- The protagonist and/or the case dilemma is clearly focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
- Content focuses on a business effort/challenge that is compelling and significant within the DEI space.
- Inclusive Case Design
- Diversity and inclusiveness is reflected throughout individual case elements such as the protagonist, writing style, and language.
- Case is written with sensitivity to intercultural differences.
- Teaching/Learning Value
- Engages students in an active learning mode.
- Provides students opportunities to analyze/solve relevant, practical, and regional business issues related to DEI.
- Contains elements allowing students to exercise higher-order, complex thinking. Requires more than just comprehension and memory.
- Addresses the problem to be examined and arouses interest and curiosity of the reader.
- Introduces key decision makers and examines the parameters or limitations of the situation.
- Introduces the protagonist with appropriate detail about their role in the organization.
- Provides enough details about the organization or company including mission, revenue, evolution, other appropriate profit and loss statements, culture, and geographic location(s).
- Provides adequate context for both protagonist and the organization, relative to the concept of the case.
- Clearly identifies the decision point early within the case.
- Clearly identifies the specific time frame of the decision point.
- The dilemma can realistically be solved by the protagonist.
- The problem has applicability beyond the immediate situation described in the case.
- Specifies at least two questions that students need to address in solving the case.
- Challenges students to analyze the situation and develop multiple, integrative solutions.
- Format/Writing/Teaching Note
- Case is appropriate length based on difficulty of the situational context described.
- Case is accompanied by a comprehensive teaching note that includes clear, measureable teaching objectives, pedagogy, and case analysis.
- Case submission is free from structural, grammatical, spelling, and typographical errors.
Review and Judging Process
- First and second rounds of reviews will be double-blind, i.e., the reviewers will not know the identity of the submitting author(s), and vice versa.
- Finalist judging will be reverse single-blind, i.e., finalist judges will not know the identity of the submitting author(s), but authors will know the identity of the finalist judges, as they are featured below.
Winners: 2021 DEI Global Case Writing Competition
Authors: Christopher Rider, Eileen Lopez Rider, Shonita Black
Authors: Lindsey Gallo, Jane Xie, Marisa Weidner
Authors: David A. Wernick, Siddharth K. Upadhyay
Authors: Benjamin Bigio, Janaki (Jana) Seijts, Gerard Seijts