Please find below links to a variety of case writing resources from Harvard Business School Publishing.>
- 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 (9-901-055) 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 (9-399-077) 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 (9-391-026) 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 (9-391-042) 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 (1-576-026) 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.
Chapman (5-793-105) 11 pages, © 1993. Order