We are proud to announce the winners of this year’s oikos Case Writing Competition: the first prize in the Corporate Sustainability track is awarded to Madeleine Pullman, Jacen Greene, Devin Liebmann, Nga Ho and Xan Pedisich from Portland State University (US) for their case “Hopworks Urban Brewery: A Case of Sustainable Beer”. In the Social Entrepreneurship track, the first prize goes to “Fairphone: Organising for Sustained Social Impact” by Onajomo Akemu and Gail Whiteman from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands). The first winners of the recently launched Sustainable Finance track are Debapratim Purkayastha and Manish Agarwal from IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University (India) for their case: “Dr. Jim Yong Kim’s Dilemma: International Finance Corporation and the Tata Mundra Power Plant”. You find the second and third prizes as well as the runner-up below. Congratulations!
Many authors have already announced to publish their cases in our oikos free case collection very soon. We will keep you posted.
After the 2015 competition is before the 2016 competition – and you are invited to participate: the oikos Case Writing Competition supports the writing of new high quality teaching cases on Corporate Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Finance. The submission deadline will be in December 2015. Details will be published here in due course. Submitted case studies should be suitable for use in management, entrepreneurship or finance education and should be related to real issues faced by organisations and individuals. An international panel of more than 30 leading faculty members evaluates the cases in a double-blind, two-stage review process and gives written feedback to all authors. The first prize in each track is 5000 Swiss Francs, the second prize 2000 and the 3rd 1000.
Winners of 2015 Competition
Corporate Sustainability Track
Hopworks Urban Brewery: A Case of Sustainable Beer by Madeleine Pullman, Jacen Greene, Devin Liebmann, Nga Ho and Xan Pedisich (Portland State University)
Apple and Conflict Minerals: Ethical Sourcing for Sustainability by Debapratim Purkayastha and Adapa Srinivasa Rao (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University)
The German ‘Energiewende’: RWE’s Strategic Choice by Timo Busch and Marcel Richert (University of Hamburg)
Planned Succession at Berrett-Koehler Publishers: Institutionalizing the “BK Way” and Protecting BK Values for Future Success by Murray Silverman and Sally Baack (San Francisco State University)
From Sweatshops to Sustainability: Wal-Mart’s Journey in Bangladesh by Surojit Mahato and Indu Perepu (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University)
Social Entrepreneurship Track
Fairphone: Organising for sustained social impact by Onajomo Akemu and Gail Whiteman (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)
Sistema Ser: Scaling Private Health Care for the Base of the Pyramid by Silke Bucher (HEC Montréal), Urs Jäger (INCAE Business School) and Andrea M. Prado (INCAE Business School)
Arunachalam Muruganantham: A Social Entrepreneur Innovating in a Woman’s World by Doris Rajakumari John (Amity Research Center)
Building a Sustainable Enterprise with the Power of Local Communities – The Journey of Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps by Saurav Kumar Das and Sanjana Grover (Xavier School of Management)
Roba Amiga: Social Entrepreneurship in Textile Waste Management by Daniel Arenas, Pablo Sánchez and Solange Hai (ESADE Business School)
Sustainable Finance Track
Dr. Jim Yong Kim’s Dilemma: International Finance Corporation and the Tata Mundra Power Plant by Debapratim Purkayastha and Manish Agarwal (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University)