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How Do I Find Business Case Studies?: Home

Find case studies in business databases and beyond.

HOW DO I FIND AN ARTICLE WITH CASE STUDIES?

Databases! Check them to find articles dealing with your particular topic. Do a keyword search. For example: "case studies and airlines" or "case  studies and management". Full-text articles and abstracts are available, depending on the journal.

Tip: Use the subject heading "case studies" in ABI/INFORM and Business Source Premier

WHERE CAN I FIND OTHER CASE STUDIES?

The European Case Clearing House has international case studies available. They maintain three separate collections of case materials: Harvard Business School (HBS), University of Western Ontario (UWO) and The European Case Clearing House (ECCH). The fee is $3.15 if ordered through their office at Babson College.

Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia has searchable collection of case studies online. Abstracts and video previews are available but you must purchase any studies that you want. Verified faculty have free access to all content on the site.

Stanford case studies are searchable online. Many of these are available for purchase through Harvard Business School Publishing.
Harvard also sells cases from Babson College and Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, among others

CasePlace.org and Case Studies in Business Ethics - An information guide from Inc.com. IT Papers Virtual Technical Reports Center - From the University of Maryland

WHERE CAN I FIND HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CASE STUDIES?

Harvard Business Publishing makes a great deal of money selling these for business school course packs and will not make them available to libraries. You can, however, order them directly from HBS, around $6.50 - 12.00 each
How to find them:

  • Harvard Business Publishing Cases page. Search by company name, or choose a topic of interest. Abstracts are usually included
  • Check the Comprehensive Teaching Materials Catalog for specific topics. This is Harvard Business School's catalog of material used in the classroom.  An abstract of the case study is given and will also tell you if it was published in HBR. This hasn't been updated for several years but it is good for finding older case studies.
  • The Harvard Business Review publishes one case study per issue. These generally deal with fictitious companies but are very good studies of current problems faced by companies.