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2018-19 Emerald/AABS
Case Study Competition


Maximise your potential and compete with the brightest minds in Africa

The 2018-2019 Emerald/AABS Case Study Competition is now closed – judging in progress.

The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material derived from real life situations in Africa.

With the rise of experiential learning, case studies remain a fundamental teaching tool in every subject area within the business school discipline. Those cases with a local focus are critical to developing business school curriculum in the emerging economies; Emerald and the AABS are devoted to developing high-quality cases focused on the African region.

The prize fund is $2,250 and will be split as follows:

  • US$1,500
  • US$500
  • US$250

The winners will be announced at the AABS Connect Conference, which is to be held at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town in South Africa on 7-9 June 2019, and we would like the winners to be there.


One of the applicants must be of African origin and be based at an African institution. All case submissions that fulfil the criteria will be considered for international publication.

How to enter

Entries should be submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscripts submission and peer review system. Registration and access can be found at: When prompted, please select the AABS special issue as the issue to which you are submitting.

All cases must be prepared in accordance with the Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection author guidelines. Page two of the guidelines contains instructions on submitting through ScholarOne Manuscripts.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Case title page
  • Case
  • Case teaching note
  • A Consent to Publish Release Form signed by the management of the company or individuals included in the case

Important dates

  • Submission deadline – 31st March 2019
  • AABS Connect Conference – 7-9 June 2019, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • AABS Case Studies submitted by Member Schools can be accessed on the AABS website

Please note

Permissions documentation must be supplied for any content that is not of the author’s own making, including tables and figures from other sources. Please read Emerald’s permissions guidelines

Full Harvard-style referencing must be used for secondary data sources.

Important note

Cases will be automatically entered into the peer review process. Selected cases will be published in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies [EEMCS] collection [ISSN 2045-0621]. By participating in the competition, you are automatically agreeing to having your case study published in EEMCS, providing it is accepted for publication after peer review and rounds of revision [if required].

Meet our previous winners

Image: Mr Christopher Human (left) & Dr Geoff Bick with their winners' certificate."The competition provided an excellent opportunity and incentive to contribute to the body of teaching cases from (and for) the African continent." Find out more...

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Contact information

Image: Talita Opperman.Talita Opperman
Account Management Executive
Emerald Publishing Limited
Tel: +27 (0) 11 502 1620



Mamodise Mailula
Programme Manager
Association of African Business Schools
Tel: +27 11 771 4382


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