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Student Case Writing Competition Winners Announced: Baylor University Entrepreneurship Program and United States Association of Small Business Education (USASBE) Choose Best from Worldwide Entries

Feb. 11, 2011

By Kelsey McCarty

The Baylor University Entrepreneurship Program and the United States Association of Small Business Education (USASBE) sponsored a student case writing competition at the annual USASBE Conference Jan. 13 in Hilton Head, S.C.

The event was open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in case research and writing.

The cases were original, aimed at advancing the field of entrepreneurship and contributing to an understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena.

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

The results are as follows:

First place winner was Queen's University of Charlotte. The student presenters were Jud Allen and Margaret Jane Willoughby. The case title was "U.S. National Whitewater Center."

Second Place winner was IBS Hyderabad, India. The student presenters were Somaditya Das and Wasim Kalwa. The case title was "SKS Microfinance: Managing Growth and Continuity of a Social Enterprise."

Third Place winner was University of Colorado at Boulder. The student presenters were Ryan Karlin and Rois Langner. The case title was "Tendril Networks, Inc."

The finalists also presented at the meeting before three judges. The finalists are as follows:

Samford University, the student case writers were Devon Bagwell, Noel Dowling, Will Satterfield, Heather Williams. The case title was "Alabama Air Shuttle: Fight or Flight?"

Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, the student case writer was Megan Denty. The case title was "The Road to the Beaches."

Wayne State University, the student case writer was Linda Rusin. The case title was "Where Has All the IP Gone?"

"I was very pleased with the response from students from all over the world--especially since this was our first year for this competition. It is our hope that even more student cases will be submitted by their faculty supervisors for the competition this year," Baylor professor of management Marlene Reed said.

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