Top 40 Bestselling Case Authors 2017/18

Revealed...Welcome to The Case Centre's list of bestselling case authors for the academic year 2017/18

Over 8,000 case writers are registered with The Case Centre, making a top 40 spot a special achievement. Many congratulations to everyone who made the list.

First placeDebapratim Purkayastha

For a third successive year ICFAI Business School Dean (Case Research Center) Debapratim Purkayastha is our bestselling case author, selling just under 19,000 copies of his cases during 2017/18. Special congratulations to him. Find our more about Debapratim here

Discover the key trends in our infographic

Highest new entry

Ivey Business School’s Elizabeth Grasby certainly made an impression on this year’s top 40. The recently retired Professor Emeritus came in at an impressive no.13 on the list. Congratulations to Elizabeth. Find out more about her here

Global shift

Interestingly, the top 40 has seen an increase in European and Asian schools featured, rising from 33% to 37.5% and 10% to 12.5% respectively. North America is still well represented with 50% - down from last year’s 57%.

Unique perspective

Our top 40 bestselling authors, who represent renowned business schools around the world, provide a fascinating insight into how the case method works for them and tips on how to write a good case. Simply follow the links below to find out more about their cases and passion for the case method.

Meet our bestselling authors ...

Debapratim Purkayastha Kamran Kashani David Yoffie Robert Simons
Debapratim Purkayastha Kamran Kashani David B Yoffie Robert Simons
Vivek Gupta Christopher Bartlett W Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne Robert Bruner

Vivek Gupta

Christopher Bartlett W Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne Robert F Bruner
Benjamin Esty Youngme Moon Robert S Kaplan John A Quelch
Benjamin Esty Youngme Moon Robert S Kaplan Elizabeth Grasby
Krishna G Palepu John A Quelch Jill Avery v
Krishna G Palepu John A Quelch Jill Avery Elie Ofek
Pierre Chandon Peter Killing Kasra Ferdows Michael Lewis
Pierre Chandon Peter Killing Kasra Ferdows Michael Lewis
Jose A.D. Machuca Benoit Leleux David Collis Pankaj Ghemawat
Jose A.D. Machuca Benoit Leleux David J Collis Pankaj Ghemawat
Hau L Lee Ramon Casadesus-Masanell David A Garvin Jan W Rivkin
Hau L Lee Ramon Casadesus-Masanell David A Garvin Jan W Rivkin
Nader Tavassoli Wolfgang Ulaga Vincent Dessain Nirmalya Kumar
Nader Tavassoli Wolfgang Ulaga Vincent Dessain Nirmalya Kumar
Jamie Anderson Ashok Som G.V. Muralidhara Ashok Som
Jamie Anderson Ashok Som G.V. Muralidhara David Dubois
Juan Alcacer Jean-Louis Barsoux Ali Farhoomand  
Juan Alcacer Jean-Louis Barsoux Ali Farhoomand  

Please note that every effort was made to ensure all biographical information and detail concerning each author was correct at the time of publication (22 October 2018).

If you believe any inaccuracies have occurred, please do contact paddy@thecasecentre.org and we’ll be happy to make any necessary changes.

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