Published : Monday, 07 September, 2015 12:51 PM

The Indian School of Business, India’s premier B-school, and Ivey Business School, Canada’s leading business school, are delighted to announce the results of the annual ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition. Over the years, case studies outlining challenges faced by Indian businesses have not only gained prominence in international classrooms but are also attracting authors from international business schools. This year, two case studies authored by faculty from international B-schools have won places among the winners and honorable mentions at the prestigious case writing competition. For the first time, the top ten cases also include two finance case studies, highlighting the growing adoption of the case study method in the finance area, a domain that is generally considered largely quantitative.  

The case “Price or Relationship: SECURENOW'S Dilemma” co-authored by Ripsy Bondia and Ashutosh Dash, faculty at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, won the top prize of US $4000. Leslie Hitch and Shreshthi Mehta from Northeastern University, Boston won the second place for their case “Competence, Competiveness and Intercultural Conflict in Qatar” and will take home a cash prize of US $3000.

2015 Competition Highlights

This year, the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition received 86 entries from more than 50 B-schools in India, the United States, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. The cases spanned a wide spectrum of management areas, from more traditional subjects such as Strategy, Marketing, Finance and Leadership, to growing areas of interest such as, Social Enterprise and Business Ethics.

The competition plays a critical role in promoting the development of new case material and the use of the case method in management education. Commenting on the 2015 competition, Professor Arun Pereira, Executive Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development, ISB, observed, “The ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition continues to scale new heights of quality and impact. We see more and more high quality cases written that have the potential to make classroom learning very compelling and impactful. The cases received reflect India’s varied economic landscape, from family businesses to multinationals and from social ventures to e-commerce entrepreneurs. This annual competition ensures an ever increasing supply of current, high-quality India cases for the global MBA classroom.”

Each case was independently evaluated in a double blind review process by a senior management faculty from a panel of B-schools comprising ISB, Ivey, XLRI, TISS, CEIBS, Wharton, Babson College and IIM-C among others.  The top cases from the competition are put through an extensive program of multiple reviews and mentoring and eventually published as ISB-Ivey co-branded cases by Ivey Publishing, the largest source of Indian business cases in the world.

Year after year, the competition has also been instrumental in building and refining case writing capability among B-school faculty submitting cases to the competition.  Professor David Sharp, Faculty Director, India and Associate Professor, Ivey Business School remarked, “This year, again, we saw a record number of high quality case submissions. It is encouraging to see so many new case writers participating in our competition, but also to see the improvement in quality from participants from previous years – several of this year’s top cases were from faculty who had taken part in previous years without success. It just goes to show – if at first you don’t succeed…!!!”


(Award of $ 4000.00, sponsored by ISB)
“Price or Relationship: SECURENOW'S Dilemma”

Ripsy Bondia and Ashutosh Dash (Management Development Institute, Gurgaon)

(Award of $ 3000.00, sponsored by ISB)
“Competence, Competiveness and Intercultural Conflict in Qatar”
Leslie Hitch and Shreshthi Mehta (Northeastern University, Boston)

(Award of $ 2000.00, sponsored by Amazon)
“HCL Technologies: How Far Can We Push the Billion Dollar Website?”
Srividya Raghavan (IFIM Business School, Bengaluru), Apurva Chamaria (HCL Technologies) and Gaurav Kakkar (HCL technologies)
(Award of $ 2000.00, sponsored by ISB)
“M/s Amarnath Gupta and Sons: The BUSINESS in Family Business”
Rajesh Panda, Madhvi Sethi and Pooja Gupta (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru)

About the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition

Launched in 2010, the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition has rapidly gained prominence in India and abroad and is widely considered an important source for India-centric cases by B-Schools around the globe. A panel of internationally acclaimed subject experts judges each case in a double-blind review process and provides written feedback on each case. The top cases from this competition are marketed to a global audience of business schools through Ivey and distributed through Ivey Publishing and Harvard Publishing, the two largest sources of business cases in the world.

About the Indian School of Business
The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the fourteen years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets.  For more details visit www.isb.edu

About the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development at ISB
The Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development (CTLC) at the Indian School of Business is focused on enabling excellence in the business classroom and aims to develop pedagogical tools that would facilitate dissemination of knowledge at B-schools in accordance with international standards.

About the Ivey Business School, Western University
The Ivey Business School (www.ivey.ca) at Western University is Canada’s leading provider of relevant, innovative and comprehensive business education. Drawing on extensive research and business experience, Ivey faculty provide the best classroom experience, equipping graduates with the skills and capabilities they need to tackle the leadership challenges in today’s complex business world. Ivey offers world-renowned undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as Executive Development at campuses in London (Ontario), Toronto and Hong Kong.

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