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OTMT Graziadio Organization Theory & Management

This guide is intended for use when researching management topics and those related to organization theory.

HBR Case Studies and Scholarly Case Studies

Using Business Source Premier to Search for Case Studies

Why Use Business Source Premier? The writing style of the case studies from many sources in Business Source Premier will often be more formal in tone.

For case studies that read more like stories, try searching for Harvard Business Review Case Studies in Business Source Premier as noted in the second method below ( or use Emerald Management Xtra to look for cases in The Case Journal).

There are two ways of locating case studies in Business Source Premier.

1. One method is to use a Document Type limiter field selecting Case Study when searching for topics of interest. 

2. The other method is to search for case studies within a publication by Publication Name, such as Harvard Business Review. While Business Source Premier does not contain Harvard Business School cases, this database does provide case studies from HBR!

Please note, if you are looking for Harvard Business School Cases, these are separately published from Harvard Business School Publishing. HBS cases are not available via the Pepperdine Library. See our FAQ on HBS cases for more details.