Business Case Studies and Their Relevance to Management Education

The usage of case studies in business-school (B-school) teaching was initiated by the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, way back in the early days of the Industrial Revolution. In many areas of studies such as medicine, geology and agriculture, samples of dead bodies, soil and water samples could be brought inside the classrooms to compare and establish the correlation between theoretical studies and physical samples. However, one cannot create an industry factual situation inside a classroom and students cannot be expected to visit industries frequently to get a real-life view of the topics taught in the classrooms. Specific laboratory experiments could however ...

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