2016-17 Emerald/AABS
Case Study Competition


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Emerald and the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) are delighted to announce the winners of the 2016-2017 Emerald/AABS Case Study Competition.

This year saw a record number of submissions of a very high quality. This was apparent as the judges couldn’t decide between two so decided to award a joint first place. The winners were announced at the AABS Connect Conference on 14-16 May 2017, at The American University in Cairo Business School, and we were delighted that some of the winners could be there.

Joint first place - Liezl Rees and Lyal Whyte, University of Pretoria Gordon Institute of Business Science for “Dangote’s Expansion: Driving African Capitalism”

Joint first place - Fatima Hamdulay and Himanshu Vidhani, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business for “The Evolution of Lean Thinking at K-Way - Where to Next?”

Third place - Uchenna Uzo and Prof. Louis Nzegwu, Pan Atlantic University Lagos Business School & University of Wisconsin-Platteville for “Indomie Noodles in Africa: Lessons on Digital and Cultural Branding”

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 2017-2018 Emerald/AABS Case Study Competition will be launched on Tuesday 1 August, so please check back here then. Also check our Emerald Africa Facebook page for more details.

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 Group Publishing Limited
Tel: +27 (0) 11 502 1620

E-mail: topperman@emeraldinsight.com


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

E-mail: mamodise@aabschools.com

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