Congratulations to the Winners

2023 DEI Global Case Writing Competition


Rhino Foods’ People-Profit Dilemma: Inclusive Workforce Challenges and Opportunities

Authors: Pramodita Sharma, Srinivas Venugopal, Nicole Mallett



The Quest for Gender Pay Equity at Elemental Systems

Authors: Christopher I. Rider, Elizabeth Choi, Yena Kim

(Estimated publication Oct. 2023)


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Breaking Bread: DEIB Challenges Impact a Peruvian Corporation's Potential
This case combines a strategy issue (merger) encompassing the disciplines of organizational behavior and human resource management. Issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are intertwined in the…
Publication Date: 09/14/2023 Product ID: 5-915-152
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This case follows the decision-making process of Erik Wolfe, senior product marketing manager at Sound Agriculture, an agriculture technology company, to develop a go-to-market strategy for a new product. Founded…
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives at Levi Strauss & Co.: Are They Enough?
First Place Winner; 2023 DEI Global Case Writing Competition American clothing company Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) had a diverse workforce and prided itself on not discriminating against employees based…
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Amazon in Emerging Markets
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Nike's Response to Human Rights Abuse Claims in China
In 2019, Nike and other brands were accused by the media, human rights advocates and organizations, and members of the U.S. government of potentially having supply chain ties to human…
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