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January 22-23, 2015 | Tampa, Florida

The Baylor Entrepreneurship Program and USASBE Student Case Writing Competition is an annual event that supports and encourages undergraduate and graduate students who wish to engage in case research and writing.

This year's competition will be held January 22 - 23, 2015 at the USASBE Conference in Tampa, Florida. The deadline for submissions is September 12, 2014.

Awards levels for top placing teams are as follows:

  • 1st Place: $2,000
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

Case Eligibility

We are seeking original cases that advance the field of entrepreneurship and contribute to the understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena. Cases must not have been previously published or submitted for review to a conference, book or journal.

Case Topics

Potential case topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New Venture Creation
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Management
  • Family-Owned Businesses
  • Minority and Gender Issues in Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Financing
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing in Small Businesses and Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • The Launch and Development of Social Enterprises

A case can address issues within a firm, regardless of its size or industry if the crux of the issue is entrepreneurial in nature. Cases can concern specific function within the firm or the operations overall.

Case Authorship

Multiple student cases can be submitted from an individual school. Students may have already graduated when their case is submitted, but they must have been enrolled as a student when they wrote the case.

No more than four students may be the authors of a single case. At least one of the author(s) and a faculty supervisor must be able to attend the competition if the case is accepted for presentation.

Submit Your Case

Authors should submit one file containing the submission form and an abstract of the case (following the guidelines presented to the right). In another file, the case and its related instructor's manual should be submitted with all names of authors and organizational affiliates deleted. Cases should be limited to 20 pages excluding exhibits; and the cases, abstracts, and instructor's manuals should be submitted as a Word file. Please email your submissions to

For more information, visit Baylor University here.

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