The Case Centre announces its list of bestselling case authors for the 2019/20 academic year.
This year has been like no other, as faculty and schools grapple with the challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, talented authors continue to shine as their cases are taught online and in-person around the world.
This year’s authors represent 18 schools, from 10 countries, across 3 continents.
ICFAI Business School’s Debapratim Purkayastha is no. 1 for the fifth consecutive year.
Of Professor Purkayastha’s success, Richard McCracken, The Case Centre’s Director, said:
“The Case Centre’s annual list of Top 40 Bestselling Case Authors recognises the best and most impactful case authors from business schools around the world. To feature in the list is a considerable achievement. Consider, then, the achievement of Professor Debapratim Purkayastha who tops the list for the fifth consecutive year. Professor Purkayastha deserves huge congratulations for his continuing success, and continuing enthusiasm for adopting innovative approaches to case writing.”
Alongside the well-known case writers, there are seven new entries, with INSEAD’s Joerg Niessing the highest at no. 16. Meanwhile, Peter Killing from the Institute of Management Development (IMD) jumps 20 places – from no. 38 to 18.
The most successful school in 2019/20 was Harvard Business School, with 12 of their faculty in the top 40.
Meet the bestselling authors
Browse the full list of bestselling authors, discover their cases and learn why they believe in the enduring importance of case writing and teaching as a fundamental cornerstone of business education.
1 Debapratim Purkayastha, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
2 Robert L Simons, Harvard Business School
3 Vivek Gupta, TechSci Research
4 Christopher A Bartlett, Harvard Business School
5 David B Yoffie, Harvard Business School
6 (j) W Chan Kim, INSEAD
6 (j) Renée Mauborgne, INSEAD
8 Pierre Chandon, INSEAD
9 Kamran Kashani, Institute for Management Development (IMD)
10 Wolfgang Ulaga, INSEAD
11 Benjamin Esty, Harvard Business School
12 Youngme Moon, Harvard Business School
13 Jill Avery, Harvard Business School
14 John A Quelch, Miami Business School
15 Elizabeth Grasby, Ivey Business School
16 Joerg Niessing, INSEAD
17 David J Collis, Harvard Business School
18 Peter Killing, Institute for Management Development (IMD)
19 Ian Dunn, Ivey Business School
20 Nader Tavassoli, London Business School
21 Robert F Bruner, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
22 Jamie Anderson, Antwerp Management School
23 Kasra Ferdows, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
24 (j) Michael Lewis, University of Bath School of Management
24 (j) Jose A.D. Machuca, Universidad de Sevilla
26 Elie Ofek, Harvard Business School
27 Thales Teixeira, Decoupling.co
28 Herminia Ibarra, London Business School
29 Robert S Kaplan, Harvard Business School
30 Nirmalya Kumar, Singapore Management University
31 D Satish, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
32 David Dubois, INSEAD
33 Urs Mueller, SDA Bocconi School of Management
34 Benoit Leleux, Institute for Management Development (IMD)
35 Jan W Rivkin, Harvard Business School
36 Eric Van den Steen, Harvard Business School
37 Ashok Som, ESSEC Business School
38 Dominique Turpin, Institute for Management Development (IMD)
39 Antonio Dávila, IESE Business School
40 Vincent Dessain, Harvard Business School
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