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ICFAI Business School Prof Tops 2016/17 Bestselling Authors List

Prof. Debapratim Purkayastha is the #1 bestselling case author for the second consecutive year out of more than 8,000 case authors worldwide

Hyderabad, October 16, 2017: The UK-based, The Case Centre, which is the world’s largest repository of case studies, today revealed the Top 40 Bestselling authors for 2016/17. Congratulating the authors who made it to this list, The Case Centre, in its press release, said, “Such an achievement is no mean feat, as over 8,000 case writers across the globe are currently registered with us. Debapratim Purkayastha is our top bestselling case author for the second consecutive year.” The other bestselling authors are from internationally reputed B-schools like Harvard Business School, IMD, INSEAD, etc.
Earlier in 2016, Prof. Debapratim Purkayastha, emerged as the #1 bestselling author of case studies in Management when The Case Centre made this list public for the first time in its history. 
ICFAI Business School Hyderabad is one of the leading providers of cases worldwide. The Case Research Center (CRC) at the school has developed around 6,000 cases that are used by more than 800 B-schools in more 75 countries annually. 
Regarding the achievement, Prof. Purkayastha, who also heads CRC, said, “I am honoured to be in that list and also feel delighted as this goes a long way to show the reach and impact that ICFAI Business School has on the academic and student community worldwide through its case studies.”

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Debapratim Purkayastha Bio

Debapratim Purkayastha is the Associate Dean at ICFAI Business School Hyderabad (IFHE University) and heads the world-class Case Research Center. He teaches Business Strategy at IBS Hyderabad. He is the Consulting Editor of 'Case Folio – The IUP Journal of Management Case Studies', and an Editorial Board member for 'Case Research Journal' published by North American Case Research Association (NACRA). 
Purkayastha is an internationally renowned case method expert. He has won numerous case method awards including the highly prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method’ award from the UK-based The Case Centre. In addition to featuring in the list of all time bestselling authors of cases written over the past four decades, he has won multiple case method awards and recognition from the Academy of Management (AOM), Association of MBAs (AMBA), CEEMAN, EFMD, Emerald Group Publishing, NACRA, oikos International (Switzerland), The Case Centre UK, John Molson School of Business (University of Concordia, Canada), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), AESE Business School (Portugal), etc. 
Many of Purkayastha’s cases are published in global editions of textbooks of renowned authors and publishers. He has conducted a number of case method workshops in leading B-schools in India and abroad. He also regularly serves as jury and judging panel member for many international case writing/teaching competitions.

About IBS

ICFAI Business School (IBS) Hyderabad is a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), a Deemed University as per the UGC Act 1956. IBS Hyderabad is one of the top business schools in India. It has been ranked at #12 in the nation by Hindustan Times in a 2012 survey. The school has been re-accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Standards), rated A** by CRISIL, EB2 IN by ICRA and as an “Excellent” Business School by Eduniversal.

About The Case Centre

The Case Centre, headquartered in United Kingdom, advances the case method worldwide, sharing knowledge, wisdom and experience to inspire and transform business education across the globe. It is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity. www.thecasecentre.org

  • distributes the world’s largest collection of management cases, articles and books
  • provides training in case method teaching, writing and learning led by globally renowned experts
  • runs international case competitions and awards: the case method ‘Oscars’
  • offers case writing scholarships to unpublished case writers
  • publishes books and articles by eminent case method specialists
  • offers authors an efficient worldwide case publishing and distribution service.