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Business Management: Finding Case Studies

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Finding Case Studies

  • 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.

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