Case method resources

There are many articles and books available from The Case Centre that explore the pedagogy of the case method. Written by experienced case authors and teachers these valuable resources are designed to provide guidance and support to students.

Articles

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A Note on Case Learning
E Raymond Corey
Harvard Business School
Ref 9-899-105
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How to Avoid Getting Lost in the Numbers
David A Maister
Harvard Business School
Ref 9-682-010
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Learning by the Case Method
John S Hammond
Harvard Business School
Ref 9-376-241
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Note on Case Analysis
John Haywood-Farmer
Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Ref 9A81L002
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Note to the Student: How to Study and Discuss Cases
Robert F Bruner
Darden Business Publishing, University of Virginia
Ref UVA-G-0561
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The Use of Cases in Management Education
E Raymond Corey
Harvard Business School
Ref 9-376-240

Books

Learning with Cases

Learning with Cases
by Louise A Mauffette-Leenders, James A Erskine and Michiel R Leenders
published and distributed by Leenders and Associates Inc.
English version (Fourth edition) ISBN: 978-0-7714-2584-4
French version ISBN: 0-7714-2496-5
Spanish version ISBN: 978-0-7714-2536-8
This book is a concise handbook written specifically for students to enhance their learning with cases. Numerous and helpful suggestions cover the complete case learning process including individual reading and preparation, small group discussion, large group (classroom) discussion, making case presentations and writing case exams and reports. Learning with Cases introduces the case difficulty cube and the three stage learning process from a student perspective. Students can prepare faster and be more effective and confident by completing the short cycle process, the long cycle process and the case preparation chart. Other suggestions include how students can maximize the benefits of small group discussion and improve their classroom contributions. This book is the only one to provide a complete, practical and proven process for learning with cases that students can apply to any case assignment.

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The Case Study Handbook: How to Read, Discuss and Write Persuasively About Cases

The Case Study Handbook
by William Ellet
published by Harvard Business Publishing
Price: £14/€21.50
ISBN: 978-1-4221-0158-2
If you're enrolled in an MBA or executive education program, you've probably encountered a powerful learning tool: the business case. But if you're like many people, you may find interpreting and writing about cases mystifying, challenging, or downright frustrating. In 'The Case Study Handbook', William Ellet presents a potent new approach for analyzing, discussing, and writing about cases. Early chapters show how to classify cases according to the analytical task they require (solving a problem, making a decision, or forming an evaluation) and quickly establish a base of knowledge about a case. Strategies and templates, in addition to several sample Harvard Business School cases, help you apply the author's framework. Later in the book, Ellet shows how to write persuasive case-analytical essays based on the process laid out earlier. Extensive examples of effective and ineffective writing further reinforce your learning. The book also includes a chapter on how to talk about cases more effectively in class. Any current or prospective MBA or executive education student needs to read this book.

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