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Business Case Studies

Case studies in articles from library databases are available for all Webster users. Faculty may find other tabs helpful in finding teaching cases.

Harvard Business Publishing -- Case Teaching

The Teaching Center provides timely articles on case teaching. Articles from 2023 include:

  • Managing a Case Discussion That Goes Awry: 4 Challenging Case Teaching Scenarios—and What to Do
  • Elevate Your Case Prep with ChatGPT: 5 Ways AI Can Help You Ask Better Questions and Plan More Thoughtful Class Discussions

And here's a great article from 2021:

Using articles written as case studies as teaching tools

Most articles that present case studies (broadly defined) will provide both the case facts and an analysis of the solution chosen by the organization.  They generally will not include teaching notes or discussion questions.  To help students tie the article to course theory or content, you can create your own discussion prompts. For example: Ask students to generate alternative case solutions or discussion questions. Or, you may offer alternative solutions and have student teams debate their effectiveness. 

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) magazine, along with other types of articles, provides short issue-driven cases with a question to which multiple experts offer alternative responses.  Here's a link to articles coded as case studies in HBR. To focus the search add additional topical keywords or phrases to the search boxes. 

For more suggestions on finding articles, see the Article Databases for Case Studies tab on this guide.

How to write a teaching case