Case method features

 
Babson campus The Case Centre turns 25 in North America
19th April 2017
25 years ago the inaugural Board Meeting of the ECCH at Babson Ltd (now The Case Centre) in Wellesley, Massachusetts, marked the official launch of the organisation’s US office.
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Managing Student Personal Tech in the Case Classroom
19th April 2017
The website of almost any business school features classroom images of students, many with laptops open. But ubiquitous personal electronic devices create dilemmas, especially for case classes. Participants at a recent case teaching workshop identified this as one of their major classroom challenges. We explore international faculty experiences.
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Using cases with undergraduates - an exploration
24 April 2017
“Undergraduate classes are too big and students lack the necessary experience for an effective case discussion” - just two often cited reasons as to why not to teach with cases below master’s level. Nevertheless, over the past five years, The Case Centre has seen a significant growth in orders destined for the undergraduate classroom. Many instructors are now regularly using cases with this student group and finding that they can play a particularly useful role in enabling learning, that other methods cannot. We spoke to faculty from across the globe.
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Re-stating the case
24 April 2017
How revisiting the case method’s historical development can help us think differently about case teaching and the future of business schools.
Assessing participation in case classes - the issues
January 2017
In the second of two articles, we continue to explore how educators worldwide approach assessing student participation in class, and share their hints and tips for best practice in this challenging area.
Assessing participation in case classes - the issues
January 2017
In today’s digital world, it is easier than ever before to reuse and redistribute content, but copyright legislation varies across the world, and has advanced far more slowly than technology. We used to think that copyright for written works was only of interest to publishers and authors, but this is no longer true.
Assessing participation in case classes - the issues
November 2016
The class discussion is an integral part of the case method. In this first of two articles, we look through the eyes of case educators worldwide at the issues around assessing student participation in class.
The Case Project
November 2016
A desire to ‘mix things up a little bit’ led Brent Beal of the University of Texas at Tyler to involve his students in writing cases rather than simply studying them.
Mastering multimedia at IE Business School
September 2016
Creativity, innovation and intellectual rigour are at the heart of IE Business School’s multimedia approach to teaching and learning, creating a buzz and excitement that teachers and students alike find hard to resist.
Scholarship success: expert insights
June 2016
We expect a lot from our Case Writing Scholarship recipients – and that's why we ensure they get the very best support from leading experts along the way.
Students competing with cases
June 2016
Student case competitions and challenges are a vibrant and thriving worldwide phenomenon in the annual business and management education campus calendar. We wanted to find out their objectives and how they came into being. Who runs them and who participates? How are they funded and judged? What difference do they make to those who take part and what is learned along the way?
Problem-based learning and the case method
April 2016
An explosion in demand for cases about the challenges and opportunities that face family businesses in China has led to the creation of a dedicated research centre at CEIBS (China Europe International Business School).
April 2016
The idea that future employers – rather than students themselves – are the prime ‘customers’ of education, is taking hold worldwide.
Problem-based learning and the case method
January 2016
What does problem-based learning (PBL) offer in management education, and how does it relate to teaching with cases?
Supporting educators: new case websites from INSEAD give educators extra teaching materials
November 2015
We asked Steve Momper, Director for Darden Business Publishing at the Darden School of Business, for some hints and tips on creating and managing a case collection.
Supporting educators: new case websites from INSEAD give educators extra teaching materials
November 2015
Strategies to prevent violence and promote peace building are the focus of a new collection of free cases created by Medical Peace Work, a European partnership of medical organisations and teaching institutions.
Supporting educators: new case websites from INSEAD give educators extra teaching materials
September 2015
In June 2014, Harvard Business School entered the digital learning platform market with HBX CORe, an online programme using cases to teach the fundamentals of business to selected college students and recent company recruits. We revisit this pedagogical experiment that we first wrote about a year ago at the time of its launch.
The case method and school rankings
June 2015
We explore rankings and the issues around trying to evaluate the case classroom.
Supporting educators: new case websites from INSEAD give educators extra teaching materials
April 2015
We talk to case authors and instructors across the globe about developing cases without field research.
January 2015
Recent years have seen a growing demand for ‘local’ cases. We explore what constitutes a local case for authors and instructors, and investigate this evolving trend.
Supporting educators: new case websites from INSEAD give educators extra teaching materials
September 2014
INSEAD’s innovative new case websites offer educators free access to previously unavailable original materials for their teaching.
Revealed: the true extent of gender imbalance in cases
June2014
‘Think manager – think male’ is the unspoken mantra that still pervades business education, says Lesley Symons in her recently published thesis, Where are the Women Leaders?
Making cases work online
June 2014
How can cases work in the online space? How do they need to be adapted? How does the teaching differ? Is it possible to translate fundamental pedagogical elements, such as a live class discussion, into an online format?
From Ivey to Africa…inspirational case teaching
April 2014
An inspirational project that enables Ivey Business School students to teach their peers in African business schools using the case method.
