Case authors from all disciplines are invited to submit to this year’s Fox International Business Case Writing Competition. The 2022 theme is “Diverse Protagonists,” with lead sponsorship by the Fox School’s Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture. Teaching cases should feature protagonists from marginalized backgrounds with specific attention to delivery in a virtual environment.
Better Representation for Better Learning
Undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of backgrounds study in business schools around the world. Despite this diversity in the student population, the teaching cases from which they learn often include executive protagonists from a small sliver of the population. This lack of representation impacts student learning, students’ ability to relate to the content and the effectiveness of the material.
The 2022 Fox International Business Case Writing Competition seeks to close this learning gap by helping authors create teaching case material focused on business cases that involve diverse protagonists from marginalized backgrounds (including but not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, religion and ability). The competition invites case authors from different fields to create business cases with primary protagonists from these underrepresented groups. It encourages high-quality teaching case material and promotes case-writing capabilities in both developed and developing nations.
Free Workshops for Authors
Throughout June and July 2022, the Fox School of Business, in conjunction with Ivey Publishing and the Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture, will host three free virtual workshops for interested authors. The workshops will present online delivery methods and best practices, as well as provide interactive opportunities for authors to hone their cases. Participants will learn how to prepare a case plan, opening paragraph and teaching note.
- June 22 at 9 a.m. ET: Fundamentals in case writing*
- July 13 at 9 a.m. ET: Tools for effective case teaching*
- July 27 at 9 a.m. ET: DEI in business cases*
*If you able unable to access the registration forms via Google, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 1: Submission platform opens
Oct. 3: Submissions due
Nov. 15: Finalists announced
Early Dec. 2022: Winners announced
The first-place case will receive $2,500. The second-place case will receive $1,500. The third-place case will receive $1,000.
Winning case submissions will be reviewed for possible publication by Ivey Publishing.
Interested authors can register to receive more information about upcoming free workshops in June and July 2022, announcements of submission opening and closing dates, and other relevant information.
Eligibility and Submission Guidelines
The competition is open to academicians and practitioners, and joint submissions are encouraged. We require at least one faculty member or PhD candidate at a business school actively teaching.
The Fox Business Case Writing Competition has a strong preference for field-based cases (cases based on direct contact and/or fieldwork with a company, including interviews, internal company data, etc.). Field-based submissions require a Consent to Use (release) form.
Cases based on published sources should list all sources clearly. Citations should reflect CMOS17 – Chicago Manual of Style.
All cases must have an accompanying teaching note.
Case length not to exceed 8 pages (body).
Authors should hold copyright at submission. The cases should have never been published in part or in whole in any other venue.
Ivey Publishing will review cases by competition winners for possible publication under the Ivey/Temple co-brand (where copyright will be held by Ivey Publishing and royalties paid by Ivey Publishing to individual).
Case submissions will be evaluated on:
- Quality and appropriateness of format, content, structure and style. The competition seeks submissions that demonstrate good practice in case writing and teaching guidance. Each submissions must be related to international business and meet the guidelines.
- Value to the teaching and learning exercise. Cases that are likely to invite lively engagement in fundamental issues and contribute to the learning of important DEI concepts and skills are especially welcome.
- Timeliness and timelessness. Both new cases that fill important and emerging curriculum gaps and those that remain resilient in long and widespread use will receive special consideration.
- Classroom utility. Successful classroom use as relayed in teaching and usage notes that provide thorough analysis and detailed teaching suggestions will be particularly valued.
All submitted cases will be subject to review by plagiarism detection software under license to Ivey Business School Foundation. The submitted case and teaching note will be peer-reviewed by one or more judges, who are full-time faculty members at Ivey Business School and Fox School of Business. Revisions may be requested to the case and teaching note before being accepted for publication.
If accepted for publication, winning cases will be added to the Ivey/Temple library of business cases. Prizes will be awarded to authors once published. If needed, cases may be further developed in partnership with Fox faculty co-authors. Author royalties will be managed through Ivey.
- First Place: Ahaana Mahanti and Sanjana Gorti of the Indian School of Business
- Second Place: Rajeev Kumra of the Indian Institute of Management and Surajit Ghosh Dastidar of IMT Hyderabad
- Third Place: Ram Subramanian of Stetson University, Florida