The Case Study Method in Training and Management Education

The IUP Journal of Soft Skills, Vol. VI, No. 2, pp. 55-64, June 2012

15 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2012 Last revised: 28 May 2016

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Kirti Shivakumar

KLS’ Institute of Management Education and Research

Date Written: November 1, 2012

Abstract

The case study is a method which provides descriptive situations which stimulate trainees to make decisions. The purpose of the case method is to make trainees apply what they know, develop new ideas to manage a situation or solve a problem. The focus is more on the approach the trainee uses rather than on the solution. As a training tool, the case study method can be used to develop decision-making skills, enhance team spirit, better communication and interpersonal skills and strengthen the analytical skills of trainees. This paper explores the situations when case study method can be used as a training tool and also explains the advantages and limitations of this method. It also describes certain variations in the case method so that the trainer can enhance his effectiveness.

Keywords: case method, case study, management education, training methods

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Shivakumar, Kirti, The Case Study Method in Training and Management Education (November 1, 2012). The IUP Journal of Soft Skills, Vol. VI, No. 2, pp. 55-64, June 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2169791

Kirti Shivakumar (Contact Author)

KLS’ Institute of Management Education and Research ( email )

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Belgaum, Karnataka 590011
India

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