Case writing competitions

Case competitions can play a role in highlighting the many skills involved in case writing, teaching and learning. They can benefit faculty, researchers and students and offer the opportunity to showcase expertise at business schools and universities. This page provides details of current case writing competitions.
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Amity Business School RENVOI Case Study Competition

The Renvoi case study competition, supported by The Case Centre, enables the narration of various business scenarios which require critical thinking and strategic decision making. It is a great source of learning with the potential to act as a benchmark for corporates to hone their decision-making skills for application in similar business situations.

Further information

e anupamar@amity.edu
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Arthur W. Page Society's Corporate Communications Case Study Competition

Deadline for submissions: 11 January 2018
Winners to be announced at the Arthur W. Page Society Spring Seminar, 5 April 2018 

The Arthur W. Page Society's Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), recognizes students' exploration of corporate communications as a critical management function.

Further information

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Baylor-NACRA Student Case Competition 

The Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise is offering $2,000 in prize money for the best student-written decision cases related to the intersection of entrepreneurial activity and public policy. Cases must be accompanied by an instructor’s manual and should be submitted to the NACRA annual meeting to be reviewed. A case may be authored by one to four undergraduate or graduate students who are either presently in school or have graduated within the last year.

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Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition

Deadline for submissions: 26 January 2018
Winners to be announced at IMA’s Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2018

The competition, sponsored jointly by IMA’s Committee on Ethics and IMA’s Professor-in-Residence, Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, works to develop and distribute teaching cases focused on business ethics, with a specific application to management accounting and finance issues. It’s open to accounting and finance academics as well as practitioners, and joint submissions are encouraged.

Further information

Marc Gerrone, IMA
e mgerrone@imanet.org
w https://www.imanet.org/-/media/95767bf3642749b497672e3563975ba4.ashx?la=en

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CEEMAN Case Writing Competition in partnership with Emerald

CEEMAN and Emerald are delighted to launch the 22nd Annual Case Writing Competition.The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material relevant for the realities of dynamic and emerging economies, and at the same time promote the development of case-writing capabilities in those countries. In the spirit of a fully inclusive competition, global submissions are encouraged.

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CEIBS: Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform and The Global Platform of China Cases (ChinaCases.Org) co-organised the 2015 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases. The aim was to promote research on unique management issues in the Chinese environment from a global perspective.

The Case Centre’s Director, Richard McCracken, sat on the International Expert Panel to help judge the entries.

Further information

www.chinacases.org

Results

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Dark Side Case Writing Competition

The Critical Management Studies (CMS) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) is pleased to sponsor the annual Dark Side Case Competition. The competition is designed to encourage and acknowledge case writing that addresses the dark side of contemporary capitalism.

Further information

w http://cms.aom.org/awards-and-competitions/dark-side-case-writing-competition/

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ECSB Case Writing Competition

ECSB are inviting submissions of original teaching cases that advance the field of entrepreneurship and small business. Cases must not have been previously published or submitted for review to a conference, book or journal.

Case study material will be disseminated through the ECSB website to ECSB members. A selection of the best cases will be published in an edited book of entrepreneurship case studies. Cases selected for the book will need to include a teaching note.

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2017

1st prize – ECSB membership for one year, ECSB Best Case Award Certificate, opportunity to publish in Book of Selected Cases.
2nd prize – ECSB Best Case Nominee Certificate, opportunity to publish in Book of Selected Cases.
3rd prize – ECSB Best Case Nominee Certificate, opportunity to publish in Book of Selected Cases.

Further information

e info@ecsb.org
w http://www.ecsb.org/ecsb-case-writing-competition-call-for-cases


EFMD Case Writing Competition

For the last thirty years, EFMD has been organising its yearly case writing competition. With a wide selection of categories that focus on specific issues, as well as specific regions of the world, the aim of the EFMD case competition is to encourage and support the writing and creation of new and innovative case material.

The 2017 edition of the EFMD Case Writing competition is now open, with the deadline for the submission of cases being 27 October 2017. Please click here for more information and access to the submission form.

This competition is supported by The Case Centre.

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Results

View a list of winners from: 20162015201420132012201120102009200820072006200520042003

EMERALD/AABS Case Study Competition

Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2017
Winners to be announced at the AABS Connect Conference, 20-22 May 2018 

The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material derived from real life situations in Africa.

With the rise of experiential learning, case studies remain a fundamental teaching tool in every subject area within the business school discipline. Those cases with a local focus are critical to developing business school curriculum in the emerging economies; Emerald and the AABS are devoted to developing high-quality cases focused on the African region.

A cash prize of US$1,500 will be awarded to the most outstanding case.

Further information

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E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

Public managers often find themselves working beyond their organisations to address policy implementation and service issues. Today's managers need to be successful operating in multi-organisational networked arrangements and with the public to solve problems that cannot be solved, or solved easily, by single organisations.

To stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations in this area, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University sponsors an annual competition. This competition seeks to encourage the development of new cases and new simulations to be used in teaching collaborative public management, networks, governance, and/or problem solving.

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Family Enterprise Case Competition

FECC is taking a sabbatical in 2018 as Grossman School of Business expands its physical facilities. The 6th edition will be held on 9-12 January 2019.

The Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) is hosted annually by the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont. Hundreds of the most promising young minds and thought leaders in family business travel from around the world to compete at FECC, in the hopes of not only winning the competition, but also networking and exchanging ideas with their family business peers.

Further information

http://www.uvm.edu/business/global_family_enterprise_case_competition

Results

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ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition

This competition is run by the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development at the Indian School of Business (ISB), in partnership with Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario, and is supported by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). The objective is to facilitate the build-up of high-quality, internationally benchmarked cases about Indian businesses by reaching out to a wide network of Indian and Global B Schools. The submitted cases are suitable for use in MBA classrooms across the globe.

Further information

Results

View a list of winners from: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013201220112010


Jansons School of Business Case Conference Competition

This competition, held in May 2016, was organised in collaboration with The Case Centre. Eminent professors from several business schools presented their cases and all those shortlisted will be published in CASTLE, the Jansons School of Business Case Journal.

Dr Sanjeev Prashar, Professor of Marketing at the Indian Institute of Management, Raipur, chaired the Marketing Management Track, and Dr S S Ganesh, Professor at Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore, chaired the Human Resource Management Track.Richard McCracken, Director of The Case Centre, helped to judge this competition.

Results

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John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition

Deadline for submissions:

  • 18 September 2017 (regular cases)
  • 16 October 2017 (short cases).

The competition will be held from 1-6 January 2018 in Montreal.

This annual case writing competition sets out to reach top case writers worldwide, who submit unpublished and untested business cases for use at The John Molson MBA International Case Competition. In 2017, to make the competition even more exciting, two of the seven cases are featured will have a different format: one “Short Case” and one “Live Case”.

  • The winning case writer will receive a prize of $10,000 CAD
  • Second place writer will receive $5,000 CAD
  • Third place writer will receive $3,000 CAD
  • Writers of all other cases used in ICC will receive $1,000 CAD.

Further information

Jesse Prent
Organiser, John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition
e cases@mbacasecomp.com
w http://mbacasecomp.com/competition/cases/

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oikos Case Writing Competition

Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2017

The oikos Case Writing Competition supports the writing of new high quality teaching cases on corporate sustainability, social entrepreneurship and sustainable finance. Submitted cases should be suitable for use in management, entrepreneurship or finance education and related to real issues faced by organisations and individuals. All case authors receive feedback from two experienced reviewers on their case in the first round, and, if they are among the five finalists in their track, feedback on their revised case in the second round.

The first prize in each track is 5000 Swiss Francs (second: CHF 2000 and third: CHF 1000).

Further information

Results

View winners from: 20172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052003

PMI Case Writing Competition

PMI has a strong commitment to advancing good project management curricula for both undergraduate and graduate programmes. To that end, this competition aims to generate teachable cases and instructors’ manuals relevant to the management of temporary organisations with similar dimensions to permanent organisations for use in the ongoing improvement of project management programmes.

The competition theme is ‘Project Management – Creating Value for Stakeholders’ and the deadline for entries is 1 May 2017. Entries may focus on any use of project management as an organisational force. Some examples include:

  • Disaster relief – planned but unexpected
  • Ethics and professionalism – the challenge of multiple stakeholders
  • Global projects – cultural difference and strategic consistency

Prizes for the top three cases are:

  • 1st Prize: US$3,000
  • 2nd Prize: US$2,000
  • 3rd Prize: US$1,000

Further information


Prestige Global Case Competition

The Case Centre is sponsoring this competition which will take place on 10 June 2017 at the Institute of Management, Gwalior. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2017.

Applicants can apply individually or as team, but must represent a business school or university. The principal author of the case must be a faculty member or doctoral student affiliated with a business school or university.

Cases must be about a business management situation in an Indian setting and written in English. The judging process will give equal importance to the case and the teaching note. The winner will receive a cash prize of 10,000 rupees.

Further information

e tarika.singh@prestigegwl.org
http://prestigegwl.org/Prestige%20Global%20Case%20Competition%202017.htm


The Case Centre Writing Competitions 2017/18

2016/17 competition winners announced

We run three global case writing competitions each year:

  • Outstanding Case Writer
  • Outstanding New Case Writer
  • Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic

The deadline for entries is 12 October 2017.

Outstanding Case Writer

Compete against the best case writers in the world.

Outstanding New Case Writer

New case writers from numerous organisations across the globe enter this hotly contested competition every year.

Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic

Disruptive Change is this year’s Hot Topic. This highly competitive contest attracts top-calibre entrants from organisations worldwide.

Prizes and recognition

The winner of each competition receives a prize of £1,150 ($1,400; €1,300) and a special trophy. We also announce the result to leading business press worldwide and invite the winner to feature on our website and in our newsletter, which is sent to 47,000 global subscribers.

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