To further promote teaching and research from a global perspective on relevant management issues in the Chinese business context, the Steering Committee of the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform is launching the 2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases. The contest is open to case developers both inside and outside China.
The contest particularly welcomes those cases that examine China-focused issues from a global perspective and those with high-quality, in-depth teaching notes that incorporate theoretical analyses and/or best practices in their focal areas. Now entering its fourth year, the contest has attracted worldwide attention (past winners: 2015, 2016, 2017). This year’s contest will inherit the basic principles exhibited in our reviewing process in past events, including fairness, justice, and standardization. See below for details of this year’s contest:
Phase 1 (December 1, 2018–February 28, 2019): The Case Review Committee of the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform will organize an initial review, a blind review and an area-editor review to decide whether a submitted case can be accepted by the Global Platform of China Cases (ChinaCases.Org) (see Online Submission System for evaluation standards).
Phase 2 (March 1, 2019–March 31, 2019): The editorial board for management disciplines of the Global Platform of China Cases (ChinaCases.Org) will shortlist up to 10 cases from the qualified case pool. The shortlisted candidates are tentatively the winners of the Nominated Case Award.
We welcome China-focused cases that address management issues confronted by any company that either operates in China or operates outside of China but is China-based. The cases shall reflect authors’ comprehensive observations and persistent research efforts. The most desirable teaching notes shall reflect authors’ research results.
Only teaching cases are eligible (as opposed to research cases). In principle, submitted cases should be based on field research.
In the absence of field research, cases based on second-hand materials are also eligible on the condition that the author acknowledges that all second-hand materials used in the participating case are cited correctly and do not infringe any intellectual property rights of any third party.
Submitted cases should be in either Chinese or English. Each case must be accompanied by a teaching note (in the same language as the case).
In addition to traditional text cases, we also welcome video cases and other new forms of cases. Regardless of case form, the case must be accompanied by a written teaching note in the same language as the case.
The suggested maximum length for cases is 15 pages (including exhibits, appendices). Chinese cases should not exceed 10,000 characters and English cases should not exceed 6,000 words. In principle, the teaching note should not exceed the length of the case.
Cases that use second-hand materials should clearly cite the sources of information and adhere to the general guidelines of ChinaCases.Org. Second-hand materials include but not limited to illustrations, tables, and reference literature. (See Online Submission System for details.)
In the submission process, the case author must sign an online Copyright Declaration to proceed:
Once the case is accepted by ChinaCases.Org, the global non-exclusive selling right of the qualified case will irrevocably be granted to CEIBS, and the case will be sold by ChinaCases.Org, which is operated by CEIBS.
The copyright ownership of cases submitted by member schools of the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform is subject to regulations of the Platform.
For any legal documents related to any claims on the submitted case, including but not limited to copyright ownership and company authorization, electronic copies have the same legal effect as original copies with regard to this contest.
Field research-based cases must be accompanied by an authorization letter issued by the case company. The letter must be signed by a company executive and sealed with the company’s official stamp (see Online Submission System for templates).
In principle, participating cases should not be published literature. Nevertheless, if a case has been published (including but not limited to publication in journals, magazines, textbooks, case collections and case libraries open for public reviewing, and web media), the case author(s) must simultaneously submit: (1) detailed information of the copyright owner and exclusive seller (if any); (2) a Letter of Authorization and Non-Exclusive Selling Right issued by the copyright owner and exclusive seller (if any) (see Online Submission System for relevant documents).
According to basic academic norms, during our review process, duplicate submissions to other institutions are not allowed (see Online Submission System for details).