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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Arthur W. Page Society’s Case Study Competition

Page, in alliance with the Institute for Public Relations, conducts an annual competition for the writing of original case studies by students enrolled in a school of business, communication or journalism and who are pursuing a degree that is focused on corporate communications and the practice of public relations.

The objectives of the competition are to introduce the practical applications of the core principles that define public relations as a critical function of management to scholars, teachers, and students, and encourage research that contributes to the profession's body of knowledge and provides practical suggestions on how to improve the corporate public relations function.

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Case writing competition: The Case for Women

Emerald Publishing, The Case For Women, and Forté are delighted to announce the launch of a case competition focused on female case protagonists.

The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material which positively represents real women in leadership positions in the workplace.

All case submissions will be considered for international publication in a new case collection published by Emerald Publishing as part of their eCase collection.

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CEEMAN & Emerald 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 first co-organised the Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases in 2015. 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, sits on the International Expert Panel to help judge the entries.

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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.

This competition is supported by The Case Centre.

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EMERALD/AABS Case Study Competition

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. All entries will be considered for publication in Emerald’s Emerging Markets Case Studies (EMCS) collection.

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E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

To further stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Syracuse University Maxwell School is sponsoring its thirteenth annual competition of E-PARCC. 

E-PARCC is a project of the “Collaborative Governance Initiative” launched in 2007.  It provides free online resources for those who teach collaborative public management, networks and public management, collaborative governance, international development, and collaborative problem solving around the world.

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HEC Montréal AEMBA Corporate Social Responsibility Case Writing Competition

The HEC Montréal MBA Students' Association (AEMBA, Association des Étudiants MBA des Hautes Études Commerciales inc.), in conjunction with the HEC Montréal MBA program, Pôle Ideos (Social Impact Center) and the International Journal of Case Studies in Management (IJCSM), is organizing a bilingual case writing competition.

This competition is open to any authors whose cases fit the criteria outlined below. 

The winning case in this competition will be used in the 12th edition of the AEMBA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Challenge to be held in March of 2021. During this case study competition, MBA students from all over the world are invited to reflect on and discuss complex issues related to corporate social and environmental responsibility. 

$4,000 Cdn will be awarded for the winning case. The prize will be awarded at the closing ceremony of the CSR challenge. If used in the March 2021 AEMBA CSR challenge, the runner-up case will also receive $2,000 Cdn

Entry deadline: 15 October 2020

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John Molson MBA International Case Writing Competition

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. 

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oikos Case Writing Competition

The oikos Case Writing Competition supports the writing of new high-quality teaching cases on corporate sustainability, social entrepreneurship and sustainable finance.

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The Case Centre Writing Competitions

2019/20 competition winners announced

We run four global case writing competitions each year:

  • Outstanding Case Writer
  • Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic 'UN Sustainable Development Goals'
  • Outstanding Compact Case
  • Outstanding New Case Writer

The 2020/21 competitions will open on 2 March 2020.

Outstanding Case Writer

Don't miss this chance to compete with other leading case writers and have your case writing skills independently judged by our panel of case experts. Your case can be about any management topic.

Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the chosen subject of the 2020/21 Hot Topic competition. Cases submitted to this competition can be in any business or management discipline, but must address a topic relating to one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Outstanding Compact Case

Cases entered in this competition can be on any management topic, but must be a maximum of five pages long, including appendices, exhibits and footnotes.

Outstanding New Case Writer

This is a unique opportunity to have your case writing skills assessed by our independent experts in competition with other new case writers worldwide. You can write about any management topic.

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 52,000 global subscribers.

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