Business case studies are summaries of real or fictional business situations. Case studies are frequently used to analyze the events that led to a particular company's success or failure and may also be used to illustrate theories studied in business and management classes.
Case studies can be found in these different types of resources:
You can find case studies in ABI/INFORM Collection by following the directions shown in the screen shot below:
You can find case studies in Business Source Complete by following the directions shown in the screen shot below:
You may want to use the Number Of Pages option (listed under the Document Type option) to ensure that the case studies that your search retrieves are a certain length (e.g., greater than 4 [pages]).
You can find case studies in Business Insights: Global by simply clicking on the Case Studies link from the menu bar at the top of the database's home page. You can then use the "Search Within Results" search box on the left-hand side of the page to enter a company or topic of interest.
You can find case studies in SAGE Business Cases by simply entering a company or topic of interest in the search box on the database's home page. Note that you can also browse cases by discipline, geographic region, or case collection.
You may be able to find case studies in other UMGC Library databases by conducting a keyword search for your topic, along with a keyword search for "case stud*" (e.g., ford AND marketing AND "case stud*").
(The asterisk in the search statement above is a truncation symbol that tells a database to retrieve various endings of the term preceding the asterisk. So, for example, searching for "case stud*" will find articles containing case study (singular) as well as articles containing case studies (plural).)
You can find case studies in print books in the UMGC Library's catalog, catalogUSMAI, by following the directions shown in the screen shot below:
You can find case studies or information about case studies in online books in UMGC Library E-Book Collections by following the directions shown in the screen shot below:
You can find case studies in online books in Safari Books Online by following the directions shown in the screen shot below:
There are a few noteworthy sites that provide free online access to case studies, including:
Many publishers or clearinghouses of case studies charge a fee for access to their case studies. Although you may search their Web sites for case studies on particular topics, you will generally need to pay a small fee in order to access the entire case study. Some of the best-known commercial vendors of business-related case studies include: