The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India, and the Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to create and distribute business cases that are used as classroom teaching tools in Universities around the world. The initial agreement extending for a period of three years, was signed by Ashish Nanda, Director, IIMA and Robert Kennedy, Dean, Ivey Business School.
The partnership is an outcome of the dialogue between IIMA’s Case Centre and Ivey Publishing, the Case Publishing House of Ivey Business School. “Both the schools have an excellent track record and history of developing quality business cases, nurtured by the environment of research. The coming together of these two global B-Schools, will ensure that quality Indian case studies are easily accessible for teaching and research the world over. At present, IIMA has more than 3,700 registered cases, which are largely distributed online through IIMA’s portal.
At present, over 300 universities actively use Ivey’s India case collection in their management and executive education programmes to enable their management students understand the complex business challenges of India and the region. Globally, Ivey is the second largest producer and distributer of business case studies and the world’s largest publisher of Asian cases, with Harvard in second place.
Speaking on the partnership, Robert Kennedy, Dean, Ivey Business School, said, “Ivey is proud of our high-quality collection of Indian business cases and we are excited to partner with IIMA. The partnership is a natural fit for Ivey as IIMA is well-known for producing excellent materials relevant for teaching business decision-making skills and for attracting top-flight student talent to their institution.”
Both Kennedy and Nanda also discussed additional areas of potential collaboration, including an MBA student exchange programme, cooperation on Executive Education programmes, and faculty collaboration.