Case Centre Announces Winning Case Writers

Faculty from the University of St. Gallen receive award for Overall Winning Case.

WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED in the Case Centre’s 27th annual Awards and Competitions.

The Overall Winning Case was authored by Erwin Hettich and Günter Müller-Stewens of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, while the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method went to Rebecca Weintraub of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Wouter de Maeseneire of Vlerick Business School in Ghent, Belgium, was named Outstanding Case Teacher.

Karthik Ramanna and Radhika Kak of Harvard Business School won the award for Outstanding Case Writer, and Olga Kandinskaia of Cyprus International Institute of Management in Nicosia was named Outstanding New Case Writer. Outstanding Case Writers on this year’s Hot Topic—the risks and opportunities of big data—were Howard Yu, Thomas W. Malnight, and Ivy Buche of IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Other institutions that were recognized were the Copenhagen Business School, Antwerp Management School, University of Bath School of Management, London Business School, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University, the Universidad de Sevilla, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

According to Richard McCracken, director of The Case Centre, "The subjects of the winning cases give us unique insights into what is being studied in the business school classroom. This year we see cases addressing the environment and resources, women’s rights, global health delivery and, most topical of all, ‘what is truth?’”

For a list of winners, visit