Case Studies Guide

Case Studies - UNB Libraries

Case Study - Research Methodology

For a broad overview of case study research in Business and Management, students can read the following:

Mills, A. J., & Durepos, G. (2013). Case Study Methods in Business Research. Los Angeles: Sage Publications. (4 Volume Set)

Durable URL:http://unb.worldcat.org./oclc/819076193

Eriksson, P. & Kovalainen, A. (2010). Case Study Research in Business and Management. In A.J. Mills, G. Durepos & E. Wiebe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Case Study Research (pp. 93-96). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Durable URL: http://unb.worldcat.org/oclc/251216167

 

Case Study Analysis

Business students requiring information about effectively analyzing business cases, try using Case Study Overview courtesy of Cengage Learning. 

Students can also access library resources such as:

Ellet, W. (2007). The case study handbook : how to read, discuss, and write persuasively about cases. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press.

Durable URL: http://unb.worldcat.org/oclc/73503031

Harvard Business School. (2011). Developing a business case: Expert solutions to everyday challenges. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business Review Press.

Durable URL: http://unb.worldcat.org/oclc/548569589

 

Finding Case Studies - UNB Libraries

UNB Libraries carry a variety of resources that contain case studies.  Below are a few steps that should enable students to tease out case study content:

Business Source Premier

  • Access one of our key Business databases: Business Source Premier
  • When constructing your search, select the "subject" option and type your area of interest (e.g., accounting)
  • Under "Limit Your Results" be sure to set Document Type to "Case Study"
  • Click Search
  • Refine your search results using the expanders/limiters in the left margin of your results screen if required

ABI/Inform Complete

  • Access another key Business database: ABI/Inform Complete
  • When constructing your search, select the "subject" option and type your area of interest (e.g., marketing)
  • Under "Limit Your Results" be sure to set Document Type to "Business Case" and/or "Case Study"
  • Click Search
  • Refine your search results using the expanders/limiters in the right margin of your results screen if required

Print/Electronic Books

  • Access our Advanced WorldCat Search 
  • When constructing your search, select the "subject" option and type Case Studies
  • Select your area of interest (e.g., entrepreneurship) using "subject" option
  • Click Search
  • Refine your search results if required

Online Journals

UNB Libraries subscribe to a few journals that specialize in case studies including the following:

Harvard Case Studies

Need a case study from Harvard University?

Harvard Business School (HBS) does not sell case studies to libraries.  Instead, HBS markets case studies directly to faculty and via business school course packs.

To Order Cases:

Students can purchase their own personal copy of a Harvard case study.  Most cases are approx. $7.00 US each and are available directly from Harvard Business Publishing at https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/pages/content/cases. You'll need the Case Name & Number to place an order.

 

Harvard Business Review - Fictional Case Studies

While UNB Libraries cannot provide access to HBS case studies, Harvard Business Review (a UNB-subscribed journal) publishes a fictional case study in every issue.  Students can access these case studies electronically by:

  • Clicking our link to Harvard Business Review
  • Click "Search within this publication"
  • Under "Limit Your Results" be sure to set Document Type to "Case Study"
  • Click Search and retrieve 300+ results
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    UNB Libraries also carries the print version of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) in the Harriet Irving Library:

  • Browse the current year of the HBR in the Current Periodicals section (1st floor)
  • Back issues of older HBRs are available at HF5001 .H3 (2nd floor)
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      Free/Fee Case Studies

      Free/Fee Case Studies

      Below is a listing of Case Study catalogues from various sources including a few Business schools, The Times and the Advertising Education Foundation (AEF).  A few (e.g., Acadia, The Times, CasePlace, MIT, Stanford, ECCH, and AEF) do offer some free access:

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