Case Studies as a Teaching Tool in Management Education

Case Studies as a Teaching Tool in Management Education

Dominika Latusek (Kozminski University, Poland)
Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 326|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0770-3
ISBN13: 9781522507703|ISBN10: 1522507701|EISBN13: 9781522507710


Management education is one of the most popular fields of study worldwide, and as it continues to grow, so does the need for updated, relevant programs to best prepare students for the business world. Case studies have become popular as a means to teach real world applications, but require flexibility in form and content catered to each audience in order to garner the intended affects.

Case Studies as a Teaching Tool in Management Education demonstrates the benefits and challenges associated with teaching through case studies in management studies, by weaving theory and practice to form a comprehensive outline for educators. This publication is essential reading for managers, business professionals, teachers in higher education, and advanced management students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Active Learning
  • Case Evaluation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Deductive Logic
  • Experiential Learning
  • Flow Theory
  • Student-Generated Cases
  • Transactional Analysis

Reviews and Testimonials

This volume compiles 15 essays on the use of case studies as a teaching tool in management education. Business educators from Europe, Australia, and the US address classroom aspects, with discussion of the importance of active learning and the differences between case studies and lecture-based teaching, using student-generated cases, designing a case study-based simulation game, using an action-learning project, teaching practices, and variations of the case study method; writing cases for the classroom, including specific techniques; and the challenges of the case method in specific contexts, including marketing, entrepreneurship, and short-term management development programs.

– Protoview Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dominika Latusek, PhD - Associate Professor of Management and Organization Theory at Kozminski University (Poland), Affiliated Researcher at Institute for Research in Social Sciences at Stanford University (USA). Supported by National Center for Research and Development in Poland, she leads the project of building the first repository of professional case studies for management in Poland. Her research interests are situated at the intersection of inter-organizational relations and trust.