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ICFAI Business School Prof Tops 2018/19 Bestselling Authors List

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

Hyderabad, October 22, 2019:  The UK-based, The Case Centre, which is the world’s largest repository of case studies, today revealed the Top 40 Bestselling authors for 2018/19. The Case Centre said that making it to the top 40 is an “extraordinary achievement” as there were more than 8,000 case authors worldwide. According to its press release, “Debapratim Purkayastha makes it four years at the top of the bestselling case author tree. The ICFAI Business School Dean (Case Research Center) held on to his no.1 crown by selling over 21,000 copies in 2018/19. Huge 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 2018-2019. The Case Centre started making this list public since 2016. In 2018/19, Dr. Purkayastha’s cases were sold in over 370 organizations in 57 countries, in The Case Centre alone.

Additionally, Prof. GV Muralidhara, also from ICFAI Business School, was placed in the 21st position in the list.

Regarding the achievement, Dr. Purkayastha, said, “It’s a great honor to feature in this list!  My team members at IBS are working very hard to get high quality and relevant content for Management Education into classrooms worldwide. I am sure that, in the coming years, you will see more people from IBS breaking into this elite list by virtue of the excellent work that is happening in the institution.”

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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

The ICFAI Business School (IBS) Hyderabad is a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation of Higher Education (IFHE), a Deemed to be University as per the UGC Act 1956. IFHE has been awarded the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) rating of A. The institute offers high-quality programs in different areas of management to a wide cross-section of students, executives and professionals. The mission of the institute is to develop ethically grounded, professional managers who can add value to the organizations and communities to which they belong. The School has been reaccredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Standards) till 2018, 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.