EFMD Case Writing Competition
Rewarding innovative cases in
CASE WRITING AWARDS BENEFITS
Be published by the Case Centre and gain wide visibility across the EFMD network
Get a chance to be awarded with €2000, applicable to all the winning cases
Impact students of management institutions across the globe and practitioners seeking innovations
Engage with incumbent organisations in discussing strategic business solutions
2023 EFMD CASE WRITING COMPETITION
20 November 2023: Deadline for Case Submission
April 2024: Winners Announcement
AFRICAN BUSINESS CASES
The category welcomes cases on African or multinational companies operating on the African continent in any business discipline, including strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, OB&HR, supply chain, finance, etc. A case should deal with critical challenges, issues, or decisions that students can analyse and discuss using theories, frameworks, analytical methods, and tools, leading to general implications for business and management.
BRINGING TECHNOLOGY TO MARKET
This category welcomes cases featuring current and future challenges of industrial companies in global B2B markets and their strategies to remain competitive. Cases can focus on industrial companies
- introducing digital-based solutions
- going global
- implementing innovative business models
- sustaining a quality leadership position
- fighting low-cost competition.
the Journey to Excellence
Continuous Improvement emphasizes the need to create a culture of progress among companies, permanent change in search of competitiveness, and excellence to improve the business over time. Cases should focus on specific projects leading toward greater efficiency, productivity and the creation of value for clients, which eventually become part of the company’s philosophy.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Cases on companies that strategically integrate social and environmental concerns into their business operations. These companies seek to achieve a balance of economic, environmental, and social imperatives while addressing the expectations of employees, shareholders, and stakeholders. Cases in this category can focus on CSR initiatives such as responsible sourcing, labour standards and working conditions, social equity, gender balance, and human rights. Cases can come from any disciplinary perspective (e.g. operations, strategy, finance etc.).
Entrepreneurial processes are present in large organisations as well as in public and social sectors. Cases which address entrepreneurship within these broad sectors are invited.
This category welcomes case studies featuring inter-disciplinary coverage of family business entrepreneurship related issues. Scholars and other research practitioners are invited to submit case studies addressing various themes: strategy development of a new start-up; family business serial entrepreneurship and many more.
FINANCE AND BANKING
Cases submitted for this category should have a clear link to business situations occurring in the sector of Finance and Banking.
LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS CASES
Cases describing business development in Latin America, which can feature all types of disciplines of the Business Administration (Strategy, Foresight, Innovation, Marketing, Internationalization, Human Resources, etc.) and cover challenges related to internalisation of the regional companies and many more.
This mainly include cases that address corporate governance, financial reporting and auditing, integrated reporting, anti-corruption, business ethics, social marketing, gender equality, corporate sustainability, and responsible business education and practices. This track is believed to add knowledge to different stakeholders about the area of responsible business highlighting its extreme importance.
Responsible leaders demonstrate through example their commitment to leading with integrity and to values-driven decision making that considers interests of shareholders, employees, clients, the environment, and the community. Cases are welcome which address the challenges leaders face engaging diverse stakeholders in the creation of economic and social value.
Women In Business
We welcome cases that feature women lead protagonists in the business environment, especially those that elucidate the systems, challenges and issues faced by women in business. Cases that demonstrate the route women have taken to become fully and equitably engaged in their organisation are encouraged as well as those that highlight growth and success within a gender unbalanced environment. The cases can address a variety of topics and situations, such as leadership, entrepreneurship, changemakers, social safety, hybrid working, changing workplace dynamics, visible or invisible opportunities and creating networks.
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