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Baylor-USASBE Case Writing Competition Recognizes Top Three Student Teams

Feb. 4, 2013

The 2013 Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition was held at the USASBE Conference in San Francisco, California on January 10.

The student case writing competition is an annual event sponsored by Baylor Entrepreneurship and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) that support and encourage undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe who wish to engage in case research and case writing.

Case Writing Competition Winners

Submitted cases are suitable if they advance the field of entrepreneurship, broadly defined, and contribute to an understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena. The cases must be original and unpublished, and their focus can include, but is not limited to, new venture creation, international entrepreneurship, small business management, family-owned businesses, minority and gender issues in small business and entrepreneurship, venture financing, corporate entrepreneurship, small business and venture marketing and social enterprises.

"One of the joys of putting together this Student Case Competition is the fact that everyone involved with the competition receives such a benefit from it," said Marlene Reed, Baylor Business Entrepreneur-in-Residence. "The students have the opportunity of interviewing successful entrepreneurs and performing library research to develop their instructor's manual, the reviewers are always delighted that I have called upon them to read and review the cases, and the judges volunteer at the end of each year to judge the cases that will reach the finals the next year. In addition, the universities the student finalists represent have the satisfaction of having their students participate at a professional conference and present their research," added Reed.

Cash prizes were $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place; and $500 for third place. Competition award winners were:

  • First place: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif.
    Student presenters: Hector Gonzalez, Gobind Manwani, Aneese Bishara, and Andrew Vranicar
    Case title: "Growing Pains at Diaper Dude"
  • Second place: Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.
    Student presenters: Laura Hudson, Joshua Sheppard, Andrew Sumerlin, and Ellie Qin
    Case title: "Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery"
  • Third place: Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I.
    Student presenters: Geena Albury, Megan Lemoi and Jessica Helfrich
    Case title: "Raffa Yoga: From Beginner to Advanced"

Finalists included:

  • IMT Hyderabad, India
    Student author: Nitin Kuman Jain
    Case title: "After 12"
  • Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.
    Student author: Meg Lozner
    Case title: "Southern Grits to Haute Cuisine: Much More Than a Taste of the South"
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    Student author: Jacob Murray
    Case title: "Bambino Super City"

Learn more about the Baylor-USASBE Case Writing Competition.

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