Emerald Indonesia case writing competition

A case study competition to promote the development of Indonesian authors.

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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, placing particular focus on the development of case-writing capabilities from Indonesian authors.

The award

The total prize fund is IDR 12.6 mil. Prizes are awarded to the overall winner and four runners-up.

Your case submission will be considered for international publication in the Emerging Markets Case Studies collection (EMCS).

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
  • Cases should only be submitted by those primarily based at an Indonesian higher learning institutions
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 submitting your case to the competition, you are agreeing to have your case published in EMCS and complete a minimum of 2 rounds of review if required.
  • Please note that the cash prizes are only paid upon publication of the cases (or at the conclusion of the second revision stage if not published earlier) and cases cannot be submitted for publication elsewhere while being considered by EMCS
  • Please consult the competition evaluation checklist before submitting your case.

We reserve the right to disqualify a case, through any stage of the competition or publication process, should it transpire that the above criteria have not been met or adhered to.

Case evaluation checklist

We encourage case writers to use these criteria as quality assurance measures in the preparation of their case.

Case narrative

  • Name, position, company of case protagonist is clearly identified in opening paragraph
  • Issue(s) or decision(s) is/are clearly defined in opening paragraph
  • Action trigger is clearly stated in opening paragraph
  • Company history/background is precisely tailored to case focus
  • Case narrative clearly supports the issue(s)/decision(s) that is/are at the heart of the case
  • Case is written entirely in past tense
  • Case events presented in clear, logical chronology
  • Quotes from case personalities increase reader interest in case
  • All secondary information is accurately identified and correctly cited using the Harvard reference system
  • All case exhibits, figures and tables are clearly, accurately labelled
  • All case exhibits, figures and tables are sequentially labelled
  • Tone of case is neutral, devoid of any case writer bias/personal judgment
  • Case issues/decisions are significant and compelling
  • Case issues/decisions demand sustained critical thinking
  • As appropriate, case narrative clearly invites readers to move from techniques and concepts to theories
  • Case issues/decisions lead to lively class discussions
  • Case is a realistic platform for generating multiple alternatives about which reasonable managers can disagree
  • Data and exhibits are complete enough/sufficient enough for students to conduct required analyses
  • Overall, case provides readers with an interesting, engaging voyage of discovery
  • Case length is matched with case difficulty.

Teaching note

  • Begins with short, accurate case synopsis
  • Includes a minimum of three, clear learning objectives
  • Identifies the level of case difficulty
  • States the course(s) in which the case can be used
  • Has a minimum of three meaningful case discussion questions
  • Provides complete answers/responses to each case discussion question
  • Includes worksheets and data analyses for all required quantitative reasoning questions
  • Clearly identifies the relevant theory supporting the cases central issue(s)/decision(s)
  • Where alternative opinions/approaches are possible, teaching note acknowledges and discusses these
  • Has evidence that both the case narrative and case discussion questions have been class tested.
  • Research Pass management

How to submit

Submit by 31 December 2021.

Submissions should be made at ScholarOne manuscript central.

When asked if you’re submitting to a case study competition please select 'Indonesia Case Competition 2021'.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about the case study competition, please contact

James Hobbs, our cases publisher

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