CEEMAN case writing competition
Competition now closed
The 2021 CEEMAN/Emerald case writing competition is now closed.
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.
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.
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.
- Submission deadline now closed.
- 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.
CEEMAN and Emerald are delighted to announce the winners of the 26th Annual Case Writing Competition.
A total number of 63 cases from 15 countries (Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, UAE, UK, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan) were submitted for the competition.
The judging panel consisted of Vladimir Nanut, MIB School of Management, Italy; Al Rosenbloom, Dominican University, USA; and Leif Sjoblom, IMD, Switzerland. The panel selected short-listed cases, reviewed them, and evaluated them based on the competition criteria.
Biotronik: Bypassing the commodity trap of medical devices in South African healthcare, Geoff Bick and Stephanie Barden, University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business, South Africa
“This is a great honour for the UCT Graduate School of Business, myself and Stephanie, and our Case Writing Centre, to be receiving this CEEMAN and Emerald case writing award, particularly as the competition is becoming more intense. Despite the pandemic, cases continue to play an important role in the learning experience, even in virtual classrooms. This is also a wonderful welcome present to our new GSB Director, Professor Catherine Duggan, to highlight the GSB’s international recognition in teaching cases.” – Geoff Bick
Peebuddy: Ladies, It’s Time to Stand-Up, Neena Sondhi, International Management Institute, New Delhi and Rituparna Basu, International Management Institute, Kolkata, India
"CEEMANS/Emerald case competition is amongst the most respected and coveted case awards and recognition for any case writer across the world; to be awarded the first-runners up place in the competition is an absolute honour, as one is evaluated with some of the best case writers and academicians across the world. Pee Buddy is a very special case, on the face of it, it is about an innovative product and the decision dilemma of scaling-up with the right strategies. However, there are deep layers of cultural barriers that go against its successful adoption; thus, it is insightful and thought-provoking. So, the first-runners up prize at the 26th CEEMANS case competition and that too for Pee Buddy makes it a double celebration. We look forward to participating in the award ceremony in September 2020.” – Neena Sondhi
"I wish to express my gratitude to CEEMAN and Emerald for consistently managing this highly regarded platform to encourage passionate case writers from across the world showcase their best teaching cases. I am overwhelmed to receive this prestigious award, competing with some of the finest case writers from across the world. This will surely keep me inspired to give my best to case writing and contribute with impactful learning tools towards quality management education. Interestingly, writing the Peebuddy case has been thoroughly enriching as it narrates a bold business story with a wishful vision for a world that is inclusive and liberal in mind-set. The quest of a male protagonist to address women's issues and the atypical business dilemmas around it certainly adds to its novelty. I am certain that the incomparable network of CEEMAN and Emerald would help our teaching case reach real classrooms across the global academia as we will continue to cherish this wonderful recognition of our effort." – Rituparna Basu
Sustainable growth in times of crisis: L'Oréal Russia, Daniil Muravskii, Snezhana Muravskaia, Elena Romanova, and Valeria Kudinova, IBS-Moscow, RANEPA, Russia
"We are a group of two marketing professors and 2 dedicated bachelor students from the international relations program of IBS-Moscow. This case is very special to us for several reasons. Firstly, it deals with urgent topics related to crisis management and COVID-19, which we have found extremely interesting to study and write about in the hope to create an up to date study material for business courses. Secondly, the case deals with a long-term corporate partner - Loreal, which kindly shared somewhat sensitive information and stories to us, showcasing once more their dedication to constantly support and give back to the community, especially in times of social and economic difficulties. We are grateful and honoured to receive the reward from the esteemed CEEMAN and Emerald competition organizers, and hope that our work can help disseminate sustainable and impactful practices further." – Daniil Muravskii
The winners will receive monetary prizes from Emerald, publication of the case in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, and full/partial scholarships for CEEMAN’s International Management Teachers Academy-IMTA, as well as free participation at the 28th CEEMAN Annual Conference (23-25 September 2020) where they will officially receive their awards.
Winner: Drink The Duchess: Marketing challenges and opportunities encountered when SMEs internationalise
– Geoff Bick and Fran Heathcote, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa.
First runner-up: It's Everybody's Business, Period.
– Sadaf Taimoor and Mahnoor Hameed, NUST Business School, Pakistan.
Second runner-up: United to innovate: Grameen Veolia Water
– Anne-Claire Pache and Kevin Andre, ESSEC Business School, France.
Winner: WinChannel's Digital Gambit to Revitalize Rural China
– Peter Moran, Daniel Han Ming Chng, Liman Zhao
First runner-up: In the Uncertain World of Qontrac International: Navigating Through Family, Growth and Succession Management Challenges
– Diantha D'Costa, Virginia Bodolica, Martin Spraggon
Second runner-up: Advantech: Evolution of Its IoT Ecosystem Strategy
– Guo (Ginkgo) Bai, Liman Zhao, Zhenrong (Edison) Wang
Winner: Codezin: Braving the Startup Storm
– Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Mr. Shounak Pal and Dr. Indranil Biswas, from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India.
First runner-up: From Asia to Africa: The International Expansion of Hon Chuan Enterprise
– Prof. Allan K. K. Chan and Dr. Caleb Chen from Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
Second runner-up: Smokey Tours: The Other Side of Manila
– Prof. Andrea Santiago and Prof. Fernando Martin Roxas from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.
Winner: Zoona Mobile Money: Investing for Impact
– Mr. John Bazley, Ms. Cynthia Schweer Rayner and Mrs. Aunnie Patton Power from University of Cape Town, South Africa.
First runner-up: Mio Amore: Surviving Brand Change in Transition Economy
– Dr. Nimruji Jammulamadaka, Prof. Prashant Mishra and Assoc. Prof. Biswatosh Saha, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India.
Second runner-up: Trashy Bags: Sustainability Crisis of A Sustainable Business
– Prof. Mathew Tsamenyi and Ms. Nana Yaa Antwi-Gyamfi from China Europe International Business School and China Europe International Business School, Africa Campus in Ghana.
Winner: Returpack: The integrator of the beverage can recycling process
– Dr Peter Moricz and Associate Professor Gyorgy Drotos; Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.
First runner-up: Osklen: The Aesthetics of Social Change
– Dr Kim Poldner, Dr. Olga Ivanova, Dr Oana Branzei; Institute for Organizational Psychology, University of St. Gallen; ICN Business School; Ivey Business School; Switzerland, France, Canada.
Second runner-up: Preserving the Delicate Balance to Manage a Thriving Business in South Africa – the Adventure of OneLogix
– Dr Jenson Chong-Leng Goh, Professor Adrian Saville and Dr Caren Scheepers; SIM University & GIBS, Universty of Pretoria; Singapore & South Africa.