Emerging Markets Case Studies (EMCS) End of Year update 2019


Emerging Markets Case Studies (EMCS)  has had another great year and published another 100 high quality case studies and teaching notes in 2019.

Author payments 

We recently announced that as of January 2019 we began paying authors £100, or the equivalent currency, upon publication of their case study and are beginning to see an increase in high quality submissions as a result of this. We believe this is an important step in recognising the contributions our authors make and hope this will continue to improve the quality and quantity of EMCS cases.


Spanish cases

As well as 100 new case studies and teaching notes, we have also published 20 Spanish cases which will be online by the end of the year. Many thanks to everyone who has reviewed and submitted to this collection as well as to the Guest Editor Dr Andrée Marie López-Fernández for her ongoing work to make this issue possible. 


Short cases

We are proud to announce we have published 11 short cases this year. Unlike traditional 8-10-page case study narratives, short cases in this special issue are between 2,000 and 3,000 words, can be read in 15 minutes; allowing an immediate classroom discussion around a single theme. Short cases include less data, background information, and exhibits, and are more focused on analysis in the classroom. Short cases develop a central protagonist facing a compelling management dilemma and contain a substantial teaching note, following the standard EMCS format for classroom use.


NACRA call for cases 

NACRA’s call for cases for the 2020 conference is now open. NACRA are asking for case submissions with a deadline of June 15th and are also open to proposals for ‘New Views’ panels, workshops and symposia.

The NACRA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to engage with other leading case researchers in a small-group format, to receive detailed and constructive feedback about your case, and to participate in presentations from experienced case researchers and educators. The distinctive roundtable track design provides an excellent professional opportunity to enhance your abilities to develop higher quality participant-centred and discussion-based cases.

For more information, please see: https://www.nacra.net/conference/call-for-cases/


New modules on the Emerald Cases Hub: Teaching a Case Study

To complement our writing modules, we have just launched two new modules on ‘Preparing to teach a case study’ and ‘Facilitating in the classroom.’ Based on feedback from networks, we have incorporated information, guidance and examples of the issues most affecting faculty using cases including: enabling students to contribute, dealing with challenging classroom scenarios and ensuring everyone gets a chance to contribute. 

The Cases Learning Hub is accessible to all – register here: https://caseshub.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/


Scopus Update

As you may know, EMCS was accepted into Scopus in July. We’re delighted to have been added and expect it to be indexed in Scopus before the end of the year. This endorsement of our quality of our content is an important step in cases being acknowledged as a valuable academic contribution.


We are happy to announce the 2020 AABS case competition is now open. If you missed the webinar with helpful advice from Dr Michael Goldman and past winner Claire Barnardo, check it out here. For more information on the competition and details on how to submit, see the AABS page here.

The annual Emerald CEEMAN competition will also be open for submissions on December 5th. For more information and details on how submit please see here.

Recently Published Cases  

Below are a selection of the most downloaded cases of last year, across a range of subjects including strategy, human resource management and international business.  



Thanks again for your continued support for EMCS.