The Social Enterprise Research Network of the DLSU Center for Business Research and Development opens its first social enterprise teaching case writing competition.  This activity promotes the writing of high quality teaching cases in the management of social enterprises in the Philippines.  We welcome entries from faculty members, students, and members of colleges and universities in the Philippines.

Submitted case studies should be suitable for business, management, and entrepreneurship education.  In addition, the themes tackled by the teaching cases should be related to issues encountered by real organizations and its stakeholders.


Applicants may be faculty members, research assistants, or students of business management, finance, economics, social development, or related areas.  Case entries may have more than one author.

Prizes, Publication, and Reviewer Feedbacks

1st Place        –        PhP 10,000

2nd Place       –        PhP 7,000

3rd Place        –        PhP 5,000

  • All submissions will be evaluated and authors will receive feedback whether their cases will be shortlisted.
  • Shortlisted or qualifying submissions will be automatically published in the Proceedings of the 6th National Business and Management Conference (6th NBMC), which will be held in De La Salle University on November 9-10, 2018. Moreover, authors of the shortlisted cases must present their cases in a session.
  • Winners will be announced on the 6th NBMC.
  • Teaching notes are not required for submission. Winners of the teaching case competition will be strongly encouraged to develop teaching notes with the guidance of CBRD-SERN.

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions are subject to blind peer review process. The general criteria are as follows:

  • Concept and content – The teaching case should show how social enterprises attempt to pursue financial and social/environmental objectives. The case should have the potential to be used in undergraduate classes. Ideally, the dilemma of the case urges curiosity in students and potentially leads to deep learning experiences.
  • Form – The style of writing must be clear and compelling. Narratives should be able to give readers a snapshot of the case.

Important Dates

Deadline of Submissions September 30, 2018
Announcement of shortlisted cases for presentation at the 6th NBMC October 19, 2018
Announcement of grand winners November 10, 2018 at the 6th NBMC


The case submitted for participation must…

  • be written in English (max. 10 pages, single spaced, Times New Roman, 12, 1” all sides, short bond paper. Submissions must submit 2 Word files – one with the author names and the affiliation; and another without any identifying marks from the author.
  • contain a case abstract (max. 200-400 words) and relevant subjects
  • be accompanied by the case submission form by filling out the Google Forms link:
  • be accompanied by a case release letter signed by the featured organization, if the case is based on primary data.
  • be entirely unpublished on the day of submission. It must remain unpublished until the end of the review process
  • be based on a recent real situation or development and usable for teaching at business schools and universities.
  • be submitted via email to by September 30, 2018 (deadline).