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2015-16 Emerald/AABS Case Study Competition

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Supporting the dissemination of knowledge for the social good in Africa


Emerald and the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) are delighted to announce the launch of the 2015-2016 Emerald/AABS Case Study Competition. 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.

A cash prize of US$1,500 will be awarded to the most outstanding case.


Applicants must be of African origin or 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:

  1. Case title page
  2. Case
  3. Case teaching note
  4. A Consent to Publish Release Form signed by the management of the company or individuals included in the case.

Important dates

Submission deadline: 2 March 2016.
AABS Connect Conference: 23-25 May 2016 at Lagos Business School, Nigeria.

Important information

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.

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].

AABS Case Studies submitted by Member Schools can be accessed on the AABS website.


Jamie Allen
Editorial Assistant
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Tel: +44(0) 1274 515675


Mamodise Mailula
AABS Administrator & Marketing Co-ordinator
Secretariat Office Manager
Association of African Business Schools
Tel: +27 11 771 4382

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