The case was entitled Ikea in Saudi Arabia, co-authored with Jérôme Lenhardt and Marc Homsy. The annual Case Centre Awards and Competitions celebrate excellence in case writing and teaching at schools of business, management and government worldwide.
Professor Ramanna’s case examines the reactions to the news of Ikea erasing images of women from its Saudi Arabian catalogue in 2012, and was written in Karthik’s previous role as a professor at Harvard Business School. You can find out more about the case here.
Since taking up his position at Oxford University, Karthik has introduced the case method to public leadership teaching. At the Blavatnik School, Karthik leads the Case Centre on Public Leadership, which produces cases especially designed for public policy.