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Dr. Debapratim Purkayastha is the number one bestselling case author for the third consecutive year

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Dr. Debapratim Purkayastha is the number one bestselling case author for the third consecutive year

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) Dr. Debapratim Purkayastha is our bestselling case author, selling just under 19,000 copies of his cases during 2017-18. Special congratulations to him.”

Regarding the achievement, Dr. 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 800 plus  B-schools across 75 countries annually.”

Prof. Vivek Gupta, an Adjunct Faculty at ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad was placed 5th in this list, while Prof. GV Muralidhara, Director of ICFAI Business School, Bangalore, was placed in the 36th position.

Other bestselling authors:

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. 

About ICFAI Business School: 

IBS (Faculty of Management) is a constituent of ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. It is a premier business school that has been consistently ranked by independent rating agencies as one of the top 10 B – Schools of India. It is one of the first business schools in South Asia to receive the prestigious SAQS accreditation. NAAC, an autonomous institute of University Grants Commission has also accredited The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed-to-be University) with ‘A’ Grade with an impressive score (institutional CGPA) of 3.43 out of 4.

About The Case Centre: 

The Case Centre, headquartered in the 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 organization and registered charity.
 
About Dr. Debapratim Purkayastha:  

Dr. Debapratim Purkayastha is the Dean (Case Research Center) at ICFAI Business School Hyderabad 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.

Dr. 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, Dr. 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.

Useful links

https://www.thecasecentre.org/educators/casemethod/bestsellingauthors/2018/intro

https://www.thecasecentre.org/educators/casemethod/bestsellingauthors/2018/1-DebapratimPurkayastha

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