Baylor-NACRA Student Case Competition

Baylor-NACRA Student Case Writing Competition

NACRA Annual Meeting
in Chicago, IL, on October 19-21, 2017

The Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise is offering $2,000 in prize money for the best student-written decision cases related to the intersection of entrepreneurial activity and public policy. This might include organizational examples in a variety of industries in which public policy (on a national, state or municipal level) has influenced the launching, sustaining or discontinuation of a business entity. Examples of policies that influence entrepreneurship might include: tax rates, licensing, permits, subsidies, regulation and corporate cronyism. See “Case Study: On the Go- Insights into Food Truck Regulation in US Cities” as an example of the topic for which prizes are awarded.

Cases must be accompanied by an instructor’s manual and should be submitted to the NACRA annual meeting to be reviewed. A case may be authored by one to four undergraduate or graduate students who are either presently in school or have graduated within the last year. The cases shall be reviewed by NACRA members who will select the best cases to be considered for the award, and a three-person committee appointed by the President-Elect of NACRA shall oversee judging of the winning case. A maximum of three cases judged by the initial reviewers to be of a quality suitable to be presented to the judges will be invited to present their cases and instructor’s manual at a forum set up by NACRA during their annual meeting.  Cases eligible for prize money should include questions for discussion that center on strategy related to policies that influence decision making.  Cases and instructor’s manuals should be submitted to the website. In order to access the instructions to authors, click on “Annual Meeting” and then “Author Instructions.”

Each case submitted should have a faculty sponsor who will guide the students in developing the case according to the format for cases and instructor’s manuals established by NACRA; however, the faculty sponsor must not be involved in the writing of the cases. Contact Dr. Marlene Reed for more information.

At least one student author for a case should register for and attend the NACRA 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois in order to be eligible for prizes.

NACRA would like to thank the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise who provided the award funds for the Student Case Writing Competition.  Competitors are advised that the 2017 award was reduced from the amount available in 2016.  The fund is now depleted and awards will not be available for future competitions.


2016 Baylor-NACRA Student Case Competition Winners

1st Place – Marieshka Barton, Sonomo State University
Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Armand Gilinsky
Tribute:  The Marketing of a Biodynamic Luxury Wine

2nd Place – Clinton Daniel, University of South Florida
Faculty Advisors:  Dr. Matthew Mullarkey and Dr. Janis Gogan
Fintech:  Delivering Analytical Data to Customers Using Cloud Services

2015 Baylor-NACRA Student Case Competition Winners

1st Place – Erin Rock
Girls on the Run Sonoma County

2nd Place – Patrick Burds, Traci Quillan, Aaron Gach & Deval Patel
Faculty Supervisor: Nancy M. Levenburg
Rapid Bank: A Service Industry Aggregate Planning Decision