Case Study Workshop

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Summer School at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund 2016 from the Wednesday 29th of June until Friday the 1st of July 2016 in Dortmund.

Locations (Room details are in the stream schedule below):

1. Faculty of Business Studies: Emil-Figge-Strasse 38 (EFS38)

2. Faculty of Computer Science: Emil-Figge-Strasse 42 (EFS42)

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#Asta Daunorienė, Ruta CiutieneJan-Philipp Büchler & Team

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Jan-Philip Büchler Jennifer Decker Simon Joseph Stuber

#Asta Daunorienė, Ruta Ciutiene-RegistrationRegistration

There are 20 places for this module of the summer school. Official registration by mail (to: elena.vitkauskaite(@) and confirmation by the trainer is mandatory. Deadline for registration is 22.05.2016.

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Case studies are used increasingly on a broad range of education and management training courses as well as in research programs. Teachers, lectureres and researchers are being encouraged to make greater use of this effective instrument for learning.

#Asta Daunorienė, Ruta Ciutiene-Target:Target

During the summerschool the participants will explore the diverse field offered by the case method. The focus of this workshop is put on teaching and writing case studies. Participatns will work inidvidually or in groups on an own case study during the course and learn how to design case based courses and how to run case discussions effectively.


This stream is explicitly addressing professors, lectureres and researchers with a special interest in the case method as an applied research and teaching instrument. The emphasis of this workshop is put on teaching and writing case studies with a relation to management topics. A questionnaire on the individual experience with the case method as well as some preparatory readings (case studies and artices) will be sent to all participants in advance to this workshop.

#Asta Daunorienė, Ruta Ciutiene-Trainers:Trainers

- Jan-Philipp Büchler (FH Dortmund, CASEM, academic director)

- Jennifer Decker (FH Dortmund, CASEM, research assistant)

- Simon Stuber (FH Dortmund, CASEM, research assistant)


The center for applied studies and education in management (CASEM) has been established as an interdisciplinary research and competence center at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund in 2012.

We write, publish and distribute case studies for business and management education of highest quality based on combined desk- and field research, comprehensive multimedia teaching material and a 360° review process. We aim at building a network and provide a platform for learning and teaching with the case method. casem. invites academics from all universities and business schools to join our network and contribute with their experience and knowledge. Research at casem. focuses on strategic and international market management of midsized businesses. We promote and foster a vital exchange of academia and business based on the case study method.

#Asta Daunorienė, Ruta Ciutiene-Schedule:Schedule (29th(!) of June until the 1st of July 2016)

Due to the size of the group, 2-3 rooms have been reserved for each session:

Time Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00-10:00 case study: Vaillant

-what makes a good case study? -exercise: review of Vaillant case

case based research, teaching & learning

-qualitative research as a basis -sources of data -integrating case reasearch in teaching programs

case writing and case structures -exercise: review of Borussia Dortmund case study -design principles for case structures -exercise: individual work on case structure -discussion of case structures

case writing and case structures (cont.)

-reflection from day two -open forum

closing paragraphs -exercise: individual work on closing paragraphs -group review of closing paragraphs

10:00-11:00 case method: learning journey

-participant centred learning -learning pedagogy -double loop learning

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11:00-12:00 case formats

-case study types -case study styles

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12:00-13:00 Lunch@Mensa Lunch@Mensa Lunch@Mensa
13:00-14:00 case teaching:

-opening case based sessions -guiding the discussions -handling challenges -synthesizing results -designing a case based course

opening paragraphs

-exercise: individual work on opening paragraphs -group review of case openings

writing the teaching note -process. structure, content -exercise: review of teaching note for Borussia Dortmund case study

teaching plans

-exercise: individual work on case teaching plans -presentation of teaching plans

14:00-15:00 ^ ^ ^
15:00-16:00 ^ ^ wrap-up and workshop closing
16:00-17:00 actions plans, open forum, wrap-up ^ ^


EFS38, Room 1.22

EFS42, Room C.E.41 EFS42, Room C.E.42

EFS38, Room 1.22

EFS42, Room C.E.42

EFS42, Room C.3.34

EFS42, Room C.E.41 EFS42, Room C.E.42