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2019-11-09 CEIBS Hosts ChinaCases.Org Case Review Committee Seminar 2019
2019-07-20 Online Submission System For the "2019 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases" will be accessible starting Sept. 1, 2019. Your Attention to the Below FAQs is Appreciated.
2019-07-10 2019 Global Contest for the Best China-focused Cases: the Review Process and Evaluation Criteria
2019-06-20 2019 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases: Call for Submissions
2019-04-18 Winners of 2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases
2019-04-02 “2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases” Selection Comes to an End
2018-11-17 CEIBS Hosts ChinaCases.Org Case Review Committee Seminar 2018
2018-10-22 Online Submission System For the "2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases" will be accessible starting Nov. 1,2018. Your Attention to the Below FAQs is Appreciated.
2018-09-17 2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases: Call for Submissions
2018-09-12 Editorial Board for Management Disciplines Established for ChinaCases.Org
2018-04-18 Winners of 2017 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases
2018-03-11 Who Will Win the 2017 Global Contest for Best China-Focused Cases?
2017-12-12 "Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform”Case Review Committee holds seminar at CEIBS
2017-12-12 CEIBS HOSTS 5TH SHANGHAI MBA CASE DEVELOPMENT & SHARING PLATFORM STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
2017-11-01 Online Submission System For the "2017 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases" will be accessible starting Nov. 1,2017. Your Attention to the Below FAQs is Appreciated.
2017-09-07 2017 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases: Call for Submissions
2017-09-05 5 FAQs about the 2016 Global Contest for “the Best China-Focused Cases”!
2017-09-05 Curtain Down on Group Review and Appraisal of Nominated Case Award
2017-07-11 2017 CEIBS Case Master Development Camp Opens! Register Now for the Second Batch (October 9-10)
2017-06-21 CEIBS Case Center Holds Meeting to Bid Farewell to Prof. Liang Neng and Welcome Prof. Chen Shimin
2017-04-25 Winners of 2016 Global Contest for the“Best China-Focused Cases”
2017-03-30 2017 CEIBS Case Master Development Camp Opens! REgistration Now for the First Session
2017-03-29 CEIBS Vice President and Dean Professor Ding Yuan Attended Shanghai MBA Annual Meeting
2016-10-26 2016 Global Contest for “the Best China-Focused Cases” Call for Submissions
2016-09-14 Presenting the 2016 CEIBS Case Master Development Camp!
2016-07-05 Shanghai MBA Case Development Steering Committee Meets
2016-05-18 Winners of 2015 Global Contest for the“Best China-Focused Cases”
2016-04-18 Best China-Focused Cases Award Committee Meets
2016-03-31 Curtain Down on Blind Review and Group Review of 2015 Global Contest for “Best China-Focused Cases”
2015-10-30 2015 Global Contest for the "Best China-Focused Cases" Call for Submissions
2015-09-09 Shanghai MBA Case Library 4th Round Review
2015-08-13 5 B-Schools Join Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform
2015-06-12 CEIBS & Tsinghua SEM to Share Case Resources
2015-05-18 "Shanghai MBA course case database 'third meeting of the Steering Committee was held at the China Europe International Business School
2015-02-15 Shanghai MBA Case Library Grows
2014-10-24 Shanghai MBA Case Development Steering Committee Meets
2014-10-20 Shanghai MBA Case Library Review Continues
2014-09-07 Group Review of Shanghai MBA Case Library Initial Collection Completed
2014-07-11 Case Co-Authored by Prof. Zhao Xiande Wins Case Centre Best Case Award
2014-05-16 CEIBS Case Centre hosts Case Evaluation Workshop
2014-02-23 Shanghai MBA Case Development Steering Committee Meets
2013-10-11 Case Development Center Hosts ICCP Annual Meeting 2013
2013-10-01 CEIBS Commissioned by Shanghai Government to Focus on China-specific Case Research:Interview with Professor Liang Neng, Associate Dean and Director of CEIBS Case Development Centre
2013-07-18 “Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform” Officially Launched
CEIBS Hosts ChinaCases.Org Case Review Committee Seminar 2019

 

November 1, 2019, Shanghai – The CEIBS Case Center hosted the ChinaCases.Org Case Review Committee Seminar 2019 at the CEIBS Shanghai campus today, with remote participation from the Beijing campus via video teleconference. The panel of reviewers has expanded this year to 54 experts- – up from 38 last year – including representatives from member institutions of the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform, Tsinghua University, CEIBS and other Chinese institutions. Forty-one members of the committee participated in the seminar, where they shared their experiences and exchanged comments on case evaluation.

 

 

In his welcome address, Professor Chen Shimin, Director of the CEIBS Case Center and chair of the seminar, thanked the experts for attending the seminar and for their contribution to improving case quality. He noted that, owing to their professional evaluation, the quality of the cases included in ChinaCases.Org has dramatically improved. He also expressed hope that a common understanding on the criteria for evaluation could be reinforced by experts at the seminar to ensure the high quality of cases included in the library.

