Tuesday, July 5, 2011

17th CEEMAN Case Writing Competition – in partnership with Emerald

17th CEEMAN Case Writing Competition – in partnership with Emerald

CEEMAN, in cooperation with Emerald, is delighted to announce the launch of its 17th Annual Case Writing Competition.

The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality case material relevant for the realities of transitional and emerging economies and at the same time promote the development of case-writing capabilities in those countries.

In the spirit of a fully inclusive competition, global submissions are encouraged.

The co-organizers will support global exposure of the submitted high-quality cases through a direct link with the Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection, new for 2011. All case submissions will be considered for international publication.

Starting from this year, the total award prize money sponsored by Emerald is increased to €4,000. Prizes are awarded to the overall winner and two runners-up.


Compulsory submission criteria:

  • Cases should have a developing and emerging markets focus
  • Case studies submitted should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication in any ISSN/ ISBN-registered publication or with any other case-centre
  • All case studies submitted for review must include appropriate signed permissions from case protagonists
  • All submissions should be accompanied by a case teaching note and case synopsis.

As the cases will be considered for publication in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection, submissions must comply with the author guidelines, which include information on editorial objectives and criteria, as well as comprehensive manuscript requirements.

Please also consult the competition evaluation criteria before submitting your case.


CEEMAN and Emerald reserve the right to publish the cases submitted for the competition, but do not have any other claims for the copyright.

If the editorial team of the Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection would like to publish a case submission, the editor will contact the author with an offer to do so.

In the event of publication authors will retain the academic freedom to contribute to the wider distribution and readership of their work. This includes the right to use their work as part of their own teaching. The rights retained by the author are explained fully in the Emerald Authors' Charter.

If, six months after the deadline for submissions has passed, Emerald has not contacted the author about publishing his/her case, Emerald will waive its first claim to publication and the authors will be free to submit their case to another publication.

All cases submitted to the 17th CEEMAN Case Writing Competition that are later published in the Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection will be made freely available to CEEMAN members.


The author of the best case will be awarded a CEEMAN/Emerald prize of €2,500 plus

  • Publication of the winning case in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies.
  • Free participation in the 19th CEEMAN Annual Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia on 21-24 September 2011
  • Free accommodation at the conference hotel for up to three nights

The first runner-up will be awarded a prize of €1,000, while the second runner up will receive €500.

If a winning case has more than one author, the prize will be split among the co-authors (the prize may be subject to local taxes).

Full evaluations from the competition judging panel will be made available to authors upon request.

Entry details

To enter the competition, please send your case with the teaching note and filled-in application form by email info@ceeman.org.

Important dates

Case submission deadline: 15 July 2011
Authors notified about the competition results: 5 September 2011
Case Writing Competition Award: 23 September 2011, 19th CEEMAN Annual Conference Gala Dinner, Tbilisi, Georgia

Download Case Writing Competition application form

Instructional materials:

CEEMAN Case Writing Competition evaluation criteria
Case writing guide by Ali Farhoomand, University of Hong Kong
A simplified approach to writing case studies by Dr Melodena Balakrishnan, Chair of the Academy of International Business, MENA chapter and Regional Editor Middle East, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies.
Case organization chapter from Writing Cases, 4th Edition / Learning with Cases, 4th Edition (Book Set), by Michiel R. Leenders, James A. Erskine, Louise A. Mauffette-Leenders
Case primer by David Wylie, Babson College

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