His entry beat out case studies submitted from business schools on four continents. The case is illustrating the strategy of UK-born advertising specialist Trevor Field to develop and market an innovative PlayPump Water System (PlayPump) in southern African countries. The Prize money for the first Prize is CHF 5000.-
Charles J. Corbett and William G. Powell from the University of California's Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, USA won second Prize with their case study "The ReUse of People: Scrap to Sales". And a team from New Zealand (Helen Tregidga; Auckland University of Technology, Kate Kearins, also AUT and Eva Collins; Waikato Management School, Hamilton) came in third with the case "Kapai New Zealand: Eat Your Greens!", illustrating the challenges of a new venture to promote both their country and healthy eating with a franchise concept.
Track chair Michael Pirson announced the winning cases on March 24 at the Annual Meeting of the Social Entrepreneurship University Network on "Re-Envisioning Social Entrepreneurship Education" within the World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford, UK. The oikos Global Case Writing Competition Social Entrepreneurship Track was organized in cooperation with Ashoka.
The winning cases were selected by a judging Committee comprised of distinguished scholars from more than a dozen Universities including James A. Phills, Jr. (Stanford Graduate School of Business), J. Gregory Dees (Duke University), Francesco Perrini (Bocconi Milano), Gabriel Berger, (Universidad de San Andrés) and Johanna Mair (IESE Barcelona).
Take a look at the full list of the winners and runner-ups of the oikos Global Case Writing Competition 2009.