Outstanding contribution to the case method 2012

The Outstanding contribution to the case method Award at the ecch Case Awards 2012 has been won by James A Erskine, Michiel R Leenders and Louise A Mauffette-Leenders of the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Over the past 40 years, Jim, Mike and Louise have conducted more than 400 case writing and case teaching workshops for thousands of participants in more than 50 countries. They are the co-authors of three case method textbooks: Learning with Cases, Teaching with Cases and Writing Cases, available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Carol Stephenson, Dean of the Richard Ivey School said, “The award of Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method gives worthy recognition to three remarkable individuals who have dedicated so much of their lives to teaching people worldwide how to get the most out of cases. Their work is at the heart of the great case tradition we have developed at Ivey and the school is delighted at this recognition.”

Jim ErskineJames A Erskine is Professor Emeritus at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada where he taught Operations Management. He has engineering and MBA degrees from Western University, Canada and a doctorate from Indiana University, USA. The recipient of several teaching awards, Jim is a 3-M teaching fellow recognising him as one of Canada's best university professors.

Mike LeendersMichiel R Leenders is the former Leenders Purchasing Management Association of Canada Chair and Professor Emeritus at Ivey. He received a degree in mining engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada, an MBA from Ivey and his doctorate from the Harvard Business School, USA. His contributions to the field of Supply Management have earned awards in Canada, Europe and the USA.

Louise Maufette-LeendersLouise A Mauffette-Leenders is a former case writer and research associate at Ivey, and has written more than 70 case studies in various areas of management, including the non-profit sector. She has taught with cases for more than 15 years in professional development programmes for social service providers. She holds a BA from Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, and a BBA and MBA from HEC Montréal, Canada.

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