Case Studies


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Case Studies

A Case Study is an analysis of an event or institution produced for the academic market and intended for use in classroom teaching and discussion. Because academic case studies never appeared in the Harvard Business Review, these are not included with a subscription to HBR. Harvard Business Review does publish fictional case studies, but these are properly classified as Articles on the site.

Be aware that even though based on real events, any number of facts in HBS cases could be enhanced for teaching purposes, and the case may employ some dramatization so that the reader feels like they are experiencing the situation with the case protagonist. Please note that HBP’s standing policy is that cases are not to be used for research purposes. The footer of cases state: “Cases are not intended to serve as endorsements, sources of primary data, or illustrations of effective or ineffective management”. Escalate through JIRA (HECS project, HE Ops component, Higher Ed Ops assignee) any factual errors a customer may report.

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