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Unless provided by a course within Canvas, HBS case studies are only available for purchase. Go to the Harvard Business Publishing Store to purchase HBS cases.
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To add an HBS case to an HKS course please see the OCM KNet page.
Course instructors can register for an Educator Premium account, which provides free access to HBS cases and teaching notes by clicking on the at Educator Premium Register Now link.
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- MIT Sloan case studies can be accessed at Sloan Teaching Resources Library
- Harvard Business School case studies cannot be purchased for our library collection, but we can still get them for you. Search Business Source Complete (enter “Harvard Business School cases” in the SO Publication Name field. ) or the HBR website for titles, then order through MIT Libraries Interlibrary Borrowing service (MIT community only) using ILLIAD
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- Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is resource for working papers in management and other social sciences. Use Title/Abstract search and include “case study” (in quotes) in your search.
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Students currently registered in an HBS MBA or Doctoral class may request certain HBS Cases from the HBP Cases catalog .
Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) allows Baker Library to provide cases to students, as a courtesy to support student learning. This service is an added benefit based on a service agreement with HBP.
Students currently registered in an HBS MBA or Doctoral class may request cases to assist in their individual academic or career research. These cases will be provided free of charge:
- HBS Cases with no letter designation
- HBS Cases with (A) designation (i.e., not (B), (C), etc.)
- HBS Background Notes
- HBS Case Flash Forward
- HBS Supplements
Cases and other course materials outside of the scope of this service will not be provided by Baker Library. Some out of scope cases may be available for purchase through the Harvard Business Review Store . Materials ineligible for request include:
- Non-HBS cases
- Cases with any letter designation other than (A)
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- Retired cases
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- Articles, including HBR publications
- Material in any non-PDF file format
- Cases may be used only for individual academic or career research.
- RCs: RC START week until RC START week following year (late August)
- ECs: RC START week through last EC exam following year (late April)
- Case request limit does not carry over from RC year to EC year.
- Students monitor their number of requests.
- Sharing or distributing any portion of cases in any format is prohibited.
- Each eligible student must make their own requests one at a time for their own use, even if working in a group.
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- Search the Faculty Research Page by keyword.
- Search HBP Cases catalog by keyword.
- Filter by Source: Harvard Business School or search within these eligible cases .
- Filter by Content Type: Case - Main Case, Background Note, Supplement, or Case Flash Forward. (NOTE: Other types of cases may be purchased at the Harvard Business Review Store .)
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- Cases are available for purchase at the Harvard Business Review Store .
- Cases are available for Educators to review at Harvard Business Publishing .
- HBS case abstracts also can be searched and located in Business Source Complete .
- Harvard Business articles, chapters, and books can be found in HOLLIS .
- Contact Special Collections for cases no longer in print.
- See a list of recently published cases .
- Read more about the HBS Case Method in Practice .
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Can i find hbr case studies using library databases.
Yes. Use the Business Library database Business Source Complete . Many principle case studies will be found using the HBR website and must be purchased.
Step 1. Start at the Business Library homepage . Use Journal Finder - type Harvard Business Review . Select the database Business Source Complete .
Step 2. Business Source Complete opens. In the second search box type your keyword.
Step 3. In the third search box type CASE STUDY.
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Don't panic. A coursepack URL only expires at the end of the term. Contact your instructor .
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Yes and no! All items flagged as Required readings must be purchased - all at once. If articles are flagged as Optional - you can decide to purchase or not.
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With a coursepack you don't need to search and hunt for the articles and cases studies. Most HBR articles and cases studies are not freely available outside of the HBP website. There is an educational discount for coursepack items - typically around 50%.
Where can I find Harvard Business Review case studies?
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Answered By: Esther Gil Last Updated: Sep 25, 2023 Views: 1923
You can find case studies at the Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP) website which you can then purchase from them.
HBSP's customer service is available 24/7. Use the relevant contact information provided below to make any requests.
- U.S./Canada: (800) 545-9689
- Outside U.S. and Canada: 1 (617) 783-7600
- India: 000 800001 6935 (toll free)
- Text: (800) 545-7685
- Fax: +1 (617) 783-7666
If you are an instructor who is planning to use case studies from HBSP in a course, you should request a course pack through them. You can do so by registering as an educator at the HBSP website , or signing in if you are already registered. With an educator account, you receive access to course materials, copies of cases, guides to cases, and other educator resources.
You can view HBSP's Copyright Permissions on the website as well. If you need further assistance, please contact the HBSP Special Permissions Team at [email protected] or call:
- 888 500-1020 (toll-free inside U.S. & Canada)
- +1 617 783-7587 (outside the U.S. & Canada).
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Does the Library have access to Harvard Business Review (HBR) Case Studies?
Harvard Business School's case studies are a popular requested item here at McDermott Library. Access to the case studies can be explained by first making the following important distinction:
- Case studies distributed through Harvard Business Publishing must be purchased individually online via www.hbr.org/case-studies . Libraries cannot purchase this content.
- Case studies published in Harvard Business Review are accessible through Library-provided links because your Library subscribes to this journal. See instructions below.
Some other offerings, like the HBR Visual Library, are available to individual subscribers only.
Accessing articles from Harvard Business Review (HBR):
1) From the Library homepage , enter "harvard business review" under the Discover tab in the main search area. Click the search button.
2) In your results, look for the record that says "Journal" above the title and click Available Online.
3) Find links to this journal under the View Online section. Note that the Business Source Complete link covers a wider date range, from 1922 to present day.
4) On the resulting page (EBSCOhost), you can either browse by year, volume on the right side or click the "Search within this publication" link just above the Publication Details and use keywords, author names, or article titles to search within HBR.
Important tips regarding sharing of Harvard Business Review content:
Send only the citation information, rather than a url or saved PDF if you wish to share content from HBR. The recipient must navigate using the steps above or the library-provided link to Business Source Complete in order to access full text.
- Copying and sending the url / link from a full text HBR article will not work for the recipient. The links to HBR are not static; they are designed to have credentials verified before providing full text.
- Articles denoted as "limited access" cannot be saved or printed.
For additional help finding business case studies in general, see the Word document "Finding Case Studies" linked below.
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