2020 – Fourth Annual Competition

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Winners of Case Competition

  1. Team Famous Five – Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India (Prize of $5000)
  2. Team Titan – Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India (Prize of $3000)
  3. Team VUCA – Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (Prize of $1000)
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The 2020 Case

Fourth Cornell Emerging Markets Institute Annual Case Competition is a key event in the conference, and was held on November 7th. The year 2020 has been unexpected for all of us. Hit by a global pandemic,  economies and lives around the world have been impacted, something which none had anticipated. Keeping this current state in mind, this year’s case competition addressed the challenges that the emerging markets companies, which increasingly rely on a globally interconnected supply chain, are facing due to Covid-19, specifically in the pharmaceuticals industry.

Kishan Kashyap

"The problem statement was extremely well-crafted and relevant in the current context. Probably, the most memorable part of the competition was fielding difficult questions from a panel of accomplished judges from all over the world. Equally enriching was the perspectives we gained from the presentations of other finalists."

Kishan Kashyap, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Case Competition Winner


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University of Technology Sydney, Australia (Team SAS Consulting)


Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (Team VUCA)


Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India (Team Famous Five)

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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India (Team Titan)

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SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, USA

9 Countries - 17 Business Schools - 130+ Students

EMI’s Fourth Annual Competition saw over 130 students from 17 business schools participate. This year’s participating business schools include:

  • Australia – University of Technology Sydney
  • Bangladesh – University of Dhaka
  • Colombia – Universidad de los Andes
  • India – IIM Raipur, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, Somaiya University
  • Mexico – Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Nigeria – Lagos Business School
  • South Korea – Yonsei University
  • U.S.A – Cornell University, Baruch College, UCLA Anderson School of Management

We congratulate all of the participants for their hard work and impressive solutions!