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1 Learning with Cases Ideas from the book “Learning with Cases” by Louise A. Mauffette-Leenders, James A. Erskine and Michiel R. Leenders from Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario Presented by Tad Brinkerhoff, International Student Orientation August 1, 2013

2 What is a business case?  A story  A situation  Involves a decision  Field based  Might contain certain kind of data  Generally there is no right answer  Two types of cases: decision based and problem based

3 Why are cases used?  Started at Harvard Business School  Learn by doing  Assume roles of a manager/leader  Consider different perspectives of a problem  Practice the art and science of management  Make decisions with available information

4 Case Analysis  Analytical approach: What is the key decision or issue in the case?  Conceptual approach: What theories, concepts or techniques might be useful in the understanding and/or resolution of this case?  Case learning process  Individual preparation  Small group discussion  Large group or class discussion

5 Individual preparation  Short cycle  Read opening and ending paragraphs  Who? What? Why? When? How?  Quick look at the case exhibits  Quick review of case subtitles  Skim case body  Read assignment questions and reflect

6 Individual preparation  Long cycle  Read the case  Analyze the case  Define the issue  Analyze the case data  Generate alternatives  Selection decision criteria  Assess alternatives  Select preferred alternative  Develop an action and implementation plan

7 Small group discussion  Discussion leader  Time limit  Attendance and participation rules  Commitment to each other  Trust  Rules for communication

8 Large Group discussion  Start the discussion  Issues identification  Analysis  Alternatives and decision  Action and implementation

9 Effective participation hints  Don’t repeat facts of the case  Don’t make unrealistic assumptions  Don’t monopolize the discussion  Back up claims  Use data and quantitative analysis  Consider use of mind mapping  Case interview prep resources

10 Additional resources to consider  Learning with cases – published by Ivey School of Business  Ace Your Case II by Webfeet Insider Guide (free at Purdue Library)  Case Analysis Coach from HBS Press (online resource)  The Case Study Handbook: How to read, discuss, and write persuasively about cases by William Ellet through HBS Press

11 Let’s practice with Brian  Individual analysis  Read the case  Analyze the case  Define the issue  Analyze the case data  Generate alternatives  Selection decision criteria  Assess alternatives  Select preferred alternative  Develop an action and implementation plan  Small group discussion  Large group discussion (issues, analysis, alternatives, action)  Questions  Reflection


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