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Welcome to The Case Centre's 40th anniversary celebrations

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We’re celebrating 40 successful years as the world’s only not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the case method in business education.

Since our modest beginnings in 1973, when we began life as the Case Clearing House of Great Britain and Ireland, we have developed into an influential, world-leading organisation firmly established at the heart of the international case method community.

Educational importance

Our commitment to supporting the case method, and our belief in its outstanding educational importance, is reflected in the wide range of services we now provide to educators, trainers and students across the globe. These include case publication and distribution, case method training and scholarships, and hotly contested competitions and awards for case writing and teaching.

We’re proud to be associated with all the world’s leading business schools who entrust us with their case collections and continue to value and support our work.

Exclusive interviews with deans

To help mark our 40th anniversary, we asked business school leaders worldwide for their perspective on the case method. What are the challenges ahead? Does the case method need to change and adapt? And what does the future hold? You can also have your say, so let us know what you think!

Our top 40 bestselling cases

We’ve compiled a list of our top 40 bestselling cases as part of our continuing celebrations to mark our 40th anniversary. The figures are based on sales since The Case Centre was first set up in 1973. Find out which cases are our overall bestsellers!

Get involved

Have your say on our newly launched anniversary forum. We’d love to hear your views on the case method and your experiences of teaching and writing cases. How has it changed over the years? What does the future hold? Join the debate to share your thoughts and ideas with the case method community worldwide. We’d love to hear from you!

Free timeline

Download our colourful and informative timeline to find out more about how The Case Centre grew and developed against a backdrop of world-changing events, including the invention of the World Wide Web, global financial meltdowns, and the introduction of social media.

Our celebratory year

We’ve planned an exciting programme of events to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Over the year these will include:

  • Live online faculty discussions about the case method
  • Articles on our bestselling cases and top-selling authors
  • Worldwide raffle for free places on our popular workshops
  • Special features: Deans talk about the case method, past, present and future
  • Online video clips of faculty discussing the future of the case method

We are also planning to hold a major anniversary conference in India, 8-9 September 2014.

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Celebrating our first 40 years


We’re celebrating our 40th year as the only global, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the case method and sharing our world-leading expertise in case teaching, writing and learning.

We’d love hear from you as we roll out our programme of events to mark this special anniversary year. Share your experiences of case teaching or writing, or tell us about your first impressions if you’re new to the case method.

You can also join our growing international community on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, or enjoy the benefits of becoming one of our valued members.

Here’s to the next 40 years!