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Business Case Studies

The Case Studies guide is designed to get you started in using the case method for learning. The guide covers the basics of the case method, case analysis and where and how to find case studies.

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What is the Case Method?

"The case method of analysis involves studying actual business situations in order to improve a [...] student's problem-solving ability. Cases typically investigate a contemporary issue in a real-life context.

Cases... elicit diverse ideas, experiences, and views about case material. In a relatively short period of time, students have the chance to appreciate and analyze problems faced by many different companies."

The above is taken from: Helms, Marrilyn M., and Judith M. Nixon. "Case Method of Analysis." Encyclopedia of Management. 5th ed. Ed. Marilyn M. Helms. Detroit: Gale, 2006. p67-70. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 15 May 2012.

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