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Business Research

Introduction to Business Resources

What is a Business Case Study?

Case studies summarize fictitious or real life events faced by management, companies, and industries, and provide a framework for problem solving. They enable students to explore, understand and analyze situations with which they may not have had first-hand experience, and to apply the concepts and theory that they have been learning. Case studies also enable students to practice the critical thinking and problem solving skills that are in such high demand from employers today.

Open Access Case Studies

Finding Case Studies in Business Source Premier & ABI/Inform Complete

In Business Source Premier, click on Advanced Search. From the Advanced Search tab, enter your search terms (what type of case study do you need? What industry, product, or topic are you researching?). Scroll down and select "Case Study" from the "Document Type" drop down menu. For finding case studies specifically in the Harvard Business Review, click here