Case Study Competition

We are pleased to announce the
4th ICHRIE Johnson & Wales
Case Study Competition.

Call for Case Studies

Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce the launch of the 4th edition of this initiative and to cordially invite you to submit your case studies for the 2014 ICHRIE Johnson & Wales 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 three years. The winners of the previous competitions have received numerous awards and public recognition, while the quality level of the case studies is sky rocketing each year and the competition is becoming tougher. As a result, the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases (JHTC) has published three volumes already (4 issues per volumes), providing numerous useful case studies that educators can use in their instruction methods.

Worthy case studies submitted to the competition are peer-reviewed and considered for publication in the ICHRIE electronic journal, 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, the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases is the first peer-reviewed publication in tourism that aims to act as:
  • 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.
The electronic journal, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases, is published annually and the number of journal issues per year depend on the number of case studies that are accepted for publication.

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 promotional material.

First Prize is US$1000
Second Prize is US$750

Third Prize is US$500

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 following topics:
a) a background of the subject organisation and/or of the topic;
b) an analysis of the dilemma and/or the teaching objective;
c) a section explaining the questions and dilemmas of the case study;
d) 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 writing.
Deadline Extension
***20th April 2014
The deadline for submitting case studies to the 2014 ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition.

30th of June 2014
Deadline for author(s) wishing to submit a case study ONLY for publication consideration in the 2015 issue(s) of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases.

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 new initiative.

With my best regards,

Dr. Marianna Sigala
Chair, ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition
Editor, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases

The ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition is sponsored by