The annual Oikos Case Writing Competition aims to promote the development of new high quality case studies in the field of sustainability management, strategy and social entrepreneurship.
The Oikos Foundation for Economy and Ecology at the University of St. Gallen established the Global Case Writing Competition in 2003 to create a body of knowledge about sustainable management practices that could be used by university professors at business schools around the world.
An international panel of leading faculty reviews the cases in a double-blind review process and gives written feedback to each case contributor. For each of these tracks the judging committee selects three winners and two runners-up. The first prize is CHF 5000, second prize is CHF 2000 and third prize is CHF 1000.
Currently the competition has two tracks:
Corporate Sustainability Track
Social Entrepreneurship Track
Inspection copies of all winning cases, as well as runners-up, are included in the oikos Online Case Collection. The collection currently consists of over 30 excellent peer-reviewed cases on corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship.