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Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition Now Accepting Submissions

Feb. 2, 2012

The 2013 Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition is now accepting submissions. This is an innovative international event that supports and encourages undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe who wish to engage in case research and case writing. Submitted cases must be original and must not have been previously published nor submitted for review to a conference, book, or journal. Submitted cases are suitable if they advance the field of entrepreneurship and contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena.

Congratulations to the 2012 Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition award winners and finalists:

  • First place: Queens University of Charlotte
    Student presenters: Amanda L. Cash, Christian C. Melvin and Miranda L. Reynolds
    Case title: "The Penguin"
  • Second place: Manhattan College
    Student presenters: Joanna Kaminski, Samantha Marchese, and Cara Vullo
    Case title: "Equal Exchange: Trading Fairly and Making a Profit"
  • Third place: Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland
    Student presenter: Deborah A. Walker
    Case title: "Beaufort Solutions, Inc."

The finalists who also presented at the meeting before the three judges were:

  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
    Student case writer: Andre Finamore Amaral
    Case title: "Start Up RedPack Beach Lockers to Unlock
    Potentials: Writing Business Plans and Planning Businesses"
  • Samford University
    Student case writer: Kley Sippel
    Case title: "From Poverty to Prosperity"
  • Samford University
    Student case writers: Angela Fister and Meg Lozner
    Case title: "Pepper Place District and the Culinary Initiatives"

Baylor professor of management Marlene Reed believes that "the value in student case research is that it forces the student to utilize the theories they have studied in class to develop cases illustrating those theories. The development of an instructor's manual (which students must develop and submit with the case) is an excellent way of fully involving students in the academic process."

The next competition will be held in January 2013 at the USASBE Conference in San Francisco, California. The deadline for submissions is September 7, 2012.

For more information, see www.baylor.edu/EntCWC.

Email questions to EntCWC@baylor.edu.

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