Case Study: an intensive analysis of an individual unit (such as a business, person or community) stressing developmental factors in relation to environment.
This guide offers tips on how to research case studies. For the purposes of this guide and the needs of GGU staff, case study resources include, not only teaching case studies, but articles/chapters that describe organizations' real situations and how they dealt with issues, solved problems, etc.
Case Studies from Harvard Business Publishing (including Harvard Business Review) are frequently part of class assignments.
It is important to understand that Harvard Business Publishing places restrictions on the use of their articles and case studies. Typical fair use exceptions to copyright for educational purposes do not fully apply. Read this box for details. Learn how to access case studies and avoid copyright infringement.
Click the tabs above for other case study options: Library Resources -- Websites
Students & Instructors searching for HBP case studies
Some case studies may be found using the library database Business Source Complete.
Find & purchase case studies at HBP: https://hbr.org/store - Click: CASE STUDIES
Anyone can purchase and use a case study for the purpose of individual study. Prices start at $9. If an instructor sets up a a Course Pack, students receive a discount. To access course packs, instructors provide students with login details.
Course Pack information for students: click here to learn how it works, and how to access.
Harvard Business Publishing supports educators' use of their case studies by providing a website and free educator accounts. Through these accounts, instructors set up Course Packs and provide login information to their students - making it easily for students to locate the required documents, and receive discounts on their purchases.
Harvard Business Publishing for Educators https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/pages/home
Learn how your students access and use Course Packs. Click here.
Harvard Business Publishing case studies may not be:
All of these activities infringe on HBP copyright.