ICS, LBS, UCLA, NUS among those in 2012 Sofaer Case Competition
A team from Hitotsubashi ICS has been selected to compete at a prestigious international business-case competition in Israel this May. ICS is one of just eight leading business schools worldwide invited to participate in the Sofaer International Case Competition for MBA students which will take place at the Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University during the week starting on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Other teams invited include London Business School, Copenhagen Business School, Indian Institute of Management, Fudan University School of Management, UCLA Anderson, and Technion.
The competition presents a current and real strategic challenge faced by an Israeli company operating in the global markets, and is written in cooperation with the company's top management. During the competition, all teams visit the company that is the subject of the case. Past years’ subject companies have included Makhteshim-Agan (the world's largest producer of generic agrochemicals), Strauss-Elite (the second largest food company in Israel), Given Imaging (the world's leading innovator in detecting disorders of the gastrointestinal tract) and Incredimail (an Israeli Internet content and media company).
Mentored and accompanied by Hitotsubashi ICS faculty member Professor Takashi Nawa, the team of Vinayak "Ken" Tendulkar (2nd Year, India/Japan), Cherie Juwono (1st Year, Australia), Yoshitaka Suzuki (1st Year, Japan) and Hugh Kennedy (1st Year, Ireland) will compete in the multi-day contest for a US$10,000 first prize. The teams will be hosted by Tel Aviv University for a full week, provided with accommodation for seven nights, meals, transportation throughout the week, social activities designed to provide them with opportunities to meet and network with each other and a one-day trip to Jerusalem. Additional expenses for the ICS team are generously subsidized by the “Friends of Hitotsubashi ICS” fund which is organized by Hitotsubashi ICS Professor Tish Robinson.