Friday, October 30, 2009

BWI: ISB Sets up a Unique Case Development Centre

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: ISB
Friday, October 30, 2009 04:45 PM IST (11:15 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Accounting & management consultancy services, Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services, Education & training
ISB Sets up a Unique Case Development Centre

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Friday, October 30, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- -- Collaborates with Richard Ivey School of Business
-- Centre to Develop and Distribute Indian Case Studies Globally
-- Train, Support and Mentor Faculty from other Indian B Schools

The Indian School of Business (ISB) today formally announced the setting up of a Centre for Case Development at the ISB. The announcement was followed by the signing of an MoU with the Richard Ivey School of Business (Ivey), The University of Western Ontario, to enhance case writing capabilities among Indian academia, and also to distribute these cases worldwide. The MoU was signed by Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB and Carol Stephenson, Dean, Ivey.

The Centre will support and mentor faculty and research scholars from B Schools in India through a comprehensive process of case development - from generating ideas to publishing case studies globally.

Signing the MoU, Dean Rangnekar, said, "Indian companies have, in this past decade, developed new business models that have the potential to be replicated in other parts of the world but there is a significant shortage of case studies to understand these best practices. With its academic and industry affiliations, the ISB will support and mentor faculty from other B Schools in India, to create a knowledge repository of case studies for India and the world."

The ISB's knowledge of best practices in India combined with Ivey's vast experience in producing global case studies will ensure that case studies produced by the Centre comprise indigenous learning and global methodologies. Ivey is the second largest producer of case studies and the leading producer of Asian cases globally.

Elaborating on this association, Dean Stephenson, said, "We are proud to be partnering with ISB in an ambitious case development and training programme which will transform the educational environment in India. In so doing, Ivey will also be able to bolster its own capabilities in managing in emerging markets."

The Centre is currently developing case studies on corporates, planning bodies, NGOs, SMEs and sports organisations among others. It will enable B School faculty in India to create cutting edge research to teach students and executives, and bring an Indian perspective in B-school curriculum across the globe. The Centre has already conducted workshops and trained several management faculty on case writing and teaching. In addition it has created a network of high quality free lance case writing professionals across the country to assist faculty in developing cases. It aspires to build a pool of about 350 case writing faculty and research scholars in India by the next academic year.

In addition to Ivey, the Centre is also working with international B Schools like Darden, University of Virginia, to publish collaborative cases.

About ISB

The Indian School of Business is a premier management institution established in 2001. In a short span of eight years, the ISB has successfully pioneered several new trends in management education in India and has established itself as a leading B-school across the world. The ISB has a strong pool of research oriented resident faculty and invites high calibre international faculty from reputed B-schools to teach in its Post Graduate Programme in Management/Executive Education Programmes as well as to participate in collaborative research with the resident faculty. Recently, ISB was ranked 15 in Global B-School Rankings 2009 by Financial Times, London.

About Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario

The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario is one of the top business schools in the world. Ivey offers undergraduate and graduate MBA, Executive MBA and PhD degree programmes, in addition to Executive Development programmes. Ivey established Canada's first MBA programme. The School has campuses in London (Ontario), Toronto, and Hong Kong. Ivey is differentiated by its focus on real-world leadership and its case method of teaching.

To view the photographs, please click on the links given below:

Left to Right: Savita Mahajan, Chief Executive, Mohali Campus and Associate Dean Strategic Initiatives and Admissions, ISB, Ajit Rangnekar- Dean, ISB, Carol Stephenson, Dean, Ivey

Ajit Rangnekar- Dean, ISB, and Carol Stephenson, Dean, Ivey releasing the Havell's Case Study- the first case developed at the Centre for Case Development at the ISB
For picture(s)/data to illustrate this release click below:

Varshaa Ratnaparke, Manager - Marketing and Communications, Indian School of Business, +91 9394568018,


If you wish to change your Business Wire India selection please click on this link and use your personal username and password to login.

Submit your press release at

No comments:

Post a Comment