Dr. Freddie Acosta, a Senior Lecturer of Management Information Systems at Srathmore Business School, emerged as one of the prize winners in the recently concluded Association of African Business Schools and Emerald Group Publishing 2011 Case Competition for his case titled ‘Imara Medical Centre, Kenya: Transition of a Legacy Accounting System’. Judging was carried out this year by an experienced panel comprising of the Regional Editor for Africa and Editorial Advisory Board members from Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies.
Dr. Acosta’s case was an introductory case designed to highlight some of the basic critical managerial phenomena that occur during the purchase, set-up and implementation of a comprehensive enterprise-wide information system. The case was found very useful at the MBA and Executive Education programs.
Aside from lecturing, Dr.Acosta is a management consultant in the areas of IT Strategic Planning and Development Education and a prolific case teacher and case writer. He has travelled extensively around Africa as a core faculty member of the Association of African Business Schools Teaching the Practice of Management and as Visiting Lecturer of MIS to other business schools. His current research interests are Strategic Information Systems, Technological Innovation and Organizational Transformation, Impact of ICT on Organizations and Society, Information Resource Management, IT Project Management, IT and Business Education. He is an active member of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
Other winning cases in the competition were ‘Woolworths South Africa: Making sustainability sustainable’ by Dr John Luiz, WITS Business School, South Africa and ‘The Internet Services Department at the University Computing Centre’ by Dr Ellinami Minja, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
All three winning cases will be published in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies.