International Business Case Study Free

Welcome to our free case collections. As part of The Case Centre’s commitment to promoting the case method and supporting case teachers, we offer a growing range of free cases produced by a number of prominent schools and organisations across the globe.

You must be registered and logged in to our website to access free cases. Once logged in you can use the 'show only items in the free case collection' tick box on our product search to search all free cases.

Amity Research Centers has selected ten cases from its health and medical care collection to be available free via The Case Centre. Amity Research Centers feels there is a dearth of expertise in health and medical care and that knowledge of developments and initiatives in healthcare is limited. It makes a deliberate effort to write cases about healthcare management in various organisations and for public health policy makers.
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Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s (ANZSOG) teaching cases are all set in the public sector – topics ranging from public value to risk management and regulation – with most recounting events from the past five to ten years. The collection comprises nearly 200 cases, with a selection available for free from The Case Centre.
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Building on its entrepreneurial legacy to advance entrepreneurial thought and action for the world, Babson College partnered with Banco de Chile to immerse twenty faculty members from ten Chilean universities into the rigorous art of entrepreneurship case writing and teaching. The project has produced eleven Chilean entrepreneurship cases, each with an English and Spanish version. 
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These free cases from the Australian College of the Arts (Collarts) are aimed at students studying music organisations in arts management or music business programmes. They are written by eminent music insiders, including Paul Saintilan, Dean of Collarts, previously at EMI Music and Universal Music; Rob Cannon of the Australian Institute of Music who has also held international record company roles; and Michael Smellie, a former Chief Operating Officer at Sony BMG. 
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Copenhagen Business School

This collection of free cases is part of Copenhagen Business School’s commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). All the cases focus on aspects of responsible management, including social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. The cases address a number of interdisciplinary subjects making them suitable for a wide range of courses in business schools and universities. New free cases will be added regularly.
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Developed as part of a project co-financed by the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission, this free case collection includes 18 innovative teaching cases on technology entrepreneurship. The cases all have accompanying teaching notes and many have media support items. 
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Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University

Few resources on the delivery of health services and health technologies in low-resource settings currently exist for educators. The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University has begun to fill this gap with a series of teaching cases and accompanying teaching notes examining principles of healthcare delivery in low-resource settings that are freely available for download and distribution.
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IMD's collection of free cases includes a case series on the KasKazi Network that deals with the distribution of fast-moving consumer goods to low-income areas in Kenya. The collection also includes eleven 'climate saver' cases that showcase corporate best practices in carbon-saving products and processes and feature companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Lafarge, Novo Nordisk, Nokia Siemens Networks and Tetra Pak, among others. The cases were featured at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference thanks to IMD's collaboration with the WWF's Climate Savers. 
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Medical Peace Work

This collection of 12 free teaching cases was developed by Medical Peace Work, a partnership of medical organisations and teaching institutions committed to the development of expertise in health work, violence prevention and peace building. The cases depict challenging situations for health professionals who are looking for ways to prevent and reduce violence and other forms of power abuse, and to build trust, understanding, mutually enriching structures and a culture of peace.
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MIT Sloan's LearningEdge

In early 2009, the MIT Sloan School of Management began free distribution of select teaching materials created by faculty and students at the school. The collection, available on LearningEdge, covers a wide array of companies and organisations, industries, and geographies, and focuses on a number of business disciplines. 
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Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business has produced a large number of free cases covering subjects such as e-commerce, entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, operations information & technology, political economics and strategic management.  
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The Case Centre

We have partnered with a group of leading business schools to provide this collection of free cases on topical issues. Currently 10 free cases are available covering a wide variety of subject categories and topics. 
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The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Legatum Center case studies illuminate the thought processes of entrepreneurs, the challenges they face, and the solutions they devise as they develop their businesses. These cases are available without charge to help teachers, students, and aspiring entrepreneurs. At the same time, they may demonstrate to academics and governments the value of entrepreneurial activities in low-income countries.  
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Acadia Institute of Case Studies (Acadia University)

The Institute’s focus is on entrepreneurship and small business operations.”

Business Roundtable: Institute for Corporate Ethics: Case Studies

Institute Case Studies ground business ethics education in real-world examples. Case materials are available free-of-charge for educational use by faculty, ethics officers, students and individuals. Teaching notes and other teaching documents will be made available upon request to faculty or corporate trainers only upon verification. Please include your your name, title, organization, email and phone information in your request (organizational Web pages where you are listed are recommended, but not required). Case Studies dealing with Business Ethics in Canada

Canadian Business Ethics Research Network: Case Studies dealing with Business Ethics in Canada

BCIC Case Study Library

Workplace Health Case Studies: Canadian Government

A free, online service of The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, which provides abstracts and publisher information for case studies that “pose social and environmental challenges within traditional business problems.” However, many of the cases listed are from the Harvard Business School and the European Case Clearing House, so are not free or open access beyond an abstract.

Export Development Canada EDC Case Studies:

We also collaborate with Canadian universities to develop international business case studies that focus on Canadian exporters. These cases may be used for material for teaching in business faculties, to build recognition for university program specializations, or for entry into business-case competitions.

Access is limited to professors, so students are asked to discuss with their professor. Professors are asked to email to indicating which of the cases below you are requesting, as well as a brief description of the course and level in which you intend on using these teaching materials.

MIT Sloan Cases

MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR) is a collection of teaching materials, including case studies, industry notes, and management simulations, that MIT Sloan provides as a free teaching resource open and available to the world. Similar to the course syllabi and materials found on MIT’s OpenCourseWare site, these materials carry a creative commons license allowing them to be downloaded, copied, and distributed.

Some of the cases from the oikos online case collection are also available as free cases protected under the Creative Commons license. If you are a faculty member and you are interested in teaching these cases, you can request a free teaching note by sending us an email to

The Times 100 Case Studies

Case studies on real companies.

Virtual Economy Case Studies

Looks at the impact of various economic policies on three different groups: People, Business and Government.

World Resource Institute Bell Teaching Case Studies:

WBCSD Free cases for a sustainable world


Company-Specific Case Studies




Vivisimo, an IBM Company

 Schroeder Inc.


Free Case Studies from Case Study Publishers:

Free Cases from ecch:

European Case Clearing house makes available a few cases for free.

Free Cases from the Stanford Graduate School of Business:

Seventy-seven free electronically available cases from the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1998-2012. eech has categorized these by topic here.


Open Access Case Study Journals:

Journal of case research in business and economics

Available from 2008

Journal of case studies in accreditation and assessment

Available from 2008

Journal of Business Cases and Applications

These articles can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available for most cases and are not password protected, except for Volume I (2007-2008).  Since 2010 Teaching notes are included with cases

International Journal of Case Studies in Management

Through HEC: This provides free access to business cases in either French or English, but often not available in both languages. You must sign in to use this service. You can use this material for your students and teaching copies are supplied in some cases.

These articles can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available for most cases

Journal of Business Case Studies

These articles can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available for only a few cases and are not password protected. Please do a search here to see teaching notes that are available

Available from 2005-Present.

Journal of Information Systems Education

Available 1989-present with a few missing issues. This can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available, but password protected. Please see teaching note policy here and the process to get the notes sent to you:


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