 

CEIBS Case Center Director Professor Chen Shimin delivering the welcome address

 

Prof. Chen then gave a brief introduction about the CEIBS Case Center and the development progress of ChinaCases.Org. He also highlighted the three major purposes of the CEIBS Case Center: First, to support CEIBS professors in developing more high-quality teaching materials for management issues in China and leading innovation in teaching and research; second, with the support of the Shanghai Municipal Government and through collaboration with leading business schools in Shanghai, to develop the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform and to promote wider application of the case method in management education and training (e.g., through the organisation of the biannual CEIBS Case Master Development Camp and the annual Global Contest for the Best China-focused Cases); and, third, to operate a “China-focused, international standard” ChinaCases.org with the aim of developing a top library for teaching cases on China-related management issues. As of August 2019, ChinaCases.Org has accepted 1,306 cases, 23% of which are available in English and 75% of which include accompanying teaching notes. It has provided cases for over 2,000 teachers from 21 institutions in Mainland China, benefiting 130,000 students. Through strategic co-operation with Tsinghua University, ChinaCases.Org can be accessed at libraries at 110 institutions in Mainland China. ChinaCases.Org has also received orders from numerous international business schools, including Harvard Business School, London Business School, INSEAD, IESE Business School and the Indian School of Business.

 

During the session, Prof. Chen further highlighted the efforts invested in improving the case evaluation process since the Global Contest for the Best China-focused Cases was first held in 2015, while giving particular focus on the submission and evaluation process for the 2018 contest. As the evaluation process has improved, significant progress has also been made in terms of expert background matching and consistency of evaluation comments, as well as the response rates of reviewers and authors.

 

Prof. Chen then conducted a detailed analysis of the case evaluation criteria, starting with an explanation of the differences between research cases, practical cases and teaching cases. He then summarised the characteristics of high-quality teaching cases based on his own experience in case development and teaching. Drawing on his experience as editor-in-chief of ChinaCases.Org, he analysed the evaluation criteria of case texts and teaching notes, noting some typical problems in China-based cases observed during the evaluation process. In concluding, he gave a teaching demonstration using his latest accounting case, which showed the development and application context of the case to help reviewers better relate to the abstract evaluation criteria.

 

During the afternoon discussion session, experts broke into five groups based on their area of expertise in strategy, marketing, operation and information science, human resources and organisational behaviour, or finance and accounting. The breakout groups discussed such topics as uniform evaluation scoring criteria and case quality control, using real-life examples of previous case evaluations. Each group then presented a summary of their discussion. To facilitate a more productive discussion, a model case was assigned to each group prior to the seminar, so that reviewers could prepare for the discussion by previewing and pre-evaluating the case in advance.

 

Speaking on behalf of the strategy group, Associate Professor Li Zhen touched upon four aspects of the evaluation – including the result distribution of the pre-evaluation stage, post-evaluation results, scoring criteria and reviewer comments – and discussed the do’s and don’ts of expert review and editor evaluation, with a particular focus on feasible solutions and advice for cases that require revision.

 

Associate Professor Li Zhen speaking on behalf of the strategy group

 

Associate Professor Lao Guoling, editor of the operation and information science group, then talked about finding a balance between enriching the case library and controlling case quality, while noting that case evaluation should take teaching needs and case diversity into account. Future evaluation should also consider the rise in the interdisciplinary of cases, she said, as future e-commerce courses will include a variety of topics ranging from strategy and marketing to business models.

 

Associate Professor Lao Guoling speaking on behalf of the operation and information science group

 

Next, Assistant Professor Chen Hao, member of the human resources and organisational behaviour group, reflected on the case evaluation conducted last year and the pre-evaluation exercise for the seminar. She pointed out that, owing to the diversity of its theoretical foundation and the variety of subject levels, cases in this group were prone to conjectures and biases. She suggested that case reviewers should give pertinent advice and help authors refine their cases to reflect their core values.

 

Assistant Professor Chen Hao speaking on behalf of the human resources and organisational behaviour group

 

Professor Wang Junqiu, editor of the Finance and Accounting group, then explained in detail each evaluation criterion for cases and teaching notes, and gave a summary of the scoring metrics for each criterion.

 

Professor Wang Junqiu speaking on behalf of the finance and accounting group

 

Finally, Professor Xu Hui, editor of the marketing group, gave a review of the evaluation of marketing cases last year and summarised the main problems found in the process, such as a lack of emphasis on “decision points” and an overemphasis on narrative rather than logic. In particular, she said, some cases failed to set clear teaching goals or present well-developed questions, and there was a lack of in-depth discussion of relevant knowledge points. Therefore, she suggested that teachers responsible for case development should focus more on the specific knowledge points, rather than just touching on the surface of hot topics or popular companies.

