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John Molson Case Publications

The CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain Management was established in 2012 through a $500,000 donation from Canadian National Railway Company (CN).

From integrating case-based teaching into the curriculum, to training and sending students to case competitions around the world, to hosting international competitions here in Montreal, the John Molson School of Business has long been a champion of the case method. The John Molson community knows that the use of cases provides unique insights for students: cases highlight real-world business challenges and offer opportunities to connect classroom concepts to business issues.

As part of the school's commitment to the case method, the John Molson Case Publications Initiative was founded to support the development of new teaching case studies under the John Molson School of Business banner. By producing relevant case studies customized to our curriculum, often with Quebec-based companies, we forge stronger ties to the business and non-profit community, while providing students with educational opportunities based on where they live and work.

Our vision is to support John Molson academic programs through an ever-growing body of work reflecting contemporary and diverse businesses of relevance to faculty and students.

Winners of the 2022 John Molson Business Ownership Case Writing Competition

First Prize

Mamaland Safaris and Woodland Lodges: Opportunities and Challenges for Adventure Travel in East Africa
Marilyn Anthony, Temple University
Shreshthi Mehta, Northeastern University 

Second Prize

Knowledge Management at Arup: Putting Trust in the Trust
Catherine Vanaise, HEC Montreal
Gwyneth Edwards, HEC Montreal

Third Prize (tie)

People Like Us: Where to Grow from Here?
Rajshree Prakash, Concordia University
Gowthtiriga Nirmalathithakumar, Concordia University 

Third Prize (tie)

Dipshi Technologies: Evaluating the Competency Framework While Making a Hiring Decision
Shreshthi Mehta, Northeastern University 

Honorable Mention

Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc.: Make v Buy Dilemma and Impact on Perceived Value
Dennis Paris, Temple University
Sheri Lambert, Temple University
Jennifer Sundstrom-Fitzgerald, Temple University

First Prize:

Local Pulse: Growing a Values-Oriented Firm
Cheryl Gladu, Thomson Rivers University

Second Prize:

Cassia at Home: A Restaurant Brand Moves to Home Kitchens
Marilyn Anthony, Temple University
Shreshthi Mehta, Northeastern University

Third Prize:

The Business 2B Or Not 2B: Marceco’s Dilemma after the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
Ana Gonzalez, Grand Valley State University
David Den Herder, UM Wireless

Honorable Mention:

Blake Human Services: When Racism is Involved, Is the Customer Always Right?
Marilyn Anthony, Temple University
Shreshthi Mehta, Northeastern University

First Prize:

Urban Axes: First Mover in US Experiential Entertainment
Marilyn Anthony, Temple University
Shreshthi Mehta, Northeastern University

Second Prize:

Clarke Building and Supplies Limited: Culture, Control and Change
Ryan Stack, Queen’s University
Bertrand Malsch, Queen’s University

Third Prize:

All Women Recycling: Staffing Challenges In A Manufacturing Business
Shreshthi Mehta, Northeastern University
Motshedisi Mathibe, The University of Pretoria

Honourable Mentions:

Dessa: Growing a Diverse and Inclusive AI Company
Cheryl Gladu, Concordia University

Hops to Leaps: Craft Brewing at Wellington Brewery
Nadège Levallet, University of Guelph
Corey Wood, Concordia University
Suchit Ahuja, Concordia University

First Prize:

DSM: A Question of Succession
Tom Cooper, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Angela Avery, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Ryan Stack, Queen’s University
Neal Wilcott, Queen’s University

Second Prize:

Medicine Hat Meat Traders: Beefing up a family business
Darren Howes, Medicine Hat College
Tyler Case, University of Saskatchewan

Third Prize:

McGill St. Laurent: Growing a Commodities Trading Firm
Jesse Prent
Gwyneth Edwards, HEC

Honourable Mention:

Pupadise, Inc.: Unleashing a Business
Eric Dolansky, Brock University

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