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Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic

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We’re pleased to announce that the chosen topic for our 2021/22 Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic competition is 'Responding to Shocks'.

The topic

Cases submitted to this competition category can be in any business or management discipline, but must involve a shock which requires urgent action to be taken by the protagonist(s) featured in the case. The shock can be internal within the featured organisation, or external, but should be potentially catastrophic.

Prize and recognition

£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 43,300 global subscribers. See our previous winners

Who can enter?

You must be a business or management teacher to enter this competition. Cases can be written by a team of two or more authors. Students and research assistants can be part of your writing team, but a faculty member must lead the team.

What is required?

Your case must be relevant to the hot topic. It can be based on field research, published sources or generalised experience. You can submit a single case or case series.

Your case or case series must:

  • be in English
  • clearly identify a protagonist and supporting actors
  • articulate an issue, decision, problem or opportunity
  • be a maximum of 5,000 words in total, excluding exhibits (you can submit an abridged version of your case if it is over 5,000 words), or 25 minutes if it's a video case
  • include a teaching note (no word limit)
  • have been completed after 1 January 2020
  • have been tested at least twice in the classroom
  • be submitted to The Case Centre should it win its category.

How do I enter?

The 2021/22 competition is now open!

Click here to find out how to enter

Judging

The 2021/22 Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic competition will by judged by a panel of internationally renowned case method experts.

Find out what the judges are looking for

Key dates

1 March 2021 Competition opens
7 October 2021 Submission deadline
February/March 2022 Winner announced
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If you require any further information about this competition please contact Hazel.
 
Hazel Walker Hazel Walker
External Relations Manager
t +44 (0)1234 756418
e hazel@thecasecentre.org