Open Access Business Case Studies

Acadia Institute of Case Studies (Acadia University)

The Institute’s focus is on entrepreneurship and small business operations.”

Business Roundtable: Institute for Corporate Ethics: Case Studies

Institute Case Studies ground business ethics education in real-world examples. Case materials are available free-of-charge for educational use by faculty, ethics officers, students and individuals. Teaching notes and other teaching documents will be made available upon request to faculty or corporate trainers only upon verification. Please include your your name, title, organization, email and phone information in your request (organizational Web pages where you are listed are recommended, but not required).

BusinessEthics.ca: Case Studies dealing with Business Ethics in Canada

Canadian Business Ethics Research Network: Case Studies dealing with Business Ethics in Canada

BCIC Case Study Library

Workplace Health Case Studies: Canadian Government

CasePlace.org

A free, online service of The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, which provides abstracts and publisher information for case studies that “pose social and environmental challenges within traditional business problems.” However, many of the cases listed are from the Harvard Business School and the European Case Clearing House, so are not free or open access beyond an abstract.

 Export Development Canada EDC Case Studies:

We also collaborate with Canadian universities to develop international business case studies that focus on Canadian exporters. These cases may be used for material for teaching in business faculties, to build recognition for university program specializations, or for entry into business-case competitions.

Access is limited to professors, so students are asked to discuss with their professor. Professors are asked to email to community@edc.ca indicating which of the cases below you are requesting, as well as a brief description of the course and level in which you intend on using these teaching materials.

MIT Sloan Cases

MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR) is a collection of teaching materials, including case studies, industry notes, and management simulations, that MIT Sloan provides as a free teaching resource open and available to the world. Similar to the course syllabi and materials found on MIT’s OpenCourseWare site, these materials carry a creative commons license allowing them to be downloaded, copied, and distributed.

Some of the cases from the oikos online case collection are also available as free cases protected under the Creative Commons license. If you are a faculty member and you are interested in teaching these cases, you can request a free teaching note by sending us an email to freecase@oikosinternational.org.

The Times 100 Case Studies

Case studies on real companies.

Virtual Economy Case Studies

Looks at the impact of various economic policies on three different groups: People, Business and Government.

World Resource Institute Bell Teaching Case Studies:

WBCSD Free cases for a sustainable world

 

Company-Specific Case Studies

IBM

LANSA

Primus

Vivisimo, an IBM Company

 Schroeder Inc.

 

Free Case Studies from Case Study Publishers:

Free Cases from ecch:

European Case Clearing house makes available a few cases for free.

Free Cases from the Stanford Graduate School of Business:

Seventy-seven free electronically available cases from the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1998-2012. eech has categorized these by topic here.

 

Open Access Case Study Journals:

Journal of case research in business and economics

Available from 2008

Journal of case studies in accreditation and assessment

Available from 2008

Journal of Business Cases and Applications

These articles can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available for most cases and are not password protected, except for Volume I (2007-2008).  Since 2010 Teaching notes are included with cases

International Journal of Case Studies in Management

Through HEC: This provides free access to business cases in either French or English, but often not available in both languages. You must sign in to use this service. You can use this material for your students and teaching copies are supplied in some cases. http://web.hec.ca/revuedecas/en/index.cfm

These articles can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available for most cases http://web.hec.ca/revuedecas/en/index.cfm

Journal of Business Case Studies

These articles can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available for only a few cases and are not password protected. Please do a search here to see teaching notes that are available http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/JBCS/search

Available from 2005-Present.

Journal of Information Systems Education

Available 1989-present with a few missing issues. This can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available, but password protected. Please see teaching note policy here and the process to get the notes sent to you: http://jise.org/Notes.htm