RICC 2017

A Tradition Begins in Rotterdam

Before ROCA there was RICC.  The Rotterdam International Case Competition is the original version of this world-class case event, focused on sustainability, responsible management, and the economy of the future.

RICC took place from 12-17 November, 2017 on the campus of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and featured 16 teams from across the globe, grouped into four divisions.

Preliminary round matches pitted teams head-to-head against the three others in their division.  To ensure that teams focused solely on the cases, no internet access was permitted.  Students had 5 hours to prepare solutions in Rounds 1 and 2, and 3 hours for Round 3.  Each match was scored by allocating a total of 13 points across the two teams, and points were totaled at the end of the third round.  The top two finishers in each division advance to the knockout round on Wednesday afternoon.  The winning teams from each of the knockout matches advanced to the finals on Friday.

Case Companies

Participating Teams

  • Bishop’s University (Canada)
  • Carleton University, Sprott School of Business (Canada)
  • Concordia University, John Molson School of Business (Canada)
  • Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands)
  • Fachhochschule Dortmund (Germany)
  • Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • International Business Academy (Denmark)
  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Stetson University (USA)
  • Thammasat University (Thailand)
  • Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
  • University of Vermont, Grossman School of Business (USA)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)

Competition Results

  1. Concordia University, John Molson School of Business
  2. Dublin Institute of Technology
  3. Thammasat University
  4. Bishop’s University

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Video: Welcome to RICC

Video: The RICC 2017 experience