Our website is having a makeover! www.thecasecentre.org will be unavailable from 10h (BST) on Saturday 31 July until 17h on Sunday 1 August while our team makes the new site live.

2019 EFMD Case Writing Competition Winners

The winners of the 2019 EFMD Case Writing Competition can now be revealed.

Like last year, 17 diverse management-related categories were available to enter, ranging from African Business Cases to Supply Chain Management. More than 550 cases were submitted, showcasing the very best case writing and teaching at schools of business and management worldwide.

Richard McCracken, The Case Centre Director, said: “The cases submitted to the EFMD Case Writing Competition are always of a high standard, and 2019 is no different. The competition rightly highlights the fantastic work being carried out by case authors around the world, and The Case Centre is proud to support that.”

The 2019 success stories include the winners of The Case Centre’s 2020 Outstanding Case Writer Award (TOMTOM: Mapping the Course from B2C to B2B) and Caren Scheepers, the current holder of the Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method prize.

All cases are up-to-date, reflecting social and economic changes from all across the globe yet provide a deep learning and inspiring experience for students.

Congratulations to all winners!

Category winners

African Business Cases

Sponsored by China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
SweepSouth South Africa: Contextually Intelligent Female Leadership of Entrepreneurial Domestic Services
Tracey Toefy and Caren Scheepers
University of Pretoria

Bringing Technology to Market

Sponsored by ESMT Berlin
TOMTOM: Mapping the Course from B2C to B2B
Steven Sweldens, Stefano Puntoni, Niela Kleinsmith and Tao Yue, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Matthieu Campion, formerly at TomTom Automotive

Continuous Improvement: The Journey to Excellence

Sponsored by Instituto Internacional San Telmo Instituto Internacional San Telmo – Cátedra Mayoral de Mejora Continua
Northwestern Memorial Hospital: Smoothing Material Flow Through the Receiving Area
John Nicholas, Loyola University of Chicago
Paul Suett, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Hussam Bachour, University of Chicago Medicine

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsored by ESC PAU Business School
Barry Callebaut: Forever Chocolate
Craig Smith and Ron Soonieus, INSEAD
Lisa Duke, Independent author


Sponsored by emlyon business school
Developing an Effective Corporate Innovation System: The Case of the Bosch Group
Ann-Kathrin Leiting, Jana Thiel and Bart Clarysse
ETH Zurich

Family Business

Sponsored by Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut
Technology Park Company: Harvesting the Fruits of a Family Business
Ashraf Sheta, Gamila Ibrahim, Ahmed Darwich, Ahmed El Tahan, Ali Fouda and Farah El Misalami
American University in Cairo

Finance and Banking

Sponsored by Portsmouth Business School
JP Morgan Chase & Co. – Creating a Next-Gen Banking Experience Powered by Digital
Anil Anirudhan and Sanjib Dutta
ICFAI Business School (IBS)

Hidden Champions

Sponsored by Hidden Champions Institute, ESMT Berlin
Digitally-powered Customer-centricity in the Industrial Gas Sector: The Air Liquide-Airgas Merger
David Dubois, INSEAD
Jean-Michel Moslonka, Agalio

Inclusive Business Models

Sponsored by IMD business school
BanaPads: To Grow or Not to Grow? That is the Question
Luisa Alemany, London Business School
Nicholas Andreou, Big Society Captial
Alma Gutierrez, Elevar Equity

Indian Management Issues and Opportunities

Sponsored by EFMD
Pepperfry.com: Turning the Tables on Disruption
Amit Joshi and Ivy Buche
Institute for Management Development (IMD)

EFMD would like to extend gratitude to the jury, Prof. Radha R. Sharma, Prof. Vaidyanathan Jayaraman and Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal for their expertise and contribution

Innovative People Leadership Solutions in International Intergovernmental and Not-for-profit Organisations

Sponsored by AHRMIO
Managing the Growth of an Innovative Subsidiary in the Voluntary Sector: Fondation Caritas France, an Offshoot of Secours Catholique

Arthur Gautier
ESSEC Business School

Latin American Business Cases

Sponsored by Universidad Externado de Colombia
Cinépolis SA de CV and KLIC: Rising to the Streaming Challenge

Francisco Gil-White, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

MENA Business Cases

Sponsored by HEC Paris in Qatar
Almajid Limited: The Tumultuous Journey of a Multigenerational Enterprise in Saudi Arabia (Parts A, B, C & D)
Virginia Bodolica, America University of Sharjah
Martin Spraggon, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Responsible Business

Sponsored by School of Business, The American University in Cairo
Voles System’s Bribery Accusations in China
Daniel Han Ming Chng, Xin Pi and Liman Zhao
China Europe International Business School

Responsible Leadership

Sponsored by University of San Diego – School of Business Administration
PMI’s Vision of a Smoke-Free Future: Can a Tobacco Company be Sustainable
Vanina Farber and Natalia Olynec
Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Supply Chain Management

Sponsored by Coventry Business School
Workshop: Building an Industry 4.0 Transformation Roadmap
Ralf W. Seifert and Richard Markoff
Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Women in Business

Sponsored by IMD
Google LLC: The Diversity Manifesto and Leader Candour
Raymond Chiu, Brock University
Fernando Olivera, Ivey Business School

Share this page:

Popular cases

Gold star cases
A good way of getting an insight in to how effective a product is in the classroom is to know more about its popularity with your colleagues.
Our product search is designed to help you find good cases quickly but we also provide some handy lists of award winning and best-selling cases for you to browse.