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Chistopher Bartlett

Christopher A. Bartlett
Harvard Business School

"Great cases allow important lessons to be drawn about real and relevant business situations. The most effective are constructed to provide rich detail around a trigger issue that typically involves a major decision about which there is significant uncertainty."

I've always seen my role as an academic as doing research that is relevant and important to the field, and then delivering the results of that work to three key audiences: practitioners, academic colleagues, and students of management.

Understanding, knowledge and skills

For those of us who believe that discussion-based learning is the most powerful classroom vehicle to develop understanding, knowledge and skills, the most effective way to bring our work into the classroom is through case studies (and teaching notes) that are prepared as thoughtfully and carefully as the articles we write for academic or practitioner journals.

Real and relevant

Great cases allow important lessons to be drawn about real and relevant business situations. The most effective are constructed to provide rich detail around a trigger issue that typically involves a major decision about which there is significant uncertainty; and they are carefully constructed and well-written documents designed to engage students’ attention.

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About the author

Christopher A. Bartlett is the Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School. Previously, he was a marketing manager with Alcoa in Australia; a management consultant in McKinsey and Company's London office; and general manager at Baxter Laboratories' subsidiary company in France. Since joining the faculty of Harvard Business School in 1979, his interests have focused on the strategic and organisational challenges confronting managers in multinational corporations and on the organisational and managerial impact of transformational change. He served as faculty chair of the International Senior Management Programme from 1990 through 1993, and as area head of the School's General Management Unit from 1995 to 1997. He is Harvard Business School's bestselling case writer ever, with total sales now exceeding five million copies. Six cases in our top 40 bestsellers are by Chris and he has won case writing awards from The Case Centre in 2011, 2012 and 2013. His bestselling and prizewinning cases include:

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