Please find below links to a variety of case writing resources from Harvard Business School Publishing. To order you must be signed into HBSP online as an educator. The "Sign In or Register Now" button is top right.>
- Developing a Teaching Case (Abridged)
Comprehensive look at what constitutes an effective case: developing an idea; considering the teaching aspect of the case; working with companies on field research, interviews, and follow-up; and elements of case writing.
Roberts (901-055) 21 pages, © 2001, revised 2012. Order
- Writing Cases and Teaching Notes
Strong focus on the interview process, with suggestions on approaches and techniques as well as case length and style.
Corey (399-077) 11 pages, © 1998. Order
- Writing Cases: Tips and Pointers
A concise overview with useful information on timelines for case writing and processes for circulating drafts and getting feedback.
Linder (391-026) 8 pages, © 1990, revised 1994. Order
- Twenty Five Questions to Ask as You Begin to Develop a New Case Study
Provides straightforward advice for the new casewriter, both practical and philosophical.
Gentile (391-042) 5 pages, © 1990. Order
- Case Studies for Harvard Business School
Overview of the case writing process at HBS, including information specifically for companies on the benefits of participating and confidentiality of materials.
Shapiro 2 pages, 1975, revised 1984. Case Studies for HBS
Writing Teaching Notes for Cases
- Teaching Notes: Communicating the Teacher's Wisdom
Sets forth the rationale for teaching notes, what they should contain and why, and how they can be prepared. In discussing the value of a well-written teaching note, this case highlights the critical structural elements of preparing for an effective class: timing, pastures, transitions, identifying potential pitfalls, board plans, question plans.
Austin(793-105) 11 pages, © 1993. Order