It is my pleasure to announce the launch of the 5th edition of this initiative and to cordially invite you to submit your case studies for the 2015 ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Hospitality & Tourism Case Study Competition & Publications Series.The ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Hospitality & Tourism Case Study Competition and Publication Series has been running with great success during the last four years resulting to: many awards and public recognition to the winners; the submission of numerous high quality case studies; and the publication of four volumes (consisting of 4 issues each volume) of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases (JHTC). As the quality level of the case studies is sky rocketing each year, the competition is becoming tougher and ICHRIE significantly contributes to the academia by enriching the educational material that educators can use for enhancing their instruction methods.
Worthy case studies submitted to the competition are peer-reviewed and considered for publication in the ICHRIE electronic journal titled Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases. This e-journal is an ICHRIE publication that aims to fill in the publication gap for case studies in tourism and hospitality. Case studies provide innovative ideas, business (best) practices, professional dilemmas, and lessons learned from the tourism and hospitality reality. Hence, cases are an invaluable source of knowledge for educators, professionals and researchers alike. In this vein, JHTC is the first peer-reviewed publication in tourism that aims to act as:
The electronic journal, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases, is published annually since 2012, and each annual Volume features four journal issues.
- a clearinghouse providing educators with valuable case studies to enrich their educational and instruction methods;
- an internationally recognised publication outlet offering researchers the opportunity to publish their research work;
- a new added-value service of ICHRIE to its members;
- an additional important contribution of ICHRIE to tourism & hospitality education and research.
All case studies submitted to the ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case
Study Competition are double-blind reviewed by three reviewers. The
three most highly evaluated and commented case studies will receive
prestigious (financial and material) prizes as well as public
recognition and promotion in the annual ICHRIE conference and other
First Prize is US$1000
The case studies may focus on any topic and subject area related to the
tourism & hospitality education and industry. Case studies may be
compiled from field research, published sources and/or generalized
experience. Case studies do not have to follow a specific structure.
However, each case study is expected to include sections related to the
Second Prize is US$750
Third Prize is US$500
a) a background of the subject organisation and/or of
b) an analysis of the dilemma and/or the teaching objective;
c) a section explaining the questions and dilemmas of the case study;
related bibliography and additional reading.
The case studies must be of maximum 5,000 words excluding figures,
tables, annexes and bibliography. Each case study submission must be
accompanied by a teaching note for which there is no world limit
(although a teaching note of a minimum of 1,000 words is expected). The
case studies and the teaching note will be evaluated against three
criteria: content, theoretical underpinning, and presentation. Case
studies must adhere and follow the submission guidelines of case study
The case studies must be of maximum 5,000 words excluding figures, tables, annexes and bibliography. Each case study submission must be accompanied by a teaching note for which there is no world limit (although a teaching note of a minimum of 1,000 words is expected).
The case studies and the teaching note will be evaluated against three criteria: content, theoretical underpinning, and presentation. Case studies must adhere and follow the submission guidelines of case study writing.
For more information about the submission guidelines, the competition rules, the type and amount of the awards/prizes, the evaluation criteria and the ethical/legal requirements for submitting case studies, please visit the website:
The deadline for submitting case studies to the 2015 ICHRIE Johnson & Wales case study competition is the 12th April 2015.
Author(s) wishing to submit a case study ONLY for publication consideration in the 2016 issue(s) of the "Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases" can submit their case study until the 30th of June 2015.
If you require further information and/or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
This is your opportunity to contribute to the Tourism & Hospitality Education as well as publish and be rewarded for your efforts.
Looking forward to receiving your case studies and thank you in advance for your valuable support to this great initiative.
With my best regards,
Dr. Marianna Sigala
Chair, ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition
Editor, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases