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Team Rowe places 3rd at Global Family Enterprise Case Competition

Posted by Faculty of Management on January 16, 2014 in Students
L-R: Bob Blunden (Coach), Adam Stone (4th yr BMgmt), Chandler Millard (4th yr BMgmt), Samantha Begelfor (4th yr BComm), Alex Kleiser (4th yr BMgmt) and Leslie Crowell, Director, Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity



A team of Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Commerce Co-op students won their division, and went on to place third in the finals of the 2014 Global Family Enterprise Case Competition. The event was held at the University of Vermont, January 8-11. With 19 teams from 9 different countries competing, this truly is the World Cup of Family Enterprise. Judges from 12 different countries participated. There were 14 undergraduate teams and five MBA level teams competing for two Family Enterprise Cups.

“My experience from the Family Enterprise Case Competition, both the conference and the practice sessions the team worked on, was phenomenal. I learned more than I could have imagined, met great people from around the world and was guided by a dedicated, knowledgeable and hard-working coaching team. I would highly recommend the experience to other Dalhousie students,” said fourth year Bachelor of Management student Adam Stone.

This is the second year for the competition, which is the only one of its kind to focus specifically on family business cases. Last year the Dalhousie team tied for first in their division, but due to a tie-break rule did not compete in the finals.

“This is a wonderful learning experience for the students, and our participation has elevated Dalhousie's reputation in the field of family business,” said Leslie Crowell, Director, Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity, who served as Co-Coach, alongside Professor Bob Blunden.

First place in the undergraduate division was secured by Concordia University and second place by the University of Vermont.