The Africa & Middle East Emerald case writing competition

Enter this emerging business teaching case writing competition for a chance to win up to $1,000 and have their case study published globally.

Competition status: Open
Closing date: 30 September 2024
Publication: Emerging Markets Case Studies

We invite authors based at African or Middle Eastern higher education institutions, including Türkiye and Pakistan, to submit business teaching cases focused on emerging markets in their region. Participants can win up to $1,000 and have their case study published globally.

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 in Africa, the Middle East, Türkiye, and Pakistan. At the same time, we also seek to promote the development of case-writing capabilities with those same regions.

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Emerald is pleased to partner with the El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center at the American University in Cairo to deliver this competition.


Award and publication

The total prize pool is worth $2,000, including $1,000 to the winner and $500 each to two runners up!

Please note that the prize will only be payable to the winning submissions if those submissions are successfully published. The decision to publish submissions will be made at our discretion and there may be occasions where we cannot publish a winning submission because of issues that arise during peer review or the revisions process.

Non-winning submissions will also be considered for publication and we will be in touch with you should we wish to take your non-winning submission forward for publication in the Scopus-indexed Emerging Market Case Studies (EMCS) collection.

Though we are an international publisher, we must comply with all current economic sanctions within the United Kingdom. This may impact our ability to pay authors from restricted countries. Please know, however, that these submissions are still welcome and given all due consideration. If you are concerned about what this might mean for your submission should it go on to win the competition, please contact us.

Entry criteria

Your case should:

  • Have a developing and emerging markets focus from Africa, the Middle East, Türkiye, or Pakistan.
  • Be written by authors based at higher education institutions in these same countries.
  • Be based on a real situation in a real company.
  • Be a teaching case, we cannot accept academic (research) cases.
  • Not have been published before in its current or substantially similar form or be under consideration for publication in any ISSN/ ISBN-registered publication or with any other case centre.
  • Meet the standard EMCS author guidelines (more below).
  • Include a completed and signed consent to publish release form.
  • Your case will be automatically entered into the peer-review process. Selected cases will be published in the Scopus-ranked EMCS collection (ISSN 2045 0621). By participating in the competition, you are agreeing to publish your case study in EMCS, subject to acceptance for publication after peer review and revisions (if required).


Before you enter

Find out what paperwork you need to complete and further criteria you need to consider before entering the competition.

Author guidelines

Your case should meet standard EMCS author guidelines to be considered for publication. Find information on format, length, teaching notes and download template documents.

Read guidelines

Consent to publish

Download and include a consent to publish release form with your entry. Your form should be completed and signed by the management of the company or individuals included in your case.

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Title page

Download and include a case study title page with your entry.

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Enter the competition

To enter the competition, you will submit your case study through the Emerging Markets Case Studies collection on ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Closing date: 30 September 2024

Select ‘2024 A&ME Case Competition’ from the options.

Your entry should include: case study, teaching note, title page and consent to publish form.

Submit your entry


Develop your skills and knowledge

Have a look at our free resources that will help you prepare a high-quality teaching case and accompanying note, ready for submission to the competition.


Emerald Cases Hub

Register on our Emerald Cases Hub, where you can complete a comprehensive course on writing a case study and teaching note or view sample cases.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the case study competition, please contact our cases publisher Melissa Close using this form, or get in touch with Živa Žmavc Thongvanh, CEEMAN Project Manager

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