Malaysia Emerald case writing competition
We have launched a case study competition to promote the development of Malaysian authors. Entries are now open until September 2020, find out more about how to submit your case.
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 from Malaysian authors.
The total award prize pool is worth RM 3,000 . 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).
- 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 a Malaysian business school
- 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
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
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.
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.
Submit your case study
You can submit your case study, by 28 September 2020, through the online submission for the Emerging Markets Case Studies collection. We will announce winners in November 2020. Before you submit:
- Consult the competition evaluation checklist above
- Read and follow the author guidelines
- Attach a consent to publish form (PDF).
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Emerging Markets Case Studies
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