26 Oct 2021 17:52 IST

Debapratim Purkayastha of ICFAI is the bestselling case author

Prof Purkayastha is at the top position for the sixth consecutive year in The Case Centre list.

The UK-based independent home of the case method, The Case Centre (TCC), released the list of bestselling case authors in the world for 2020-21. With over 8,800 faculty registered as authors with TCC, Debapratim Purkayastha of ICFAI Business School (IBS), who passed away from Covid-19 in May 2021, remains at the top position, for the sixth successive year.

“Debapratim’s undoubted impact on the case method and management education will live on for years to come through the many case authors and teachers he has inspired, and the vast number of students whose education has been enhanced by learning through his cases,” TCC said in a release.

HBS, top B-school

ESSEC Business School’s Ashok Som climbed 26 places to number 11. Meanwhile, the highest new entries are both from ICFAI Business School — Indu Perepu enters the list at number 2 and Syeda Maseeha Qumer at number 3. As the number of schools in the list increases from 40 to 50, there is a change in the geographic dynamics. The European and the US schools each have a 42 per cent share of the 2020-21 top 50, down from 45 per cent in 2019-20, while the representation of schools in Asia rises to 16 per cent, up from 10 per cent last year.

Harvard Business School remain the most successful school with nine authors in the top 50, but ICFAI Business School (IBS) and INSEAD are hot on their heels with seven authors each. Furthermore, ICFAI hold the top three spots for the first time, while INSEAD has four authors in the top 10.