To further promote research from a global perspective on unique management issues in the Chinese business context, the Steering Committee of the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform is launching the 2017 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. The most desirable teaching notes shall reflect authors’ research results, which may include an analytical framework, a research methodology, and findings. Winning teaching cases shall reflect authors’ comprehensive observations and persistent research efforts.
The Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases has attracted worldwide attention ( Winners 2015, 2016 ). 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:
All awards (prizes and award certificates) will be granted by the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform.
The prizes to case author(s) for each Final Global Best China-Focused Case Award (up to 5 winning cases) and each Nominated Case Award (up to 10 winning cases) are RMB 100,000 (pre-tax) and RMB 50,000 (pre-tax), respectively.
1. 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.
2. Submitted cases will be first reviewed in order to determine whether they can be accepted in the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform. Therefore, in principle, participating cases should not be published literature.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) (log in to the Online Submission System for these documents).
3. According to basic academic norms, during our review process, duplicate submissions to other institutions are not allowed (log in to the Online Submission System for details).
Phase 1 (December 1, 2017–February 28, 2018): The Case Review Committee of the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform will organize a blind review and a group review to decide whether a submitted case can be accepted (become a qualified case) by the Shanghai MBA Case Library (log in to the Online Submission System for evaluation standards).
Phase 2 (March 1, 2018–March 31, 2018): An expert panel will be formed by experts from member schools of the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform. The expert panel will shortlist up to 10 cases from the qualified case pool. The shortlisted candidates are tentatively the winners of the Nominated Case Award.
Phase 3 (April 1, 2018–April 15, 2018): An international expert panel will select up to 5 cases from the nominated cases as the Final Award winners.
1. Only teaching cases are eligible (as opposed to research cases). In principle, submitted cases should be based on field research.
2. 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.
3. 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). Authors also need to provide a synopsis in Chinese or English (for submission requirements, see Online Submission System).
4. 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.
1. In the submission process, the case author must sign an online Copyright Declaration to proceed:
(1) Once the case is accepted by the platform (qualified case), 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 royalty for one complete set of case will be based on the current ChinaCases.Org royalty policy.
(2) 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.
2. 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 competition.
3. 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).