oikos Case Writing Competition 2014

The annual oikos Case Writing Competition promotes the development of new high quality case studies on sustainability in management, entrepreneurship and finance. An international panel of more than 30 leading faculty evaluates the cases in a double-blind review process and gives written feedback to all authors. For each of the three tracks, the judging committee selects the winners and runners-up.

The jury may decide, as was the case this year in the newly launched third track ‘Sustainable Finance’, not to award a prize if none of the submitted cases meet the high requirements in terms of educational excellence, sustainability focus and innovativeness as defined by the competition. 

Corporate Sustainability Track

First prize

Organic Growth at Sonnentor
Dietmar Sternad
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences 

Second prize

IKEA and the Better Cotton Initiative
Stefano Pogutz
Università Bocconi, Italy

Third prize

Accenture Development Partnerships (A) & (B)
Michelle Rogan and Christiane Bode
INSEAD, France
Ref nos 314-176-1 and 314-177-1

Runner up

Barrick Gold: A Perfect Storm at Pascua Lama
Craig Smith and Erin McCormick
INSEAD, France
Ref no 714-039-1

Runner up

Terra Nova (A)
Gilles van Wijk and Alireza Ahmadsimab
ESSEC Business School, France 

Social Entrepreneurship Track

First prize

Communauto: A Big Idea for a Big Market
Raymond Paquin
Concordia University, Canada
Dror Etzion, James Povitz and Benjamin Gruber
McGill University, Canada 

Second prize

Clean Water Grow: ‘Go or No Go?’
Simon Ngawhika and Scott Marshall
Portland State University, USA

Third prize

Wellcome – Growth of a Social Enterprise
Karin Kreutzer and Magdalena Kloibhofer
European Business School, Germany

Runner up

MokshaYug Access (MYA) in India: Enriching India’s Dairy Farmers
Rajan Shah
Amity Research Centre, India
Ref no 814-047-1

Runner up

Mannat Foundation: Building Social Enterprise for the ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’
Trupti Karkhanis and Ritu Sinha
IES Management College & Research Centre, Mumbai, India
Ref no 315-259-1
 
For further information on this competition please visit the oikos foundation website

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