Emerald EMCS & TLC@MDI India compact case competition 2023

Emerald Publishing and TLC@ MDI Gurgaon welcome high-quality teaching cases to this joint case writing competition.

Competition status: Closed for entries
Publication: Emerging Markets Case Studies

The India Compact Case Competition is to be conducted by Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies in partnership with TLC@MDI Gurgaon.

The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality, compact teaching case material relevant to the realities of the Indian economy, and at the same time promote the development of case-writing capabilities within authors based in the country. In addition to potential publication in the Scopus-indexed Emerging Markets Case Studies collection, participants will have the opportunity to win up to $1000 for their submission.

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Award & publication

The total award prize fund is $2,000, including $1,000 for the winner. Prizes of $500 will be awarded to two runners-up.

Winners will be announced in the last week of March 2024. We will consider all submissions for international publication in Scopus-ranked Emerging Market Case Studies (EMCS) regardless of whether or not they win the competition.

Please note that all prize funds do not include additional compensation for any regional/local Value Added Tax (VAT) your bank may extract. Individual bank fees may also apply which is outside the prize money.


Entry criteria

Your case should:

  • Have a developing and emerging markets focus from India.
  • Include at least one author based at a higher education institution in India (Participants are welcome to include co-authors based outside of India so long as this criteria is met).
  • Be based on a real situation in a real company.
  • Be a compact teaching case (approximately 1,000-3,000 words, not including the teaching note). 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 for compact cases (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.

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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 Emerging Markets Case Studies on ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Closing date: Closed for entries

Select ‘India Compact Case Competition 2023’ from the options.

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


Ms Arohini Narain
Chief Strategy & Planning Officer
Precision Urology Hospital (Lucknow)

Dr Komal Chopra
Associate Professor, Marketing
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Range Hills Road, Khadki

Dr Neeraj Pandey
Professor, Marketing Area
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Mumbai

Dr Meeta Dasgupta
Assistant Professor, Strategic Management
Area Lead - Strategic Management
MDI Gurgaon

Dr Parul Gupta
Associate Professor, Business and Labour Laws
Lead - Global Engagements, Outreach & Communication and Incubation Centre
MDI Gurgaon

Dr Ritu Srivastava (Lead judge)
Associate Professor, Marketing
Lead - FPM and TLC@MDI
MDI Gurgaon

Dr Shalini Rahul Tiwari
Associate Professor - Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
IMT Ghaziabad
Associate Editor – EMCS
President – Institute Innovation Council

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Competition winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Emerald EMCS & TLC@MDI India compact case competition 2023

The main goal of the competition was to encourage and promote the development of high-quality, compact teaching case material relevant to the realities of the Indian economy, and at the same time promote the development of case-writing capabilities within authors based in the country.

The entire EMCS team is deeply appreciative of their contributions.

Congratulations to all the winning authors!

2023 winners


Should Agastya Inventions Accept the Joint Venture Offer from SergeFerrari?

Trilochan Tripathy, Benudhar Sahu, and Neeti Madhok, XLRI Xavier School of Management, India

Publication date: coming soon


Would the Country Delight Brand Promise Strike the Right Consumer Chords?

Shruit Gupta, and Neena Sondhi, International Management Institute, India

Publication date: coming soon


Iro Iro – Should the Brand Go Circular B2B or B2C Way

Subhalaxmi Mohapatra and Risha Roy, Anant National University, India

Publication date: coming soon


Thenga Coco: The Incredible Voice of Sustainable Shells

Hemverna Dwivedi and Rohit Kushwaha, Amity University, India, and Pradeep Joshi, Graphic Era Hill University, India

Publication date: coming soon

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