The Case Centre Award winners

Outstanding Case Writer Competition: Hot TopicOutstanding Case Writer Competition: Hot Topic

This category was introduced in 2011. These awards were previouly known as the ecch Case Awards (2011-2013).

2021 - Topic: UN Sustainable Development Goals

Barnana: Adventures in Upcycling
Jeremy Dann
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC Marshall School of Business
Ref SCG-576

2020 - Topic: Diversity and Discrimination

Mirvac: Building Balance (A) & (B)
Zoe Kinias and Felicia A Henderson
Ref 420-0009-1 and 420-0009-1B


The hot topic competition did not run in 2019.

2018 - Topic: Disruptive Change

The TAG Heuer Carrera Connected Watch: Swiss Avant-Garde for the Digital Age (A) & (B)
L Felipe Monteiro and Anne-Marie Carrick
Ref 317-0113-1 and 317-0113-1B

2017 - Topic: Big Data – Risks and Opportunities

Recruit Japan: Harnessing Data to Create Value
Howard Yu, Thomas W. Malnight and Ivy Buche
Ref IMD-7-1825

2016 - Topic: East Meets West

GE Healthcare India (A), (B) and (C)
Wolfgang Ulaga and Athanasios Kondis
Ref IMD-5-0800, IMD-5-0801 and IMD-5-0802

2015 - Topic: Digital Transformation

Hello bank! The Birth of a Mobile Bank
Steve Muylle and Stijn Viaene
Vlerick Business School
Ref 315-042-1

2014 - Topic: Crisis as Opportunity

Vodafone in Egypt: National Crises and Their Implications for Multinational Corporations
Urs Müller and Shirish Pandit
ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Ref ESMT-714-0144-1

2013 - Topic: The Business of Sport

Defining the Purpose for Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA
Urs Müller and Ulrich Linnhoff, ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Bernhard Pellens, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Ref ESMT-713-0134-1

2012 - Topic: Social Media and Change

One Game to Rule Them All: Lord of the Rings Online and the MMO Market
Hanna Halaburda, Ivan Nausieda, Robert McKeon and William Collis
Harvard Business School
Ref 9-712-434

2011 - 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 IMD-4-0302

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