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28th CEEMAN & Emerald Case Writing Competition- Open for Submissions


Read all about the 2021 winners and highly commended cases HERE!

The aim of the CEEMAN & Emerald Case Writing Competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material relevant for the realities of dynamic and emerging economies, and at the same time to promote the development of case-writing capabilities in those countries. Since its launch in the 1990s, the Case Writing Competition has amassed over 650 cases from 80 countries, and it is with pleasure that we observe what an impact they have had on management education that strives to be relevant to its environments and stakeholders.

In the spirit of a fully inclusive competition, global submissions are encouraged. As the co-organizers, Emerald Group Publishing will support global exposure of the submitted high-quality cases through a direct link with Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies  (EMCS), a growing collection of around 700 case studies with teaching notes. All case submissions will be considered for international publication in EMCS.

The total CEEMAN/Emerald award prize pool is worth over €10,000, including €4,000 prize money. Prizes are awarded to the overall winner and two runners-up.

We are pleased to offer feedback to authors of cases submitted to this competition early. If you submit your case before 28 February 2022, you will receive some feedback from the judges of the competition, and be able to revise and resubmit your case before 17 April for final judging. Please note the early feedback will be brief, general comments on the focus of your case/teaching notes that will help you improve for the competition and is not full double blind peer review. You will receive in depth feedback once your case is submitted for peer review in EMCS.

Webinar on writing teaching cases: Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 4:00-5:00 PM CET – Watch the recording!

Second webinar on case writing: March 2022

Early case submission deadline: 28 February 2022

Case submission deadline: 17 April 2022 

Announcement of winners: June 2022

Award ceremony: winners will be announced during the CEEMAN Annual Meeting at the CEEMAN Annual Conference, taking place on 21-23 September 2022 in Bled, Slovenia.


The value of the total prize pool is over €10,000, which will be distributed as follows:

The overall winner will be awarded:

The first runner-up will be awarded:

The second runner-up will be awarded:

Depending on the quality and number of submissions, additional awards may be bestowed in different categories. 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’s judging panel will be made available to authors upon request.