1st Annual Case Research Competition – 2021 Connecting Academia Industry Communities

16th November 2021


Case content should be aimed at providing a concrete managerial
focus, contemporary, with clear identification of challenge and solution
along with learning value. This includes:

  • Introduction

  • Dilemmas faced

  • About the company

  • Proposed solutions


Balance between the data, narration, both global and Indian context.


Case submission is expected to enhance the learner experience
with various dimensions.Teaching Notes should contain:

  • Learning Objective

  • About the Company

  • Challenges/ Issues addressed

  • Data and Analysis

  • Discussion questions

  • Solutions

  • Approximate length can be 10-12 pages

Case Writing Benefits:

  • Published cases will have visibility for authors.

  • Award Rs 50,000 each for four winning cases, corresponding author to
    decide on sharing of prize money among team members.

  • Authors of short-listed cases will be requested to commission case along
    with teaching notes and submit. The authors will be given a letter of
    appreciation and cases can be published with ISBN number as

  • Encourage students and faculty members to enhance Industry-Academia
    interface through the journey of case preparation and publication.

  • Contribute academic knowledge to the industry.


  • Individual or as a team can submit

  • Faculty members working with domestic and International Business
    schools, University department / School of Business Administration, with
    official email ID

Categories of Cases:

  • Primary data

  • Disguised cases

  • Research-based cases

  • Secondary data

  • Real-life Experiences

Submission Guidelines:

  • Extended Abstract of the case within 2000 words

  • Timelines – Submission of Extended Abstract - February 25th, 2022

  • Intimation of Selected Cases - March 4th, 2022

  • The short-listed cases will be intimated to commission case and submit by- May 30th, 2022

  • The Extended Abstract must be written in English, and contain executive
    summary, the dilemma, proposed methodology, and the expected outcomes Author/s affiliation to be given on separate file, as each case will be coded
    for blind review

  • The case should not have been submitted to any other journal or Contest

  • Case should be written in Times New Roman, 12 font size with 1.5 line spacing
    in MS-Word

  • Length of the full case is to be of reasonable not more than 20 pages
    including exhibits and references

  • All submissions should be run with the software Grammarly for language

  • Authors can avail Proof Reading Services upon request.

  • Teaching notes for the commissioned cases to be submitted for awards as
    well as publication

Evaluation Criteria:

Blind review of the extended abstracts for the case study will be carried out by
the Jury based on the following criteria:

  • Case Quality: 60%

  • Teaching Notes: 25%

  • Novelty: 15%

The decision of the Jury is final.

Copyright and Royalty:

  • Copyright of the cases will be with the Institute and Author.

  • Pricing and Royalty sharing will be announced by the Institute in due course.

Documents to attach:

  • Author’s affiliation file

  • Extended Abstract

  • NOC from the Company

  • Copy right form

  • Author Self-Declaration for Originality

  • Plagiarism check report

Online Submission to the email ID: crc.kjsim@somaiya.edu

For any clarifications mail us at: ashasivakumar@somaiya.edu