Top 40 Bestselling Case Authors 2018/19

Revealed...Welcome to The Case Centre's list of bestselling case authors for the academic year 2018/19.

A place in the top 40 is an extraordinary achievement, as over 8,000 case writers are registered with The Case Centre. A special congratulations to everyone on the list.

Discover the key trends in our infographic

First placeDebapratim Purkayastha

Debapratim Purkayastha makes it four years at the top of the bestselling case author tree. The ICFAI Business School Dean (Case Research Center) held on to his no.1 crown by selling over 21,000 of 231 cases in 2018/19. Huge congratulations to him. Find out more about Debapratim here

Highest new entry

Of the three new entries, London Business School’s Herminia Ibarra places highest on the list at no.34. Congratulations to Herminia.

Worldwide presence

For a second consecutive year, European schools have increased their presence in the top 40, rising from 37.5% to 42.5%. US schools still represent the largest percentage in the list at 45%, but down from last year’s 50%. Other trends include David A Garvin making the biggest move up the list from 28 in 2017/18 to 11 in 2018/19.

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
Christopher Bartlett W Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne David Collis John A Quelch
Christopher Bartlett W Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne David J Collis Elizabeth Grasby
Pierre Chandon David A Garvin Youngme Moon Robert Bruner
Pierre Chandon David A Garvin Youngme Moon Robert F Bruner
Jill Avery Wolfgang Ulaga Vivek Gupta Ramon Casadesus-Masanell
Jill Avery Wolfgang Ulaga

Vivek Gupta

Ramon Casadesus-Masanell
Benjamin Esty Benoit Leleux Krishna G Palepu G.V. Muralidhara
Benjamin Esty Benoit Leleux Krishna G Palepu G.V. Muralidhara
John A Quelch Nirmalya Kumar Pankaj Ghemawat Nader Tavassoli
John A Quelch Nirmalya Kumar Pankaj Ghemawat Nader Tavassoli
Kasra Ferdows Michael Lewis Jose A.D. Machuca David Dubois
Kasra Ferdows Michael Lewis Jose A.D. Machuca David Dubois
John Gabarro v Robert S Kaplan Jan W Rivkin
John J Gabarro Elie Ofek Robert S Kaplan Jan W Rivkin
Herminia Ibarra Srinivas K Reddy Jamie Anderson Carlos Cordon
Herminia Ibarra Srinivas K Reddy Jamie Anderson Carlos Cordon
Peter Killing Dominique turpin Ashok Som  
Peter Killing Dominique Turpin Ashok Som  

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 2019).

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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