Emerald and the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) are delighted to announce the launch of the 2014 Emerald/AABS Case Study Competition. The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material relevant derived from real life situations in Africa. All case submissions will be considered for international publication. Cash prizes of $1500, $1000 and $500 will be awarded to the three most outstanding cases respectively.
Those who submit their cases and teaching notes by 7 November 2013 will receive feedback on their cases by mentors assigned by Emerald. Authors will receive their feedback by 20 December 2013
Entries for the actual case writing competition will open on 8 November 2013 and close on 31 January 2014. Entries may be submitted by those who did not submit cases to Phase 1 for mentoring
Applicants must be of African origin or be based at an African institution
• Cases should have a focus on a real life situation in Africa.
• All cases should be teaching cases based on a real situation in a real company, with a clear decision-making situation, and prepared in accordance with case writing guidelines provided in the instructional materials.
• Academic (research) cases will not be accepted for evaluation by the jury.
• Case studies submitted should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication in any ISSN/ ISBN-registered publication or with any other case-centre.
• All case studies must be accompanied by a Consent to Publish Form which has been completed and signed by the management of the company or individuals included in the case.
• Please consult the competition evaluation checklist before submitting your case.
Emerald reserves the right to publish the cases submitted for the competition. If the editorial team of the Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection would like to publish a case submission, the editor will contact the author with an offer to do so.
If, twelve months after the deadline for submissions has passed, Emerald has not contacted the author about publishing his/her case, Emerald will waive its first claim to publication and the authors will be free to submit their case to another publication.
In the event of publication authors will retain the academic freedom to contribute to the wider distribution and readership of their work. This includes the right to use their work as part of their own teaching. The rights retained by the author are explained fully in the Emerald Authors' Charter.
To submit your paper online you must first create an author account at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/eemcs then follow the on-screen guidance which takes you through the submission process.
• Deadline for phase 1 submissions (mentoring stage) is 7 November 2013
• Phase 2 submissions accepted from 8 November 2013
• Deadline for phase 2 submissions was 31 January 2014
• The winners will be announced at the 2014 AABS Connect Annual Conference.
Cases will be automatically entered into the peer review process. Selected cases will be published in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies [EEMCS] collection [ISSN 2045-0621]. By participating in the competition, you are automatically agreeing to having your case study published in EEMCS, providing it is accepted for publication after peer review and rounds of revision [if required].
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