This set of three integrated texts on the case method is written for those interested in participative learning. Written by Ivey professors James A. Erskine, Michiel R. Leenders, and Louise A. Mauffette-Leenders, the texts are now available in simplified Chinese translations published by the Beijing Normal University Publishing Group (

Teaching With Cases is designed to help teachers create a positive learning environment, sharpen their preparation for class and manage case class discussions. Coverage includes preparation for class using the case teaching plan, classroom management, evaluating student performance and case use variations. The third edition expands significantly on both managing the participative process with special emphasis on questioning and responding, and the evaluation of student contributions to case-class discussions.

Learning with Cases is written to help students prepare, discuss more effectively in small and large groups, and to learn better and faster in the case method. It provides students with a number of tools to analyze case studies, including the case difficulty cube, the three stage learning process, the short and long cycle case preparation process and the case preparation chart.

Writing Cases in its fourth edition sets a new milestone on how to write good cases quickly. Case writing is identified as a three-phase process, and the book guides the reader through each phase. New ideas in this edition include the Case Origin Grid, The Case Shopping List, action triggers, and the story line and decision frame cuts. Another addition is the class testing of the new case. The development of the Case Plan with its five components remains as the central planning tool for effective case development All of the material contained in this text has been fully tested in over 35 countries on all continents with thousands of workshop participants from many disciplines. The new case writer who follows faithfully the three-phase process of case writing advocated in this text can produce good cases fast.

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