Additional Case Study Resources

Case Studies are used in many modules to demonstrate management strategies, and to enable students to tackle real-world business issues. Cardiff University Business School uses Harvard Business Publishing to supply the majority of its Case Studies; however there are a number of other providers, with many offering free materials.


University Resources

EBSCO Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier has a number of case studies – when searching, limit your ‘Document Type’ to ‘Case Study’ to find them all.

Emerald Insight

Emerald Insight has a selection of case studies – using the advanced search, chose ‘Case Studies’ as your ‘Content Type’. has a selection of academic case studies – please note you will need to register your Cardiff University email address first before using the FT’s website, by using this link.


WARC is a marketing database and consists of global case studies, industry research, trends, news and ad-spend data.


External Resources

The Case Centre

The Case Centre not only hosts a range of case studies and supplementary materials, but also has a small range of free business cases covering a number of subjects including healthcare, arts management and technology entrepreneurship.

Business Case Studies

Business Case Studies offers free case studies across a range of business subject areas.

Business in the Community

Business in the Community offers a number of free case studies showing how businesses benefit from using responsible business practices.


The HSE have a number of free case studies demonstrating how businesses manage their health and safety effectively.


LearningEdge, from MIT Sloan, offers a series of free case studies demonstrating entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics, operations management, strategy, sustainability, and system dynamics.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The WBCSD offers a collection of case studies submitted by companies illustrating how they have improved their environmental performance.