oikos Case Writing Competition 2015

The annual oikos Case Writing Competition promotes the development of new high quality case studies on sustainability in management and entrepreneurship. An international panel of leading faculty evaluates the cases in a double-blind review process and gives written feedback to all authors.

Corporate Sustainability Track

First prize

Hopworks Urban Brewery: A Case of Sustainable Beer
Madeleine Pullman, Jacen Greene, Devin Liebmann, Nga Ho and Xan Pedisich
Portland State University

Second prize

Apple and Conflict Minerals: Ethical Sourcing for Sustainability
Debapratim Purkayastha and Adapa Srinivasa Rao
IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University
Ref no 615-066-1

Third prize

The German ‘Energiewende’: RWE’s Strategic Choice
Timo Busch and Marcel Richert
University of Hamburg

Runners-up

Planned Succession at Berrett-Koehler Publishers: Institutionalizing the “BK Way” and Protecting BK Values for Future Success
Murray Silverman and Sally Baack
San Francisco State University

From Sweatshops to Sustainability: Wal-Mart’s Journey in Bangladesh
Surojit Mahato and Indu Perepu
IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University
Ref no 715-062-1

Social Entrepreneurship Track

First prize

Fairphone: Organising for Sustained Social Impact
Onajomo Akemu, Gail Whiteman and Tao Yue
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Ref no 815-066-1

Second prize

Sistema Ser: Scaling Private Health Care for the Base of the Pyramid
Silke Bucher
HEC Montréal)
Urs Jäger and Andrea M. Prado
INCAE Business School

Third prize

Arunachalam Muruganantham: A Social Entrepreneur Innovating in a Woman’s World
 Doris Rajakumari John
Amity Research Centre
Ref no 715-039-1

Runners-up

Building a Sustainable Enterprise with the Power of Local Communities - The Journey of Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps
Saurav Kumar Das and Sanjana Grover
Xavier School of Management

Roba Amiga: Social Entrepreneurship in Textile Waste Management
Daniel Arenas, Pablo Sánchez and Solange Hai
ESADE Business School

Sustainable Finance Track

Winner

Dr Jim Yong Kim’s Dilemma: International Finance Corporation and the Tata Mundra Power Plant
Debapratim Purkayastha and Manish Agarwal
IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University
Ref no 115-081-1

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