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Case studies

A case study is the "documented study of a specific real-life situation or imagined scenario, used as a training tool in business schools and firms" (Business Dictionary ).

Case studies are usually written by academic institutions or professional bodies. Since they allow students to learn about real world organizational issues and how they can be addressed, they are frequently used in business classes. As a student, you may be asked to find and critically analyze or interpret such case studies, developing in this way your critical thinking and problem solving abilities. 

You can find case studies in various types of resources including books, journals, professional magazines, databases, company websites, and online.


Case studies in library databases

The following library databases include interesting case studies on various business related topics.


Case studies on the web