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The Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2017

We’ve rolled out the red carpet to celebrate our global awards and competitions – the case method community’s annual ‘Oscars’.

Our deserving winners highlight the continuing relevance of the case method and its unparalleled role in transforming the lives and careers of thousands of people worldwide.

We’re currently out and about presenting trophies to our award and competition winners at various locations around the globe. View pictures

Winners in full

Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method   Outstanding Case Teacher   Overall Winner
Rebecca Weintraub
Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University

Wouter De Maeseneire
Vlerick Business School

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

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

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

Robert A. Burgelman, Robert Siegel and Jason Luther
Stanford Graduate School
of Business

CULT Girl: Responsible Management and 
Self-Management of Subjectivity at Work
Rasmus Johnsen and
Navid Baharlooie
Copenhagen Business School

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


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

Sia Siew Kien, Christina Soh, Peter Weill and Yvonne Chong
Nanyang Business School

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


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


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

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

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

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


The 2017 awards will be presented to the winning authors at a series of ceremonies around the world.

Read the press release

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