein
Harvard Business School
Ref no 9-808-128

Ethics and Social Responsibility

IKEA's Global Sourcing Challenge: Indian Rugs and Child Labor (A)
Christopher A Bartlett, Vincent Dessain and Anders Sjöman
Harvard Business School
Ref no 9-906-414

Finance, Accounting and Control

Southwest Airlines 2008
Andrew C Inkpen
Thunderbird School of Global Management
this case has been withdrawn from the Thunderbird case collection

Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

Richard Murphy and the Biscuit Company (A)
Michael Jarrett and Kyle Ingram
London Business School
Ref no 408-083-1

Knowledge, Information and Communication Systems Management

Knowledge Management Initiatives at IBM
Vivek Gupta, Indu Perepu and Sachin Govind
IBS Center for Management Research
Ref no 909-018-1


Xiameter: The Past and Future of a 'Disruptive Innovation'
Kamran Kashani and Inna Francis
Ref no IMD-5-0702

Production and Operations Management

Lego: Consolidating Distribution (A)
Carlos Cordon, Ralf W Seifert and Edwin Wellian
Ref no IMD-6-0315

Strategy and General Management

Google Inc.
Benjamin Edelman and Thomas R Eisenmann
Harvard Business School
Ref no 9-910-036

Case writing competition 'Hot topic': Renewable and sustainable energy, technology and development

Playing to Win: Leadership and Sustainability at ESB Electric Utility
George Kohlrieser, Francisco Szekely and Sophie Coughlan
Ref no IMD-4-0302

Case writing competition: New case writer

Tango vs Victor (A & B)
Franco Quillico and Gregory Moscato
International University of Monaco
Ref no 110-062-1 and 110-063-1


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