Case Development Center

Development, dissemination and implementation in the educational process of case studies on Russian firms and international companies based in Russia is one of the priority directions of research and teaching at GSOM SPbSU. The case study is a specially prepared training material containing methodically structured description of situations drawn from real business practice. Most of the cases developed at GSOM — both full-length and mini-cases — are based on field research, i.e. the data is the result of the primary materials. GSOM SPbU case studies >>>

 

Currently GSOM is the largest center of case studies on business practices in Russia. GSOM — is Russian first business school, which formed its own collection of case studies at The Case Centre (before July 07, 2013, known as European Case Clearing House) in English. As of January 01, 2017, GSOM case collection at The Case Centre consists of 236 registration units (142 cases and 94 teaching notes). At the moment GSOM cases are available for use in training programs anywhere in the world. They are ordered for use in teaching at universities in Europe, U.S., Asia and Africa.

 

 

GSOM cases 

 

The collection of business case studies developed at GSOM in 1996–2016, consists of 273 cases, including 161 cases supported by teaching notes. More than 80 professors and 7 graduate students took part in case development. More than 50 case studies and teaching notes have been developed in co-authorship with colleagues from other business schools, i.e. Haas School of Business, University of California (Berkeley), University of Texas, Babson College, Helsinki School of Economics and other international business schools.

 

By now nine collections of cases were published at GSOM, 117 cases in total (17 cases were published in 2003-2005, 69 cases were published in collections of 2008-2010, 7 cases - in 2012, 4 cases – in 2014, 20 – in 2015). 44 case studies and articles on the development of case-method were published in journals and periodicals in Russia. Five editions of guidelines for teachers of business disciplines on case study development were published at GSOM. Nearly30 case studies and articles on case-method were published in leading international journals, covering the use of case-method.


In 2007, the Graduate School of Management founded of the project "Russian Case Studies Center" (www.case-center.ru). It is a digital library of case studies for use in business education programs at various levels. The Electronic Library includes case studies in Russian, developed in Russia. The project aims at supporting business education teachers by expanding access to teaching materials created by the authors in different universities and educational centers in Russia, as well as the ones published in professional journals. As of January 01, 2016 the electronic library recorded 240 cases, of which 179 cases were written by GSOM professors.

 

 

GSOM SPbU Case Collection  

 

Years

Cases developed by GSOM SPbU professors

Cases registered at The Case Centre

 

Cases

Teaching Notes

Total

Cases

Teaching Notes

Total

1996-2005

20

18

38

1

1

2

2006

75

25

100

0

0

0

2007

72

25

97

32

14

46

2008

30

30

60

12

2

14

2009

17

17

34

14

10

24

2010

10

10

20

21

20

41

2011

6

6

12

26

14

40

2012

10

10

20

16

13

29

2013

9

1

10

6

6

12

2014

7

3

10

3

3

6

2015

9

9

18

6

6

12

2016

8

7

15

5

5

10

TOTAL

273

161

434

142

94

236

 

  

To coordinate the development and use of teaching cases, the Case Development Center was established at GSOM SPbSU. Its main activities include the following: 

 

  • Supporting the process of development, registration, publication, and preparation for use in the educational process of cases, business games and other teaching materials.
  • Integration of teaching technics used at school into the international process of business education development.
  • Providing professors with teaching materials and guidelines, licensed for use at other universities, training centers and international organizations.
  • Methodical and organizational support to professors in issues related to improving professional skills, methodological expertise and implementation of advanced learning methods.

 
One of the main activities of the center is development and use of case studies in the teaching process.

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