Top 50 Bestselling Case Authors 2021/22

Photos of the Top 50 Bestselling Case Authors 2021/11

On 17 October 2022, The Case Centre revealed its list of bestselling case authors for the 2021/22 academic year. A place in the top 50 is an extraordinary achievement, as over 9,700 faculty are registered as authors with The Case Centre.


The 2021/22 ranking has a truly global reach featuring 21 schools, from 9 countries, on 4 continents.

The late Debapratim Purkayastha of ICFAI Business School (IBS), who sadly passed away in May 2021, is top of the ranking for a seventh straight year.

Fellow ICFAI Business School faculty member, Indu Perepu, remains at no.2, and is the highest-ranked female author in the list. The positive trend of female representation continues for a second successive year (2021/22: 22%; 2020/21: 18%; 2019/20: 12.5%).

This year there were seven new entries, the highest of which is Columbia Business School’s Todd Jick, who rounds off the top 10. Meanwhile, INSEAD and ICFAI Business School dominate the top 10, boasting four and three authors, respectively.

As for the wider top 50, Harvard Business School rank highest with nine authors, followed closely by ICFAI Business School (seven), INSEAD (seven) and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) (six).

And at no.27, Sandra Vandermerwe is Africa’s first Bestselling Case Author, flying the flag for Gordon Institute of Business Studies (GIBS), University of Pretoria.

See all the trends in an infographic.

Meet the 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.

Debapratim PurkayasthaICFAI Business School (IBS)
Indu PerepuICFAI Business School (IBS)
W Chan KimINSEAD (joint)
Renée MauborgneINSEAD (joint)
Christopher A BartlettHarvard Business School
Wolfgang UlagaINSEAD
Syeda Maseeha QumerICFAI Business School (IBS)
Kamran KashaniInternational Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Kasra FerdowsMcDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
10 Todd JickColumbia Business School
11 Joerg NiessingINSEAD
12 Vivek GuptaMarket Xcel Data Matrix Private Limited
13 Michael LewisUniversity of Bath School of Management (joint)
13 Jose AD MachucaUniversidad de Sevilla (joint)
15 Elizabeth GrasbyIvey Business School
16 David B YoffieHarvard Business School
17 Jill AveryHarvard Business School
18 Ian DunnIvey Business School
19 Benjamin EstyHarvard Business School
20 Robert F BrunerUniversity of Virginia Darden School of Business
21 Garima RatnaAmity Research Centre
22 Ashok SomESSEC Business School
23 David J CollisHarvard Business School
24 Herminia IbarraLondon Business School
25 Rajiv FernandoQuality Austria Gulf
26 Pierre ChandonINSEAD
27 Sandra VandermerweGordon Institute of Business Studies (GIBS)
28 Peter KillingInternational Institute for Management Development (IMD)
29 Carlos CordonInternational Institute for Management Development (IMD)
30 John A QuelchMiami Business School
31 Denis GrombHEC Paris
32 David DuboisINSEAD
33 Jamie AndersonAntwerp Management School
34 Jitesh NairICFAI Business School (IBS)
35 Youngme MoonHarvard Business School
36 Stefan MichelInternational Institute for Management Development (IMD)
37 V Namratha PrasadICFAI Business School (IBS)
38 James E HatchIvey Business School
39 June CotteIvey Business School
40 Gianpiero PetriglieriINSEAD
41 Dominique TurpinInternational Institute for Management Development (IMD)
42 Willy ShihHarvard Business School
43 Juan AlcacerHarvard Business School
44 Sanjib DuttaICFAI Business School (IBS)
45 Benoit LeleuxInternational Institute for Management Development (IMD)
46 Nader TavassoliLondon Business School
47 Sean D CarrGlobal Innovation Exchange, University of Washington
48 Pankaj GhemawatIESE Business School
49 GV MralidharaICFAI Business School (IBS)
50 Vincent DessainHarvard Business School

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