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
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2022 EDITION
July 2022: Submission Open
18 November: Deadline for Case Submission
April 2023: Winners Announcement
AFRICAN BUSINESS CASES
Cases on an African company or a multinational company operating on the African continent in any of the business disciplines, including strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, OB&HR, supply chain, finance, etc. It must deal with critical challenges, issues, or decisions that students can analyse using theories, frameworks, and analytical methods and tools.
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 addressing innovative ways companies manage the demands for socially and environmentally circular business practices. Circular context introduces complexity but permits to identify practices in relation to important challenges to promote responsible business. Cases can come from any disciplinary perspective (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.
"Hidden champions" are large medium-sized companies which hold a leading international market position but aren’t well known to the general public. Cases focus on the challenges of hidden champions to support them in even better mastering their jobs. Topics include international growth strategies, innovation, digital transformation, marketing and sales management, leadership, and corporate culture.
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.
MENA BUSINESS CASES
The MENA Business Cases category focuses on the MENA region, which is experiencing fast development, and whose prospects are promising. Contribute to business cases in the MENA region and stimulate the development of teaching materials related to the main issues characterizing the region.
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.
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.
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.
- 2021 EFMD Case Writing Competition winners interview series: Hidden Champions
- 2021 EFMD Case Writing Competition winners interview series: Continuous Improvement the Journey to Excellence
- 2021 EFMD Case Writing Competition winners interview series: Responsible Leadership
- 2021 EFMD Case Writing Competition winners interview series: Inclusive Business Models
- 2021 EFMD Case Writing Competition winners interview series: Responsible Business
- 2021 EFMD Case Writing Competition winners interview series: MENA Business Cases
- 2021 EFMD Case Writing Competition winners interview series: Women in business
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