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CEEMAN case writing competition

Now open: 2021 CEEMAN/Emerald case competition


Emerald and CEEMAN are delighted to announce that the 2021 CEEMAN/Emerald case writing competition is now open!

The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material relevant to the realities of dynamic and emerging economies and at the same time promote the development of case-writing capabilities in those countries. 

In the spirit of a fully inclusive competition, global submissions are encouraged. The co-organisers will support global exposure of the submitted high-quality cases through a direct link with the Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection (EMCS), a growing collection of over 690 case studies with teaching notes. All case submissions will be considered for international publication in EMCS.

We are pleased to offer feedback to authors of cases submitted to this competition early. If you submit your case before 21 March 2021, you will receive some feedback from the judges of the competition, and be able to revise and resubmit your case before 16 May 2021 for final judging.

Please note the early feedback will be brief, general comments on the focus of your case/teaching notes that will help you improve for the competition and is not full double blind peer review. You will receive in depth feedback once your case is submitted for peer review in EMCS.

The total CEEMAN/Emerald award prize pool is worth over €10,000, including €2,500 for the winner! Prizes are also awarded to the two runners-up.

How to Write a Winning Case Study Webinar

Join us on 2 February 2021 at our webinar to find out how to be in with a chance of winning the competition. Hear what makes the best case studies and learn what would make yours stand out among the crowd.

Register here


Compulsory submission criteria


  • Cases should have a developing and emerging markets focus (Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Middle East).
  • All cases should be teaching cases based on a real situation in a real company, with a clear decision-making situation, and prepared in accordance with case writing guidelines provided in the instructional materials below.
  • Academic (research) cases will not be accepted for evaluation by the jury.
  • Case studies submitted should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication in any ISSN/ ISBN-registered publication or with any other case-centre.
  • Cases will be automatically entered into the peer review process. Selected cases will be published in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection (ISSN 2045 0621). By participating in the competition, you are automatically agreeing to having your case study published in EMCS, provided it is accepted for publication after peer review and rounds of revision (if required).
  • All case studies must be accompanied by a consent to publish release form which has been completed and signed by the management of the company or individuals included in the case.

How to submit

Submissions should be made at When asked if you’re submitting to a case study competition please select “CEEMAN 2021”.

Important dates

  • How to write a winning case study webinar: 2 February 2021
  • Final submission deadline: 16 May 2021
  • Early case submission deadline: 21 March 2021
  • Award ceremony: Winners will be announced during the CEEMAN Annual Meeting at the CEEMAN Annual Conference, taking place on 22-24 September 2021 in Trieste, Italy.


For any additional information please contact:

Gabi Rundle
Emerald Cases Publisher
[email protected]
+44 (0)1274 785 2102


Živa Žmavc Thongvanh
CEEMAN Project Manager