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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, April 18, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 2011 was a record year for the number of entries received and the quality was exceptional high so we thank all of you who took part. We had 14 winning cases coming from Said Business School, INSEAD, IMD, IBS Hyderabad, ESMT, Maastricht University, CEIBS, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Lawrence Technological University and IIM, Bangalore.
The judges could not split the winner of the African Business Cases category mothers2mothers and the winner of the Inclusive Business Models category WaterHealth International: Providing Safe Drinking Water to the Bottom of the Pyramid Consumers so the "Best of the Best Award" will be awarded to them jointly.
2011 'Best of the Best' Winners
African Business Cases: mothers2mothers - Cynthia Schweer & Roger Strange, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Inclusive Business Models: WaterHealth International: Providing Safe Drinking Water to the Bottom of the Pyramid Consumers - Hadiya Faheem & Debapratim Purkayastha, IBS Center For Management Research, IBS Hyderabad
2011 Category Winners
Corporate Social Responsibility: Walmart: Love, Earth - Craig Smith & Robert J. Crawford, INSEAD
Entrepreneurship: SENZ Umbrellas Taking The World by Storm - Armand Smits & Wynand Bodewes, Maastricht University
Family Business: Waltraud Ziervogel at Konnopke's Imbiss, Re-Inventing a Berlin Icon - Urs Mueller & Veit Etzold, ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Finance and Banking: The 2008 Anheuser-Busch Inbev Deal: Successful M&A, Divestment and Financing Strategies in Harsh Times - Wouter De Maeseneire & Jonas Sandaert, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School
Emerging Chinese Global Competitors: A Dispute over a Pay Rise in Company F - Xin Fu & Jian Han, China Europe International Business School
Supply Chain Management: UNILEVER TEA (A) & (B) - Ralf Seifert, Aileen Ionescu-Somers & Tania Braga, IMD
Euro-Mediterranean Managerial Practices and Issues: Becoming A Trusted Advisor - Kathryn Bishop, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Public Sector Innovations: AquaSure: Project Finance - Victorian Desalination Plant - Pierre Hillion & Jean Wee, INSEAD
Responsible Leadership: Rene Obermann and the Transformation of Deutsche Telekom (A) and (B) - Jamie Anderson, Shlomo Ben-Hur & Jean-Louis Barsoux, ESMT European School of Management and Technology & IMD
MENA Business Cases: ELIE SAAB: Growth of a Global Luxury Brand - Nadia Shuaytos, Lawrence Technological University
Latin American Business Cases: Natura: Expanding Beyond Latin America - Amitava Chattopadhyay, Betania Tanure & Nina Paavola, INSEAD
Indian Management Issues and Opportunities: The Park Hotels: Designing Experience - J Ramachandran & Seema Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
We would like to warmly congratulate all of the winners and once again thank all of our sponsors of their continued support of the Case Writing Competition. Abstracts for the cases are available on the EFMD website and all of the cases are available on the ecch website.
EFMD is a leading international network of business schools and companies (770 members / 82 countries) at the forefront or raising the standards of management education and development globally. EFMD runs the EQUIS and EPAS accreditation systems as well as the Deans Across Frontiers programme (DAF) and is one of the key reference points for management education worldwide.
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