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ICFAI Business School Prof Tops 2017/18 Bestselling Authors List

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

Hyderabad, October 22, 2018: The UK-based, The Case Centre, which is the world’s largest repository of case studies, today revealed the Top 40 Bestselling authors for 2017/18. Congratulating the authors who made it to this list, The Case Centre, in its press release, said, “Over 8,000 case writers are registered with The Case Centre, making a top 40 spot a special achievement. For a third successive year ICFAI Business School Dean (Case Research Center) Debapratim Purkayastha is our bestselling case author, selling just under 19,000 copies of his cases during 2017/18. Special congratulations to him.”

The other bestselling authors are from internationally reputed B-schools like Harvard Business School, IMD, INSEAD, etc. The list of top Best-selling case authors is based on total sales (cases bought by B-school around the world) from the cases for each author in the academic year 2017-2018. The Case Centre started making this list public since 2016.

Prof. Vivek Gupta, an Adjunct Faculty at IBS Hyderabad was placed 5th in this list, while Prof. GV Muralidhara, Director of IBS Bangalore ,was placed in the 36th position.
Regarding the achievement, Prof. Purkayastha, said, “I am honoured to be in this list!  IBS is one of the world’s leading case development schools and has developed more than 6,000 cases that are used by more than 800 B-schools in more than 75 countries annually.”

Notes to Editors:

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, is the independent home of the case method. It’s stated mission is to advance 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.

Top 10 Bestselling Authors
Rank Name B-School
1 Debapratim Purkayastha ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
2 Kamran Kashani IMD, Switzerland
3 David B Yoffie Harvard Business School, USA
4 Robert Simons Harvard Business School, USA
5 Vivek Gupta Mordor Intelligence; ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
6 Christopher Bartlett Harvard Business School, USA
7 (Joint) W Chan Kim INSEAD, France
Renée Mauborgne INSEAD, France
9 Robert F Bruner Darden School of Business, USA
10 Benjamin Esty Harvard Business School, USA
Source: https://www.thecasecentre.org/educators/casemethod/bestsellingauthors/2018/intro

Debapratim Purkayastha Bio

Debapratim Purkayastha is the Dean (Case Research Center) at ICFAI Business School Hyderabad (IFHE) 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). , and The CASE Journal, the official journal of the of The CASE Association, published by the Emerald Group, UK .

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.

Earlier in March 2018, Purkayastha was recognised among India’s top faculty members, cutting across different disciplines, at the Career360’s “Faculty Research Awards”, which was given away by the Sri Prakash Javadekar, the Honourable Union Minister of HRD, Government of India.


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