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Emerging Markets Case Studies (EMCS) enables faculty to adopt the right case for them, from regions and companies that are relevant for students and tested teaching notes to let the educator focus on student experience, expectation and capability.

eISSN: 2045-0621

Aims and scope

Emerging Markets Case Studies (EMCS) publishes discussion-based teaching case studies that offer students the opportunity to explore real-world challenges in the classroom environment, allowing them to test their decision-making skills before taking their knowledge into the workplace.

All cases accepted by Emerald into Emerging Markets Case Studies have teaching notes, which are rigorously reviewed to ensure their learning objectives facilitate dynamic classroom discussion and help faculty plan how best to use the case.

EMCS specialises in case research from and about emerging markets and developing economies, regions which are traditionally underrepresented in teaching case collections but which offer unique and important insights

Subject areas include:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Built environment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental management
  • International business
  • Human resources
  • Management science
  • Marketing
  • Operations and logistics
  • Public sector management
  • Strategy
  • Tourism and hospitality

We welcome cases written about real people, in real organizations, who have to make real decisions. Cases can be developed from primary data and/or secondary data. Cases can have some information disguised which will need to be outlined in your research methods section in the teaching note, and the real individuals and/or company need to provide consent for the publication of the disguised case. We do not publish fictional cases.

Virtual special issues

Social enterprise in Africa – virtual special issue

This virtual special issue brings together a collection of teaching case studies on social enterprise in Africa.


Emerald/MDI Gurgaon – virtual issue

Emerald has partnered with MDI Gurgaon to arrange a case writing workshop. Find out more in this virtual special issue.


Sport management – virtual issue

This virtual special issue examines recent management decisions faced by organisations operating within the sports industry in emerging markets.


CEEMAN – virtual special issue

Emerald and CEEMAN collaborate on an annual case writing competition, open to submissions globally. This virtual issue promotes some of the winning cases.


WITS Business School – virtual special issue

This virtual issue focuses on a variety of topical business management subjects and illustrates dilemmas faced by business from emerging regions, yet which have global relevance for a wider audience.


Casos de la colección EMCS en español

Nos complace anunciar que los siguientes casos en español estarán en línea pronto.


Short cases special issue

Unlike traditional 8-10-page case study narratives, short cases in this special issue can be read in 15 minutes; allowing an immediate classroom discussion around a single theme.


Cartoon storybook cases – virtual issue

Cartoon storybook cases aim to leverage the redemptive power of creative storytelling techniques by infusing the world of visual arts into the analysis of complex organisational phenomena.


Managing in a crisis: lessons from the COVID-19 crisis

These short cases allow students to quickly read the case prior to a classroom discussion on the various dilemmas faced by South African business in the response to COVID-19.