The Asian Business Case Centre is part of the Nanyang Business School at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. Our focus is to encourage the use and development of case studies on the Asian business experience, and to keep users abreast of events in the world of case writing.
The Case Method and the Value of Case StudiesCase studies bring an invaluable element of reality into the classroom. Based on real-life situations, these open-ended scenarios give instructors a wide range of options for teaching business and management practices.
The use of cases encourages experiential learning, helping students develop professional and analytical skills they will need in the marketplace. They also provide material for simulation models, and for learners to assess and solve problems while learning to think out of the box.
Resources at the Asian Business Case CentreOur programs reflect our interest in developing the use of teaching cases by students, instructors and organisations. Here are some of them:
- ASIACASE.COM, a website where information on teaching cases with Asian focus is collected from resources worldwide and made accessible in a single location.
- A list of case resources (publishers, distributors, writers, and institutes) for easy access by users. There is a particular focus on schools in Asia that are writing their own case studies, and have case collections of their own.
- Collaboration with the Richard Ivey School of Business (Ivey), University of Western Ontario, a leading producer of Asia-Pacific case studies. This is to jointly develop and promote teaching and writing of case studies in Singapore and Asia.
- Collaboration with external organisations, such as the Ministry of Manpower, DesignSingapore Council, Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore and Tote Board, to write case studies or reports.
- Support facility for case writing, research, teaching, and publication for faculty at the Nanyang Technological University interested in Asian business cases.
- A resource page for students including student research cases, reviews, links, tips on case writing, and a list of material and websites useful to case research.
- South Asia Resource Page, a link to information on business schools in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. These links will provide information about the schools, as well as allow users to access a list of case studies written by students and faculty of the schools.
- An initiative to write/translate cases in the Nanyang Case Collection into Chinese.