The phrase "business case" can refer to a research method, approach to solving a practical business problem or a teaching method. This guide focuses on tips and tools for writing, teaching with and finding business cases used as pedagogical tools or learning objects.
This is a list of ebooks and articles on teaching with business cases and writing business cases for teachers and students.
- The Art and Craft of Case Writing
- Teaching with Cases
- The Case Study Handbook: A student's Guide
- The Case Writer's Toolkit
- Invisible or Cliched: How are Women Represented in Business Cases
- How to Improve Written Case Analysis and Reduce Grading Time
- International Business Education at the Interface: The Raw Case Study Method
- The Not so Passe MBA: Podcasts as Marketing Cases
- Overcoming the Problem with Solving Business Problems: Using Theory Differently to Rejuvenate the Case Method for Turbulant Times
- Using Design Thinking to Write and Publish Novel Teaching Cases: Tips from Experienced Case Authors
- Pedagogy in Action: Teaching with the Case Method
This guide lists tools beyond Harvard Business Publishing cases, emphasizing subscribed content and open access or freely accessible business cases.
Business Case Studies
Business Case Journal
CLEO Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership
Georgetown University Case Studies Library
Journal of Critical Incidents
Journal of Business Case Studies
Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies
Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases
MIT Learning Edge Teaching Business Case Studies
Sage Business Cases Limitations on Use Access Instructions
Scholarly sharing and interlibrary loan not permitted.
SHRM Case Studies
The Case Center: Free Cases
The Case Center
The Case Journal (Emerald Insight)
William Davidson Institute Publishing
Business cases are published in books, business journals and on open access platforms. Finding them can be challenging due to inconsistent indexing. Most indexing is self selected by authors and quality control efforts are minimal. Authors may misapply controlled vocabulary for business cases to research using a case methodology. Distinguishing between articles that are business cases and article about business cases is time consuming. Nevertheless searching for keywords "cases" or "simulations" is sometimes fruitful.
The following databases provide access to journals that occassionally publish business cases.
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business cases can be found as stand alone OER or as features or chapters of books. The search engines listed below allow filtering for stand alone OER. To find business cases embedded in textbooks browse textbook contents.MERLOT II
Open Textbook Library