The ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad case - "A Sexual Harassment Complaint and the Fallout" has won the prestigious Dark Side Case Award at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, the USA in August 2017.
The case was written by Ms. Syeda Maseeha Qumer, Prof. Debapratim Purkayastha of ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and Dr. Vijaya Narapareddy, University of Denver. This is the second time in the last three years that IBS has won this prestigious award. The other two finalist cases this year were from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
In addition, Prof. Purkayastha was involved as Global Coordinator/Facilitator and Facilitator for the following two Professional Development Workshops (PDW) respectively at this year's AOM:
- Engaging Students in the Digital Age through Experiential Cases & Developing Publishable Cases.
- Creating Rich Learning Outcomes: Multimedia Cases and Student Engagement.
About AOM: The Academy of Management is the pre-eminent professional association for Management and Organization scholars. Its worldwide members are Professors and Ph.D. students in Business Schools at Universities, Academics related to social science and other fields, and Practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, AOM's global community today has reached nearly 20,000 which is strong and spanning in more than 120 countries. The 77th Annual Meeting of AOM was held in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA between August 4 and 8, 2017.
The Critical Management Studies (CMS) Division is a forum within the Academy of Management for the expression of views, critical of unethical management practices and the exploitative social order. CMS has been organizing the Dark Side Case Competition for the last 16 years.
About IBS Case Research Center: ICFAI Business School Hyderabad has a dedicated Case Research Center for developing case studies in management. These case studies are used by institutions around the world in their programs. The case method of teaching has been gaining popularity among top institutes in India and abroad.
About ICFAI Business School: The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) is a Deemed University declared under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. IBS is a constituent of IFHE. Within a short span of time, since it was established in 1995, IBS Hyderabad has grown impressively and achieved widespread recognition from the industry, academic circles and professional bodies in the last 20 years. It is a premier business school that has been consistently ranked by independent rating agencies as one of the top 10 B – Schools of India. It is one of the first business schools in South Asia to receive the prestigious SAQS accreditation. NAAC, an autonomous institute of University Grants Commission has also accredited ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed University) with ‘A’ Grade with an impressive score (institutional CGPA) of 3.43 out of 4.