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What Kind of Business Case Studies Are We Writing?
Yemen, Gerry Technical Note PHA-0064 / Published April 13, 2012
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What is the difference between a research paper and a business case study? Are all good business cases decision-focused? This note provides a brief description of field-based, research-based, and armchair cases. It also reviews the notion of a descriptive or evaluative case. Although the material was written to generate a discussion of what a business case study is for case writing workshops, it is useful for those who are new to case writing?students and faculty.


Learning Objectives

•Distinguish the difference between a research paper and business case study •Examine various types of business case studies •Explore decision-based and descriptive cases

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  • Overview

    What is the difference between a research paper and a business case study? Are all good business cases decision-focused? This note provides a brief description of field-based, research-based, and armchair cases. It also reviews the notion of a descriptive or evaluative case. Although the material was written to generate a discussion of what a business case study is for case writing workshops, it is useful for those who are new to case writing?students and faculty.

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    •Distinguish the difference between a research paper and business case study •Examine various types of business case studies •Explore decision-based and descriptive cases