Case Competition Team Headed for Hong Kong
The team of Ashley Lochtefeld, Amanda McAuley, Bryant Sheppard, and Luke Zemanek has been selected as a finalist to compete in the 2013 International Institute for Business Development (IIBD) Case Competition final round to be held November 8 at Hong Kong Baptist University. The team was selected as one of the five finalists out of 30 teams from around the world to compete and is the only U.S. team.
To make the finals, the team had 10 days in June to analyze an in-depth case on sustainability issues in Indonesia and write a 10-page formal report. According to the team's advisor, Dr. Janet Hartley in the management department, "The team did an incredible amount of research to learn about the relevant issues in Indonesia and made some insightful recommendations. They represented BGSU very well."
In the final round, the BGSU team will travel to Hong Kong to compete against teams from universities in Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. The teams will have six hours to analyze a case and develop a 20-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session.
This is not the first time that a BGSU team has been invited to compete in the final round of the IIBD case competition. In 2010, a BGSU team of four business students were the only representatives from the U.S. and finished in second place.