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If you're looking to try out case teaching, or your budget is a little tight, why not try a case from one of our high-quality free case collections.

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Welcome to our free case collections. As part of The Case Centre’s commitment to promoting the case method and supporting case teachers, we offer a growing range of free cases produced by a number of prominent schools and organisations across the globe.

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Amity Research Center logo

Amity Research Centers has selected 10 cases from its health and medical care collection to be available free via The Case Centre. Amity Research Centers feels there is a dearth of expertise in health and medical care and that knowledge of developments and initiatives in healthcare is limited. It makes a deliberate effort to write cases about healthcare management in various organisations and for public health policy makers.

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Australia and New Zealand School of Government logo

Australia and New Zealand School of Government's (ANZSOG) teaching cases are all set in the public sector, and cover topics including accountability and governance, public value, co-production, change and innovation, collaboration and partnerships, risk management and regulation, with a number of cases dealing with human resource management, and the management of information technology and knowledge.

ANZSOG cases are concise, lively and engaging, and an active window on current public sector practice in the southern hemisphere. 

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Babson College logo

Building on its entrepreneurial legacy to advance entrepreneurial thought and action for the world, Babson College partnered with Banco de Chile to immerse 20 faculty members from ten Chilean universities into the rigorous art of entrepreneurship case writing and teaching. The project has produced 11 Chilean entrepreneurship cases, each with an English and Spanish version.

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Case-Study Alliance Turkey logo

This collection of free cases are written by Turkish scholars, about Turkish management situations, for Turkish students/learners. They were developed as part of a three-year project funded by Erasmus+.

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Collarts logo

These free cases from the Australian College of the Arts (Collarts) are aimed at students studying music organisations in arts management or music business programmes. They are written by eminent music insiders, including Paul Saintilan, Dean of Collarts, previously at EMI Music and Universal Music; Rob Cannon of the Australian Institute of Music who has also held international record company roles; and Michael Smellie, a former Chief Operating Officer at Sony BMG.

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Copenhagen Business School logo

This collection of free cases is part of Copenhagen Business School’s commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). All the cases focus on aspects of responsible management, including social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. The cases address a number of interdisciplinary subjects making them suitable for a wide range of courses in business schools and universities. New free cases will be added regularly.

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E-FORCE logo

Developed as part of a project co-financed by the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission, this free case collection includes 18 innovative teaching cases on technology entrepreneurship.

The cases all have accompanying teaching notes and many have media support items.

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Global Health Delivery Project logo

Few resources on the delivery of health services and health technologies in low-resource settings currently exist for educators.

The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University has begun to fill this gap with a series of teaching cases and accompanying teaching notes examining principles of healthcare delivery in low-resource settings that are freely available for download and distribution.

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Institute for Management Development (IMD) logo

The International Institute for Management Development's (IMD) collection of free cases includes a case series on the KasKazi Network that deals with the distribution of fast-moving consumer goods to low-income areas in Kenya. The collection also includes 11 'climate saver' cases that showcase corporate best practices in carbon-saving products and processes. The cases were featured at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference thanks to IMD's collaboration with the WWF's Climate Savers.

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INSEAD logo

INSEAD offer a growing collection of free cases on topical subjects.

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Medical Peace Work logo

This collection of 12 free teaching cases was developed by Medical Peace Work, a partnership of medical organisations and teaching institutions committed to the development of expertise in health work, violence prevention and peace building. The cases depict challenging situations for health professionals who are looking for ways to prevent and reduce violence and other forms of power abuse, and to build trust, understanding, mutually enriching structures and a culture of peace.

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MIT Sloan School of Management logo

In early 2009, the MIT Sloan School of Management began free distribution of select teaching materials created by faculty and students at the school.

The collection, available on LearningEdge and via The Case Centre, covers a wide array of companies and organisations, industries, and geographies, and focuses on a number of business disciplines.

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MNC Whispering

The MNC Whispering video case collection is a series of open-source video cases aimed to bring a more attractive education and training to international business (IB), with a new generation of students who are visually oriented, prefer video over text, and use virtual rather than face-to-face communications.

MNC Whispering uses the original methodology developed and used by Brands Whisper’g®, expanding and testing it specifically for the IB area. 

The cases are co-created between academics and businesses, and narrated by international executives explaining their problems and ‘whispering’ their solutions.

As part of an Erasmus+ Project called Video Case Library 4 International Business (VCL4IB) (KA203 Project 2018-1-BE02-KA203-046832), funded by the European Union, the collection is an open accessed web and video-based one. The project partners KU Leuven (Belgium), University of Leeds (UK), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland), and El Izi Communications Consultancy UK Limited have created an interesting line-up of companies. They come from various backgrounds, operating in different industries, and tackling many of the IB problems that firms encounter when internationalising.

An exciting and up-to-date collection, each video case covers a number of IB topics. In this collection, there are 14 video cases and 21 knowledge clips which were produced between 2019-2021. The collection is designed to cover many of the IB topics that feature in regular textbooks. Yet, all information is delivered in a video format, with each chapter being covered with real life cases. Following each video case, one or more knowledge clips are added to relate the video cases to academic insights, theories and frameworks. These knowledge clips can be used as part of a class discussion, or as study material linking the specific case to theory.

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Rotterdam School of Management Case Development Centre logo

The Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) provides a growing set of teaching cases in its free case collection. At the moment it provides three free case collections.

The first group – QuInnE cases – derive from the research results of QuInnE, an interdisciplinary EU-funded project investigating the interdependence of job quality and innovation and its effect on job creation.

The second group – ENABLE cases – derive from the European Network for the Advancement of Business and Landscape Education (ENABLE) project, which develops much-needed education on integrated landscape management using sustainable business models.

The third group – Sustainable Development Goals cases – derive from RSM’s initiative to embed SDGs in its curriculum. These cases explore the complexity of sustainable development, requiring students to go beyond their own specialisations ­in order to understand the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. 

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Stanford Graduate School of Business logo

Stanford Graduate School of Business has produced a large number of free cases covering subjects such as e-commerce, entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, operations information & technology, political economics and strategic management.

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The Case Centre logo

The Case Centre has partnered with a group of leading business schools to provide this collection of free cases on topical issues.

Currently 10 free cases are available covering a wide variety of subject categories and topics.

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Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT logo

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology case studies illuminate the thought processes of entrepreneurs, the challenges they face, and the solutions they devise as they develop their businesses. These cases are available without charge to help teachers, students, and aspiring entrepreneurs. At the same time, they may demonstrate to academics and governments the value of entrepreneurial activities in low-income countries.

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Search our full collection of diverse management cases, articles, book chapters and teaching materials from leading authors, schools and publishers worldwide.

Educators and trainers can also access free online preview copies and instructor materials.

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Search the collection

Search our full collection of diverse management cases, articles, book chapters and teaching materials from leading authors, schools and publishers worldwide.

Educators and trainers can also access free online preview copies and instructor materials.

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