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If you're enrolled in an executive education or MBA program, you've probably encountered a powerful learning tool: the business case. But if you're like many people, you may find interpreting and writing about cases mystifying, challenging, or downright frustrating. In "The Case Study Handbook", William Ellet presents a potent new approach for analyzing, discussing, and wr ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 17th 2007 by Harvard Business Review Press (first published March 19th 2007)
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Fred Leland
Jan 01, 2016 Fred Leland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another very helpful resource. I spend most of my teaching using the case method and decision forcing cases or tactical decision games. This book I purchased knowing it was focused mainly on business related cases. I teach police and. Security professionals. The book however offered great insights on the research necessary and n how to prepare and facilitate cases. The book was well worth my time as I learned a lot that will help me improve my efforts in developing more sound decision makers.
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Had to read this for Grad School. Not the most exciting read I've ever had.
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Reading this book for my MBA Class.
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“The case method is heuristic—a term for self-guided learning that employs analysis to help draw conclusions about a situation. Analysis is derived from a Greek word meaning, “a dissolving.” In English, analysis has two closely related definitions: to break something up into its constituent parts; and to study the relationships of the parts to the whole. To analyze a case, you therefore need ways of identifying and understanding important aspects of a situation and what they mean in relation to the overall situation.” 0 likes
“You should also spend more time thinking about a case than reading it.” 0 likes
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