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EFMD Case Writing Competition

Rewarding innovative cases in management development

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Innovation and creativity

With the support of the Case Centre and our category sponsors, the case writing competition encourages innovative and impactful case writing and teaching. Take part in this yearly case writing competition, organised since 1988.

Impact on management development

Through seventeen categories representing critical managerial areas, you can contribute to management development and some of its future challenges.

Join a learning community

You get a chance to be assessed by an international judging panel, who reviews more than 400 cases every year; have an impact on teaching management development and join a community of outstanding innovators.

Evaluation criteria

  1. Content: The ability to create a strong and interesting learning experience
  2. Form: A good balance between a well-told story and sufficient data 
  3. The teaching notes: Accompanying each submission to enhance the learner’s experience
  4. Innovation: Ideas should improve teaching and student engagement
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"We are honored to be recognized with this achievement. We hope this case will help business executives and scholars better understand how multinational corporations can successfully address the demand from the bottom of the pyramid by establishing and managing innovation centers in emerging markets.”

Haiyang Li

Rice University, the United States
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“It is an honour to be one of the winners of the EFMD case competition and represent Dalhousie’s Rowe School of Business. My case developed a new technology to enable the cement industry to sequester carbon.”

Peggy Cunningham

Dalhousie University, Canada

CASE WRITING AWARDS BENEFITS

  • SHOWCASE

    Be published by the Case Centre and gain wide visibility across the EFMD network

  • AWARD

    Get a chance to be awarded with €2000, applicable to all the winning cases

  • INSPIRE

    Impact students of management institutions across the globe and practitioners seeking innovations

  • SHARE

    Engage with incumbent organisations in discussing strategic business solutions

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2018 EDITION

June: Submission Open
November 9th: Deadline for Case Submission
April: Winners Announcement

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

AFRICAN BUSINESS CASES

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Cases addressing business situations occurring within an African company or cases describing operation of European companies on the African continent.

BRINGING TECHNOLOGY TO MARKET

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The traditional strengths of European and US companies lie in their advanced technologies and the advantages these provide to sound innovations. In some industries this leading edge has begun to recede, how should companies deal with it?

Continuous Improvement:
the Journey to Excellence

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Continuous Improvement emphasizes the need to create a culture of progress among companies, permanent change in search of competitiveness, and excellence to improve the business over time. Cases should focus on specific projects leading toward greater efficiency, productivity and the creation of value for clients, which eventually become part of the company’s philosophy.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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Cases addressing innovative ways companies manage the demands for socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Cases can come from any disciplinary perspective (operations, strategy, finance, etc.).

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Entrepreneurial processes are present in large organisations as well as in public and social sectors. Cases which address entrepreneurship within these broad sectors are invited.

EURO-MEDITERRANEAN MANAGERIAL PRACTICES AND ISSUES

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The objectives of this category are to help the development of studies on the theoretical and practical approaches of the Euro-Mediterranean style of management. It covers the analysis of managerial practices of companies and people whose actions have as territories the "areas" of Southern Europe, of North of Africa and the Middle East.

FAMILY BUSINESS

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This category welcomes case studies featuring inter-disciplinary coverage of family business entrepreneurship related issues. Scholars and other research practitioners are invited to submit case studies addressing various themes: strategy development of a new start-up; family business serial entrepreneurship and many more.

FINANCE AND BANKING

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Cases submitted for this category should have a clear link to business situations occurring in the sector of Finance and Banking.

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS MODELS

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Cases embracing inclusive business models, i.e. commercially viable models that include the poor on the demand side as clients and customers, and on the supply side as employees, producers and business owners at various points in the value chain. These firm-level case studies will provide insights into the effects inclusive business models have on communities, environment and profitability.

INDIAN MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Cases addressing the unique characteristics of Indian businesses within an Indian company in India or any other country; or within the Indian operations of a foreign company.

LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS CASES

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Cases describing business development in Latin America, which can feature all types of disciplines of the Business Administration (Strategy, Foresight, Innovation, Marketing, Internationalization, Human Resources, etc.) and cover challenges related to internalisation of the regional companies and many more.

MENA BUSINESS CASES

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The MENA Business Cases category focuses on the MENA region, which is experiencing fast development, and whose prospects are promising. Contribute to business cases in the MENA region and stimulate the development of teaching materials related to the main issues characterizing the region.

RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP

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The exercise of ethical, values-based leadership in the pursuit of economic and societal progress and sustainable development is based on a recognition of the interconnectedness of the world. Cases are welcomed which address challenges business leaders face as the operating environment of corporations becomes more complex.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Cases covering all aspects of Supply Chain Management, including: Supply Chain Strategy; Outsourcing Strategy; Supplier Relationship Management, Demand Management, Operation Management, Distribution and Warehouse Management or Cases insisting upon the Supply Chain approach.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODEL

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Cases showing the needs and benefits of integrating sustainability in the business model compared to traditional approaches. Sustainable business models can come from a variety of sectors and include business models from a start-up, as well as from innovations in bigger enterprises.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION SYSTEM

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Cases addressing the reduction of the negative climate impact of production systems by decarbonising feedstocks, increasing production process efficiency, redesigning products and improving recycling opportunities. The redesign of products to lower emissions of the production process; launching of new products with low carbon emissions and many more are of interest.

URBAN TRANSITION CHALLENGES

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Cases addressing European cities’ solutions for the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. Cases can focus on city infrastructure, building infrastructure, and innovative business models for city transformation where upfront investment power is weak.

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