 

Professor Xu Hui speaking on behalf of the marketing group

 

Comments given by representatives of the five groups were echoed amongst all attendees. Prof. Chen noted in his concluding remarks that the purpose of the seminar was to reach a common understanding on the evaluation criteria through thorough discussion and sharing. He said that he hoped that all participants would take this opportunity to keep learning and improving themselves. Further, in talking about the use of the online evaluation system of ChinaCases.Org, he further proposed to develop uniform scoring criteria, ensure consistency between review conclusions and scoring, and offer clearer and more focused comments for revision, in hopes of improving the quality of eligible cases to enrich the case library. Prof. Chen also mentioned that ChinaCases.Org should draw upon the experience of outstanding domestic and overseas case libraries such as the China Management Case-sharing Center, Ivey, and Harvard to improve the evaluation process and criteria, to ensure more high-quality China-focused cases are included in the case library, and thereby enhance their global influence.

 

Prof. Chen’s summary marked the conclusion of the discussion session and was followed by a ceremony where reviewers were presented awards and certificates for their participation and contribution. This year marked the fifth edition of the Global Contest for the Best China-focused Cases. Seven experts, Chen Hao, Fu Xin, Lou Gaoxiang, Wang Jin’ai, Yu Chunling, Zhang Haiyan and Zhang Hong, who have participated in the evaluation work since the contest’s beginning, were presented with the Five-year Service Award in recognition of their hard work and contributions. In presenting the awards, Prof. Chen said he hoped that all of the experts would continue to work together to improve the quality of cases for inclusion in the library. 

 

Seven experts were presented with the Five-year Service Award

 

 

Online Submission System For the "2019 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases" will be accessible starting Sept. 1, 2019. Your Attention to the Below FAQs is Appreciated.
2019 Global Contest for the Best China-focused Cases: the Review Process and Evaluation Criteria
2019 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases: Call for Submissions
Winners of 2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases
“2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases” Selection Comes to an End
CEIBS Hosts ChinaCases.Org Case Review Committee Seminar 2018
Online Submission System For the "2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases" will be accessible starting Nov. 1,2018. Your Attention to the Below FAQs is Appreciated.
2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases: Call for Submissions
Editorial Board for Management Disciplines Established for ChinaCases.Org
Winners of 2017 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases
Who Will Win the 2017 Global Contest for Best China-Focused Cases?
"Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform”Case Review Committee holds seminar at CEIBS
CEIBS HOSTS 5TH SHANGHAI MBA CASE DEVELOPMENT & SHARING PLATFORM STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
Online Submission System For the "2017 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases" will be accessible starting Nov. 1,2017. Your Attention to the Below FAQs is Appreciated.
2017 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases: Call for Submissions
5 FAQs about the 2016 Global Contest for “the Best China-Focused Cases”!
Curtain Down on Group Review and Appraisal of Nominated Case Award
2017 CEIBS Case Master Development Camp Opens! Register Now for the Second Batch (October 9-10)
CEIBS Case Center Holds Meeting to Bid Farewell to Prof. Liang Neng and Welcome Prof. Chen Shimin
Winners of 2016 Global Contest for the“Best China-Focused Cases”
2017 CEIBS Case Master Development Camp Opens! REgistration Now for the First Session
CEIBS Vice President and Dean Professor Ding Yuan Attended Shanghai MBA Annual Meeting
2016 Global Contest for “the Best China-Focused Cases” Call for Submissions
Presenting the 2016 CEIBS Case Master Development Camp!
Shanghai MBA Case Development Steering Committee Meets
Winners of 2015 Global Contest for the“Best China-Focused Cases”
Best China-Focused Cases Award Committee Meets
Curtain Down on Blind Review and Group Review of 2015 Global Contest for “Best China-Focused Cases”
2015 Global Contest for the "Best China-Focused Cases" Call for Submissions
Shanghai MBA Case Library 4th Round Review
5 B-Schools Join Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform
CEIBS & Tsinghua SEM to Share Case Resources
"Shanghai MBA course case database 'third meeting of the Steering Committee was held at the China Europe International Business School
Shanghai MBA Case Library Grows
Shanghai MBA Case Development Steering Committee Meets
Shanghai MBA Case Library Review Continues
Group Review of Shanghai MBA Case Library Initial Collection Completed
Case Co-Authored by Prof. Zhao Xiande Wins Case Centre Best Case Award
CEIBS Case Centre hosts Case Evaluation Workshop
Shanghai MBA Case Development Steering Committee Meets
Case Development Center Hosts ICCP Annual Meeting 2013
CEIBS Commissioned by Shanghai Government to Focus on China-specific Case Research:Interview with Professor Liang Neng, Associate Dean and Director of CEIBS Case Development Centre
“Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform” Officially Launched