15th May 2018, Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School (IBS) won the prestigious 11th Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition award - 2018, held by the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, New York for the case titled “David Green- Delivering Quality Eyecare in the Developing Countries through Collaborative Systems”. The case was co-authored by K.B.S. Kumar and Indu Perepu, of IBS- Case Research Center (CRC).
Other winners were from Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington; School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas; Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Creighton University, and State University of New York College at Cortland, all in the USA.
About the Case: The case won the ‘Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development’. The topic for the competition was Development in Transition and Conflict Societies: Effective Use of Collaborative Methods in International Development.
The winning case was about David Green, a social entrepreneur who revolutionized eye care, by providing low-cost Intraocular Lenses to the poor, in the process, creating a ripple effect on corporate medical equipment manufacturers, governments, and regulators of various countries. E-PARCC is a project of the Collaborative Governance Initiative launched in 2007 by the Syracuse University Maxwell School’s Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC).