FECC Frequently Asked Questions
Will you look more at a theory based preparation or more practitioner approach?
All judging panels will be formed of a mix of scholars, family business, advisors, and family business owners/managers. Each judging panel may likely be somewhat different in their orientation. However, overall, we expect a balance of theoretical and practical approach to be helpful for the teams, so as to use all available knowledge to present their recommendations for the identified dilemma/s in a particular case.
Can more than one coach accompany the team?
Yes, more than one coach may accompany the student teams. All costs of travel and lodging will be borne by the competing teams.
Are coach/es and alternates allowed in the case preparation room?
Coaches or alternate student members are not allowed in the case preparation rooms.
Are coaches and alternates allowed in the case presentation rooms?
Alternates and coaches are permitted to watch their team presentations or any other student team present except team presentations by universities they are competing with during that round of competition. In a four-team division, this means they cannot watch the team their school is competing directly against but they may watch the other two teams in their division. In a three-team division, they may only watch presentations in other divisions. The rationale for not permitting team affiliates to watch student presentations they are competing directly with during that round is to give the judges more autonomy in their deliberations without inviting confrontation or resentment from the competing teams.
Is video or sound recording of the presentations permitted?
Can doctoral students be part of a team?
No. This student competition is limited to undergraduate or master's students.
Can undergraduate or graduate level students registered in the continuing education courses be part of a team?
Yes, as long as students at these levels are registered in a university at the time of the competition, they can be part of the team.
For round 1 (pre-arrival case), how much time will the team have to present?
The same time will be allotted as for all cases: each team will get 20 minutes to present followed by 10 minutes of Q&A by the judges.
For round 2, you said that division will be organized using a random draw, will those divisions have a specific topic or theme for the cases, or will all divisions be based on the same type of case?
All teams and divisions will receive the same cases for each round.
On the guidelines, you mentioned that printed English translation dictionaries will be permitted, what about English language dictionaries (like the Oxford Dictionary) or Management Dictionaries?
As far as the Oxford Dictionary and Management Dictionary, the answer would be no. Materials not permitted in case preparation rooms: "Any books, notes, pre-marked papers or any other non-competition provided documentation."
Are you going to release additional details or guidelines regarding the competition?
We will continue to keep teams updated with as much information as possible. As always, if there are specific questions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UVMFECC
Are we allowed only four student team members and one coach, or, can we bring more?
Four students plus one coach will be the official team. All four students are permitted to present in the opening round but only three are required. From second round onwards, only three students will be allowed in the preparation room and only those three are permitted to present for that case. The fourth student is the alternate. However, the designated alternate can change from case to case but not during preparation or presentation. You are welcome to bring more students or coaches for support, as long as the above conditions are met. All travel and lodging expenses will be incurred by the team. We will provide most meals.
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