oikosNewsFaculty from University of Denver, Technical University of Munich, University of Hyderabad and Institute of Rural Management Anand win first prizes in oikos Case Writing Competition 2017

Faculty from University of Denver, Technical University of Munich, University of Hyderabad and Institute of Rural Management Anand win first prizes in oikos Case Writing Competition 2017

01 June 2017 | News | Entrepreneurship, Finance

We are proud to announce the winners of this year’s oikos Case Writing Competition 2017. Outstanding case submissions competed for prizes this year. In the Sustainable Finance track the the first prize goes to Vijaya Narapareddy Zinnoury from the University of Denver (USA). The first prize in the Social Entrepreneurship track is awarded to Joseph Satish V from the University of Hyderabad (India) and C Shambu Prasad from the Institute of Rural Management Anand (India). In the Corporate Sustainability track, the first prize goes to Reinhard von Wittken from Technical University of Munich (Germany).

Extended abstracts of our winning and runner-up cases will be available online in our oikos free case collection or at the Case Centre in June 2017. Inspection copies will soon be made available there as well. We will keep you posted.

You find all the prizes and runners-up below. Congratulations to the Winners of the oikos Case Writing Competition 2017!  

Winners of the 2017 Competition

Corporate Sustainability Track

Free Case!

1st Prize

The venture Freitag: From recycled bags to sustainable fashion by Reinhard von Wittken (TUM School of Management at Technical University of Munich, Germany)

2nd Prize

Uber and the Ethics of Sharing: Exploring the Societal Promises and Responsibilities of the Sharing Economy by Erin McCormick and N. Craig Smith (INSEAD)

Free Case!

3rd Prize

Wind in the Sails: Managing Social Acceptance of Large Wind Energy Projects in Switzerland by Anna Ebers Broughel (University of St Gallen, Switzerland)

Runner-up

Enrich Not Exploit: Can New CSR Strategy Help Body Shop Regain  Glory? by Syeda Maseeha Qumer and Debapratim Purkayastha (both from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad)

Free Case!

Runner-up

Tongwei – Sustainability Entrepreneurship Through Market – Political Ambidexterity by Xyanwei Cao (XJTLU, China)

Social Entrepreneurship Track

Free Case!

1st Prize

Dharani: Nurturing the earth, fostering farmers’ livelihoods

by Joseph Satish V (Centre for Knowledge, Culture and Innovation Studies at University of Hyderabad, India) and C Shambu Prasad (Institute of Rural Management Anand, India).

Free Case!

2nd Prize

Coming to Fruition: Fresh Truck Aims to Increase Food Access in Boston

by Nardia Haigh, Anya Weber, Jennie Msall (all from University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)

3rd Prize

Bridge International Academies by Manish Agarwal and D. Satish (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University, India)

Free Case!

Runner-up

eVidyaloka-Digital Classrooms for the Underprivileged by Atul Kumar Singh and Vanishree Sattiraju (XLRI Jamshedpur, India)

Runner-up

Ten Thousand Villages in Crisis: Can the Fair Trade Pioneer Survive and Flourish in an Economic Downturn? by Anna Kim (HEC Montréal, Canada) and Cécilia Renaud (CHUM, Canada)

Sustainable Finance Track

1st Prize

A Burrito Without Integrity: Is This Chipotle for Me? by Vijaya (Narapareddy) Zinnoury (Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, US)

2nd Prize

The Fall of SunEdison – A Solar Eclipse? by Alok Kavthankar and Indu Perepu (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University, India)

Free Case!

3rd Prize

Refugee Labor Market Integration – An Impact Investment Case Study by Marc Hassler (Maastricht University School of Business and Economics)

Participants in the oikos Case Writing Competition 2017 were again truly international: the finalists come from institutions all over the world. Winning cases were selected in a double-blind review process by the oikos judging committee comprised of distinguished scholars from all around the world including Alexander Wagner (University of Zurich, Switzerland), Bala Krishnamoorthy (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, India), Carlos Romero-Uscanga (EGADE, Mexico), Debapratim Purkayastha (IBS Hyderabad, India), Delphine Gibassier (Toulouse Business School, France), Ewald Kibler (Aalto University, Finland), Madhukar Shukla (XLRI Jamshedpur, India), Martin Kupp (ESCP, France), Minna Halme (Aalto University Business School, Finland), Moritz Loock (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland), Roger Spear (The Open University, UK), Saurabh Lall (Aspen Institute, USA), Stefan Schaltegger (Leuphana University, Germany), Tessa Hebb (Carleton University, Canada), Timo Busch (University of Hamburg, Germany) and other leading faculty.

We also want to make an especial acknowledgement of our three track chairs Dror Etzion, (McGill, Canada), Lars Hassel (School of Business Umea, Sweden) and Thomas Dyllick, (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) who supported the organization and review of the oikos Case Writing Competition 2017. And finally we also want to recognize the important contribution of Stefano Ramelli and Carlos Vargas oikos PhD Fellows in Sustainable Finance at the University of Zurich, who made the oikos Case Writing Competition 2017 possible.