To MOOC or not to MOOC
April 2014
Many business schools have yet to decide whether to offer a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course). We explore the issues.
Lights, camera, action! Babson College transforms case teaching notes for the 21st century
January 2014
Two case writers at Babson College, US, have re-written the script when it comes to teaching notes.
View from the top: The case method past, present & future
January 2014
As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations we asked leaders of business schools worldwide for their perspectives on the case method: where has it come from and what are the challenges it faces today and tomorrow?
Learning with cases - what's involved?
September 2013
Is it the case or the class that determines the learning? What role does emotion play and how can schools help participants get the most from a case class?
From contact to collaborator: selling the benefits of case writing
September 2013
You have a great idea for a case, but how do you sell your idea and persuade your contact to take part?
Teaching with cases - what's involved?
June 2013
Ever more instructors are selecting the case method. We have gathered perspectives from leading proponents worldwide as to how best to approach and support teaching with cases.
Cases in companies
April 2013
Teaching the virtually real case study Sabine Emad and Wade Halvorson discuss their winning entry to our first Innovation in Case Teaching competition.
Writing cases
April 2013
Are you considering developing a teaching case? In the first of a series of three features on Writing, Teaching and Learning with Cases, we look at the issues.
Cases in companies
January 2013
We explore how corporate organisations are using cases and the benefits.
Teaching mix
September 2012
We are known for our world leading collection of over 46,000 cases, but were you aware of the other 33,000 items available to enrich your classroom?
Classic cases
April 2012
As we publish the latest compilation of 'classic cases' we look at why some cases remain popular.
The Case Writing Workbook
March 2012
In 2013 a new style of case writing book will be published and we would like you to get involved.
Developing countries on the case
January 2012
Emerging economies are discovering benefits of using the case method in management education. We investigate.
RvT
September 2011
Business schools and universities are under pressure to demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. In our latest feature we explore whether the case method could be an effective means of doing both.
Man with megaphone
March 2011
We look at the cross-disciplinary curriculum from Babson College’s Mary Gentile that provides a new approach to teaching people how to respond to ethical conflicts at work.
Accreditation
October 2010
We explore ways in which case activity can contribute to accreditation and provide a checklist of measures which may help schools integrate them more fully to their advantage.
University challenge
July 2010
Why are cases useful and what are the needs of this audience? Are there practical issues to consider and are the right cases available? We spoke to teachers worldwide about their experiences in the undergraduate classroom.
Companies signpost
July 2010
Cases need willing companies. Every field researched case involves significant time input, not just from the authors, but also from the subject organisation. So why would any company go to all this trouble?
Popular
November 2009
A vast selection of teaching cases are available in our catalogue, yet certain cases are ordered and reordered much more often than others. We investigate the facts behind why cases sell.
Getting credit
November 2009
Case authors and teachers often feel that there is too little formal recognition for their work. We investigate.
Hands
July 2009
We surveyed a cross section of business schools worldwide to gauge the levels and types of support available to case authors and the issues they face.
Teacher
July 2009
Guidance about writing, finding and using teaching notes.
Stop sign
July 2009
Final drafts of field researched cases must be cleared by the subject company with permission to release them for registration and distribution. This is not currently required for teaching notes. A debate has emerged.
Multimedia
December 2008
According to the Harvard Business Publishing website, the multimedia case study “unleashes the power of video, sound, and computer simulation to bring home the circumstances of the industrial setting.” Interest in multimedia cases is growing. We look at what’s on offer and where multimedia cases are being developed today.
Quo vadis
June 2008
One hundred years after the foundation of Harvard Business School, what shape is the case method in today?
Students
December 2007
A new book,The Case Study Handbook, opens the door to learning with cases, allowing instructors to focus on teaching the case.
Michael Faye cartoon
May 2007
Professor Bill Fischer and Research Associate Rebecca Chung of IMD explore their new case approaches.
Asymmetric
May 2007
Professor Martin J Eppler and Dr Jeanne Mengis of the University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland discuss their innovative approach to dual version cases.
Innovation Pentathlon Framework
October 2006
Keith Goffin, Professor of Innovation and New Product Development and Rick Mitchell, Visiting Professor of Innovation at Cranfield School of Management, discuss cases in the teaching mix.
Beyond the case method
May 2006
We explore some of the many approaches to using cases in different teaching contexts, including executive education and distance learning. This article considers the influence of the case method in its original form.
Cross-enterprise
May 2006
Professor Paul Beamish of Ivey explores the innovative, entire enterprise approach of the new FirstCaribbean International Bank case series.
Field research
July 2005
Field-researched case studies are a powerful way of adding to the research credentials of business management. We explore.
Participant-centred learning
July 2005
In an interview with Professor David A Garvin we investigate an innovative new CD set from Harvard Business School to guide case teachers.

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