Past cases

List of 2019 selected cases

  • 1st Prize: TransferWise: Sustainable Disruptor in the Remittance Services Industry?- by Arpita Agnihotri & Saurabh Bhattacharya
  • 2nd Prize: Beekeeper: From Pivoting Startup to Disrupting Scaleup- by Marc Chauvet, under the supervision of Dr Benoît Leleux
  •  3rd Prize: Disney Enters Streaming Space: Can it Disrupt the Disruptor? – by Syeda Maseeha & Debapratim Purkayastha
  • Gagnant du “Short Case”: “Port to Plate” Distribution System – Will Pesky Fish’s Supply Chain Model Sustain Growth? – by Indu Perepu & KBS Kumar

      $1000 Prize Winners

     Harley Davidson: Driving Through or Defending Against Disruption?- by Ezra Gentleman

     Pepperfry.com: Turning the Tables on Disruption – by Ivy Buche, under the supervision of Amit Joshi

     Singapore Press Holdings LTD: Reinventing Its Media Business in a Time of Digital Disruption?- by Shirley Koh

List of 2018 selected cases

  •  1stPlace: “John Lewis Partnership and Brexit or Not – What Now?” by Frank Shipper and Richard Hoffman
  •    2ndPlace: “Walmart’s E-Commerce Acquisition Spree: Toward Online Success or Existential Crisis?” by Syeda Tahera Sadia and Indu Perepu
  • 3rdPlace: “PromenAid Handrail: Managing Growth” by Christopher A. Ross
  • Short Case: “Charlebois Family Investments Inc.” by Pierre Brunet and Jean Beland

$1,000 Prize Winners:

“Birchbox” by Alok Kavthankar and Indu Perepu

“Growing Pains: Mahindra First Choice 2017” by Ivy Buche, Charles Dhanaraj, and Thomas Malnight

“TWIN Engineers Private Limited” by Jyoti Kainth and Gautam Kainth

List of 2017 selected cases

  •  1st Place: “Prabhat Dairy: The Crossover Challenge in the Indian Market” by Ramachandran Subramanian
  •  2nd Place: “Will LinkedIn Learning Disrupt the Education Landscape?” by Maxim Kolesnik, Mario Perez, and Dominik Reinhard
  •  3rd Place: “Bradley Tilden’s Dilemma Following the Alaska Airlines Merger” by Debapratim Purkayastha and Syeda Maseeha
  •  Short Case Winner: “Uber in South Africa: A Bumpy Ride” by Natasha Mwila
  •  $1000 Prize Winners:
  • “Sonae SR’s International Expansion” by Alana Baker
  • “Is the Apple Watch Killing the Swiss Watch Industry?” by Chantal Staeuble, Lars Bloechlinger, ans Kristian Uwe Curkovic
  • “The Dollar Shave Club: Can the Unilever Deal Add Sheen?” by Suma Ganesh

List of 2016 selected cases

1st Place:
“Nestle SA: The Nescafe Plan in China”
Written by: Ramasastry Chandrasekhar and Robert Klassen
2nd Place:
“The Turnaround Plan of McDonald’s: A Long Way to Go”
Written by: Indu Perepu
3rd Place:
“Eltherm: Glowing Red-Hot in the Concentrated Solar Power Heat-Tracing Market”
Written by: Marc Low and Brigitta Annegarn
Short Case Winner:
“Maggi Noodles in India: The Revival Challenge”
Written by: Alok Rama Kavthankar and Indu Perepu
$1000 Prize Winners:
“Uniqlo: A Supply Chain going Global”
Written by: Benjamin Yen
“Mahindra Finance: Accelerating Growth”
Written by: Charles Dhanaraj, Thomas Malnight and Ivy Buche
“Etsy, Inc.”
Written by: Ram Subramanian

List of 2015 selected cases

1st Place:
“Marco Polo : The Quest for Global Leadership”
Written by: Charles Dhanaraj, Fernanda Ribeiro and Eva Stal
2nd Place:
“Brunet Vise Juste”
Written by: Harold Boeck, Cédric Degallaix and Catherine Choquette
3rd Place:
“Warby Parker”
Written by: Vasudha M
$1000 Prize Winners:
“Xtra Power Energy Systems”
Written by: Rik Paul, Jighyasu Gaur and Debapratim Purkayastha
“Ricoh Canada”
Written by: Prescott C. Ensign and Jonathan Fast
“Paris Saint Germain”
Written by: Ronald Kamin and Thierry Delécolle

List of selected cases 2014

1st Place:
“Deloitte:Stormy Seas or Smooth Sailing Ahead? ”
Written by: Marc Low
2nd Place:
“Metro: my Canadian eGrocer?”
Written by: Karine Menard, Émilie Marinier, Lucas Perrotte, Harold Boeck
3rd Place:
“If You Love The Bubbles, Set Them Free:” SodaStream Takes on Coke and Pepsi
Written by: Ram Subramanian
$1000 Prize Winners:
“GREENoneTEC:Fierce Competition Under the Sun”
Written by: Dietmar Sternad
“Sony Corporation—Is the Sum Greater Than the Parts?”
Written by: Andrew Inkpen
“Henkel’s Journey to Purchasing Excellence – Escape from an adverse sourcing situation”
Written by: Lutz Kaufmann, Sotiris Politis, Gavin Meschnig

List of selected cases 2013

Case 1:
Yahoo! Inc – Marissa Mayers Challenge
Written by: Ram Subramanian
Case 2:
Vikas Spool Private Limited
Written by: Dr. Jyoti Kainth, Dr. Harsh Verma & Mr. Gautam Kainth
Case 3:
Short case: Real Ventures
Case 4:
Live case: Novartis Canada
Case 5:
Media Markt China Ltd. at a Crossroads
Written by: Thorsten Knauer, Thomas Liessem, Jessica Nathmann, Friedrich Sommer, Helena Tilke
Semi-Final Case:
Hanging The Competition Out To Dry: The Expansion Of The Maid Dry Cleaning And Laundry Service Company
Written by: Richard Farmer & Marta K. Dowejko
Final Case:
Tesco – Losing Ground In The Uk?
Written by: Ms. Indu Perepu

List of selected cases 2012

Case 1:
Sell or Stay
Written by: Joan Winn, Anna Pilková & Filip Šínsky
Case 2:
Technology Plus: Moving Forward
Written by: Susan White & Karen Hallows
Case 3:
Short case: ABC Bank
Case 4:
Live case: CGI Group
Case 5:
Tata Teleservices Ltd and NTT DoCoMo: A Strategic Tie Up
Written by: V.S. Pai
Semi-Final Case:
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories: Growing Pains
Written by: Syeda Maseeha Qumer & Debapratim Purkayastha
Final Case:
The [yellow tail] Phenomenon
Written by: Dr. Raymond Lopez & Dr. Armand Gilinsky

List of selected cases 2011

Case 1:
Hero Honda Motors Ltd- A Long Lasting Joint Venture
Written by: V.S. Pai
Case 2:
Green Light Reshuffle: Phasing out Incandescent Bulbs in France
Written by: Ronald G. Kamin & Yuting Chang
Case 3:
Short case
Case 4:
Live case: Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada
Case 5:
The Gulf of Mexico Catastrophe: impact on relationships between business and the arts
Written by: Derrick Chong
Semi-Final Case:
Good Hotel: Doing Good, Doing Well?
Written by: Armand Gilinsky, Jr. & S. Nourein Inamdar
Final Case:
Under Armour in 2010
Written by: Ram Subramanian & Pradeep Gopalakrishna