|aThe case study handbook :|bhow to read, discuss, and write persuasively about cases /|cby William Ellet.
|aBoston, Mass. :|bHarvard Business School Press,|cc2007.
|avi, 273 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|apt. 1. Analysis. How to analyze a case -- Case analysis demonstration -- Problems -- Decisions -- Evaluations -- pt. 2. Discussion. How to discuss a case -- pt. 3. Writing. How to write a case-based essay -- Problem essays -- Decision essays -- Evaluation essays -- pt. 4. Cases for analysis and writing. Allentown Materials Corporation : The electronic products division (abridged) -- General Electric : Major appliance business group (abridged) -- General Motors : Packard electric division -- Malaysia in the 1990's -- Whistler Corporation.
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 writing about cases. Early chapters show how to classify cases according to the analytical task they require (solving a problem, making a decision, or forming an evaluation) and quickly establish a base of knowledge about a case. Strategies and templates, in addition to several sample Harvard Business School cases, help you apply the author's framework. Later in the book, Ellet shows how to write persuasive case-analytical essays based on the process laid out earlier. Extensive examples of effective and ineffective writing further reinforce your learning. The book also includes a chapter on how to talk about cases more effectively in class. Any current or prospective MBA or executive education student needs to read this book.