Case Study Competition

We are pleased to announce the
6th ICHRIE Johnson & Wales
Case Study Competition.


Call for Case Studies

Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce the launch of the 6th edition of this initiative and to cordially invite you to submit your case studies for the 2016 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 five years resulting to: many awards and public recognition to the winners; the submission of numerous high quality case studies; and the publication of five 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, 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 of ICHRIE Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases is published annually since 2012, and each annual Volume features four journal issues.
All case studies submitted to the ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Hospitality & Tourism 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, US$750; Third Prize, 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.
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 at:

The deadline for submitting case studies to the 2016 ICHRIE Johnson & Wales case study competition is the 10th April 2016.

Author(s) wishing to submit a case study ONLY for publication consideration in the 2017 issue(s) of the "Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases" can submit their case study until the 30th of June 2016.

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,

Professor Marianna Sigala
University of South Australia, Australia
Chair, ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition
Editor, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases

The ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition is sponsored by