- 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.
- Teaching/Learning Value
- Engages students into 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.
- Sparks interest & curiosity of the reader, drawing them into the narrative.
- Clearly introduces the protagonist & organization/company.
- Clearly identifies the dilemma, its time frame, & its tension/urgency.
- Protagonist & organization clearly identified in the case introduction.
- There are appropriate details about the protagonist, including their role in the organization, career history, etc.
- There are appropriate details about the organization or company such as mission, revenue, history, P&L statements, culture, geo locations, competitors, etc.
- Adequate context is provided for both the protagonist and organization, relative to the concept of the case.
- Dilemma & time frame clearly identified in the case introduction, along with its urgency.
- Dilemma can realistically be solved by the protagonist.
- Dilemma has applicability beyond the immediate situation described in the case.
- Case specifies at least two questions that students need to address to solve the dilemma.
- Dilemma challenges students to analyze the situation & develop multiple, integrative solutions.
- Writing/Inclusive Case Design/Citations & Endnotes
- Documents are free from structural, grammatical, spelling, & typographical errors.
- Diversity & inclusiveness is reflected throughout individual case elements such as the protagonist, writing style, & language.
- Complete citations & endnotes are included for any quoted material such as facts, figures, & other data.
- Teaching Note
- Includes clear, measureable teaching objectives.
- Pedagogy identifies case audience, business disciplines, & prerequisite knowledge or courses.
- Assignment questions can be answered based on information provided in the case.
- Includes comprehensive answers to assignment questions, along with appropriate analysis.
- Includes explanations/sources for conceptual frameworks &/or business models students should use in their case analysis.
- Includes a teaching plan that suggests how to allocate time in-class for the case discussion.
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 above.
- First Place: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives at Levi Strauss & Co.: Are They Enough?
- Second Place: Rhino Foods' People-Profit Dilemma: Inclusive Workforce Challenges and Opportunities
- Third Place: The Quest for Gender Pay Equity at Elemental Systems
- Honorable Mention: Breaking Bread: DEIB Challenges Impact a Peruvian Corporation's Potential
- Honorable Mention: Diversity on Screen: Allure Studios' Challenging Casting Decision (To be published Nov. 2023)
- First Place: Navigating SheaMoisture through a Racial Awakening: Cara Sabin’s Authentic Leadership
- Second Place: Perks or Rights? Accommodating Neurodiversity in the Unionized Workplace
- Third Place: How Can Shoppers Market Create an Inclusive Environment for Women of Color?
- Honorable Mention:Activision Blizzard, Inc.: Facing the Call of Duty with a Laser Focus on Women
- Honorable Mention: DEI at Dynamo Relations: The Challenges of Remaining an Inclusive Company
- First Place: Cyrus Mehri and the National Football League's Rooney Rule (2021)
- Second Place: Oiselle: How Does an Activist Brand Authentically Commit to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
- Third Place: Does the U.S. Hospitality Market Offer Fertile Soil for Lemon Tree Hotels' Inclusive Business Model?
- Honorable Mention: Dr. Bonnie Henry: Contending with COVID-19 in Visible Minority Communities
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