Indigenous voices case writing competition
Enter this new competition, a home for indigenous scholars around the world and underrepresented indigenous voices in case collections, and have your case published globally in The CASE Journal.
Competition status: Closed for entries
Publication: The CASE Journal
This new competition will provide a home for indigenous scholars within the Emerald teaching case ecosystem, highlighting their stories and research.
Due to the historical underrepresentation of Indigenous voices in case collections, there is a pressing need to recognise the contributions of Indigenous authors and business leaders to the literature.
To make sure these cases provide appropriate and positive representation, we have recruited a panel of case experts and indigenous scholars to judge submissions. The competition is open to all communities around the world.
Award and publication
The total award prize fund is £2,000, including £1,000 for the winner. Prizes of £500 are also awarded to two runners-up.
We consider all submissions for international publication in Scopus-ranked The CASE Journal (TCJ).
Winners will be announced in June 2023 and competition entries will be published as a special issue in late 2023.
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.
Your case should:
- Be authored by at least one indigenous scholar (non-Indigenous co-authors are welcome so long as this requirement is met).
- Feature an indigenous protagonist or organisation.
- Be based on a real situation in a real company with a clear decision-making situation.
- 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 TCJ 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 TCJ collection (ISSN 1544-9106). By participating in the competition, you are agreeing to publish your case study in TCJ, subject to acceptance for publication after peer review and revisions (if required).
We recognise that terms used to describe identity are not universal, and that definitions of the word "indigenous" may vary around the globe. For the purposes of this competition, however, and to ensure that this space can be properly preserved for under-represented voices, we will base our understanding of "indigenous" peoples on the guidance adopted by the United Nations. This says:
"Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples."
Read the full guidance PDF factsheet from the United Nations. We will not consider any submissions for the competition that do not follow these guidelines but we can consider them for publication in The CASE Journal’s (TCJ) regular issue pipeline instead. We encourage any potential authors with questions about eligibility to contact the cases publisher, who would be happy to discuss your case.
Master case writing: how to write a successful teaching case study
Watch the recording of our recent case writing workshop led by Emerald's cases commissioning lead Melissa Close.
Learn how to develop a case study for publication, including top tricks and tips to avoid the most common pitfalls of writing. The session also features the founder of the Case for Women Lesley Symons, who offers a few words about the competition's mission, and competition editor Professor Valerie Suslow of John Hopkins University, who shares some final suggestions on how to ensure a successful submission.
Enter the competition
To enter the competition, you will submit your case study through the The CASE Journal collection on ScholarOne Manuscripts.
Competition status: Closed for entries
Select ‘Indigenous voices case competition’ from the options.
Your entry should include: case study, teaching note (instructors’ manual), title page and consent to publish form.
**COMPETITION NOW CLOSED**
About The CASE Journal
The CASE Journal is the official journal of The CASE Association. It presents students with a modern interpretation of discussion-based teaching, publishing factual teaching cases spanning the full spectrum of business and management disciplines, and strives to equip the next generation of business professionals with the acumen to solve strategic problems in enterprise.
TCJ is a Scopus-indexed journal.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about the case study competition, please contact our cases publisher Melissa Close using this form.