The Mauritius compact case competition

Emerald’s Emerging Markets Case Studies collection is pleased to host this case-writing competition in partnership with Middlesex University Mauritius. Enter for a chance to win up to $1,000 alongside publication in a Scopus-indexed case collection.

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

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 Mauritius context.

It will also support the development of case-writing capabilities in Mauritius.

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Award & publication

The winner of the Mauritius compact case competition will receive a $1,000 prize!

We will consider all submissions for international publication in Scopus-ranked Emerging Market Case Studies (EMCS) regardless of whether or not a case has placed in the competition.

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.
  • Be written by authors based at Mauritian higher education institutions
  • Be based on a real situation in a real company
  • Be a teaching case, we cannot accept academic (research) cases
  • Fall within 1,000-3,000 words (please note that the teaching note does not count towards this limit. The teaching note is submitted as its own document and can be as long as the authors feel necessary for the case).
  • 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.
Please note that 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.

Download form

Title page

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

Download form

Enter the competition

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

Closing date: 31 March 2024

Select ‘Mauritius compact case competition’ from the options.

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

Submit your entry


How to: write a successful teaching case

Watch our recorded session led by Christopher Craig, Associate Professor at Murray State University and Editor-in-Chief of The CASE Journal and Teja Dusak, Project Manager at CEEMAN.

Learn how to develop a case study for publication, including top tricks and tips to avoid the most common pitfalls of writing. This session will include a 15-minute Q&A segment and a brief presentation from Emerald’s Cases Commissioning Lead Melissa Close on upcoming opportunities for publication within Emerald.

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Webinar: 'How to write a successful compact case' with Dr. Farzana Quoquab Habib

Learn the art of compact case writing from Dr. Farzana Quoquab Habib, an expert from University Teknologi Malaysia and Associate Editor at EMCS. Discover best practices, avoid pitfalls, and get your questions answered!

Don't miss this chance to boost your case-writing skills.


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.

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