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How Do I Find Business Cases?

Finding case studies and cases for business.

Free Business Cases

There are a number of free business cases available online that are typically used for educational and marketing purposes.

  • Best Bet!open accessAcadia Institute of Case Studies - Acadia University, Canada
    Provides cases and various other educational resource materials that focus on Canadian entrepreneurship and small business operations that reflect "real world" situations.
  • open accessArthur Andersen Case Studies in Business Ethics -Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, United States
    A collection of 85 mini & 9 major cases (with teaching notes) dealing with business ethics in the areas of accounting, finance, management and marketing.
  • open accessBCIC Business Case Library - [archived link] BC Innovation Council, Canada
    A collection of case studies highlighting examples of companies contributing to British Columbia's knowledge economy. 
  • Best Bet!open accessBusiness Case Studies
    Browse over 600 business cases by topic, by edition, by company or by industryWorldwide coverage.
  • open accessCase Studies Directory - LANSA
    ​Includes examples of company-specific cases that illustrate how LANSA software development tools have been (or could be) used. Case studies can be sorted by company, by industry, by application description, by category or by location. Worldwide coverage.
  • open accessIBIMA Business Review
    A peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes case studies in all business fields.
  • open accessJournal of Business Case Studies
    Includes case studies designed for use in business and economics courses and articles related to the use of case studies in the classroom.
  • open accessJournal of Business Cases and Applications
    Includes cases and exercises developed for classroom use in any area of business education. ​​
  • open accessMIT Sloan School of Management Case Studies, United States
    Includes both free and fee based cases. Search or browse for cases in the following categories: Entrepreneurship, Leadership/Ethics, Operations Management, Strategy, Sustainability, and System Dynamics. 
  • open accessNew York Times Case Studies [archived link], 2009-2014
    The case studies address challenges confronted by small business owners. Options and decisions are included. U.S. coverage.