Columbia CaseWorks develops teaching cases and materials for use in Columbia Business School classrooms. All material is closely tied to and based on the research and expertise of Columbia’s world-class faculty. The program leverages the energy, creativity, and intellectual capital of the School and provides a bridge between theoretical and practical business knowledge. Columbia CaseWorks provides funding and staff support for the development of new cases and teaching materials.
Columbia CaseWorks currently focuses on three main formats:
- Traditional cases that provide a detailed write-up of a business decision or issue.
- Shorter, more analytic cases, oriented around real world decisions, consisting of a summary or overview of the issue with background information that includes primary sources such as data sets, articles from journals or the business press, and research reports. Students will have to make decisions based on information that has not been predigested. Faculty expertise in the area will be highlighted.
- Research briefs that delineate what “state-of-the-art” research says about an important practical business issue or question. These briefs will help students understand and appreciate the insights and practical relevance of faculty research.
Professor Joel Brockner, Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business
Elizabeth J. Gordon MBA ’83