801,653 to customers at over 999 organisations.
Do all business schools support the production and use of cases?
No. Some schools rely entirely on alternative, more traditional methods of teaching and case writing is done by a relatively small number of faculty worldwide. However, in ecch's experience, there has been significant growth in case usage worldwide since it was established thirty years ago.
What does a case look like?
Generally, a case is a paper document of between 5 and 50 pages on average. Sometimes, depending on the subject matter, cases may contain colour illustrations. Cases may also be accompanied by audiovisual items, such as videos, slides or CD-ROMs. Some interactive cases have been produced in electronic format. Cases may come in two or even three parts (A,B & C). They may also be supplied with a teaching note, which is also a document of on average 10 pages.
Will all cases be electronic in time?
The use of the case in a paper format still predominates but ecch holds 84% of active cases, book chapters and articles in the case collection in digital format.
What are the benefits for case authors?
Case authors do not usually receive academic credit for case writing. However, if their institution is a member of ecch they may receive royalties from the sales of their cases. This will depend on the policy adopted by their institution (some forward royalties to the case authors whereas others retain them).
Which schools produce the most cases?
The top five case producing schools in 2010 were Harvard Business Publishing, IBSCDC, Darden Graduate School of Business, The Richard Ivey School of Business and ecch authors (various).
Which schools order the most cases?
ecch distributes the most cases to London Business School (LBS), Cass Business School, Cranfield University, SDA Bocconi School of Management and Manchester Business School (MBS).
Major case producing schools such as Harvard Business School, IMD and INSEAD are also heavy case using schools, but they use their own cases directly and only use cases from other institutions via ecch.