- Case studies are often used in business courses/units to illustrate management problems.
- They are usually written by academic institutions or professional bodies and intended to be used as teaching material.
- Some are based on real companies; some are entirely fictitious and designed to illustrate a particular situation.
You may find useful case studies by using our journal databases:
The following websites have some free content available:
Note: you will not necessarily be able to access all resources for free, some require personal registration and/or paid individual subscription:
- Business in the Community Case studies showing how businesses have benefited from creating a positive impact and responsible business practice.
- The Health and Safety Executive have case studies from large businesses and small and medium businesses, showing how they've benefited from implementing good health and safety practices.
- LearningEdge Teaching case studies from MIT Sloan, covering entrepreneurship, leadership/ethics, operations management, strategy, sustainability and system dynamics.
- The Times 100 : case studies The website for The Times 100. Search by subject or by participating company/organisation. (Aimed at A-level business studies courses).
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development: case studies A collection of case studies submitted by companies illustrating how they have improved their environmental performance.
- Business Case Studies Download free case studies involving real companies. You can search by company and keyword or by topic such as environment, finance, marketing, operations, people and strategy.
- The Case Centre (formerly ECCH: European Case Clearing House) is a leading provider of case studies in the UK and US. The collection can be searched free but most material is only available to academic staff within Bournemouth University.